Bacterial (1954) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour at Beechwood Brewery in Long beach - dark amber pour with a nice white head. Lots of white lacing. Boozy squash and nutmeg nose. Really nice taste - 12% is totally hidden. Malt is strong with this one but itís also got a nice spice character. Yum.
Nocturne (1040) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Clear mid-dark amber shade with a slight ring of head. Aroma is hot brandy, caramel and pumpkin spice. The taste reflects the aroma, bringing caramel to the fore. Spices lurk nicely at the edges, while cognac is restrained but helps to tie it all together. Very smooth mouthfeel and the warming combination of spices and alcohol heat as it finishes makes for a great touch. Not as much of a showstopper as I anticipated, but itís really cohesive and a lovely sipper.
Rando7 (766) - Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours cloudy medium brown with one finger off-white head. Sours fruit aroma. Taste not very sweet with pumpkin and spices. Oaky finish. nice full palate with a pleasant warming although alcohol not that apparent.
mcberko (8402) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy murky orange with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out nice pumpkin notes, butterscotch, candied sugar, and pumpkin spices. Flavour is certainly unique, with notes of butterscotch, pumpkin spices, pumpkin puree, and some slight tartness. Very unusual flavours, but it somehow works to a degree. Not my favourite, but I applaud the effort.
AdamJackson (3329) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange red woody just dark almost right from the barrel haze. Nose is sweet, oaky, cognac with yams and clove. Coriander and brown sugar.
madvike (3045) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours rosy amber with a foamy light tan head. Nose is cinnamon, allspice, sweet boozy warmth, and bready malt. A bit of pumpkin coming through too. Taste is pumpkin pie, a bit of oak, nice sweet bready malt, and a warming booziness. A little overspiced for my tastes, but still really tasty. Medium bodied with mellow carbonation. Beautiful.
jkwood04 (4436) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml in a snifter. Pours deep, hazy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee from the malts, light pumpkin, a little brandy, hints of alcohol, light floral hops, and hints of alcohol. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Smooth texture. A good beer.
Ratman197 (10678) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of caramel, clove, cinnamon, pumpkin and light brandy. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, cinnamon, pumpkin, light clove, light brandy and a hint of oak with a smooth lingering spiced caramel finish.
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark red rust with an off white head. Aroma of alcohol, bad perfume and pumpkin spices. Big on cinnamon nutmeg and some sweet brandy notes and pumpkin. Caramel and a little dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation. Good.
Getbetter (939) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle.The pour is a orange brown with a white head.Itís a malty boozey beer with pumpkin and nutmeg.Itís ok.