Lukaduke (2181) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to OnTape ! Pours a deep amber color with a finger of foam. The nose is a bit vegetal with notes of leather, pumpkin, sweet toffee, fig and booze. The palate is sweet caramel, boozy dates, lots of round pumpkin and a bit of earthy complexity that draws out the sweetness in the finish. A bit thin on the tail end and some booze burn but an interesting beer wither way !
MrChopin (3276) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy amber, thin white ring. Nose is soft pumpkin bordering on tomato, acidic. Flavor has more balance, light pumpkin and grain, bit of chocolate and grain through end.
davey101 (691) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled Autumn 2013. Pours a dark but clear burnt orange/red color. Frothy off white foam with clingy lacing. Aroma is roasted pumpkin flesh, pumpkin pie spices, chocolate, caramel, and brandy notes. Spicy and boozy. Taste is like a muted pumpkin spice ale with some oxidized brandy and caramel/brown sugar notes. Lingering chocolate and vanilla. Booze is present and warming but manageable. Mouth feel is medium bodied. One of the better pumpkin beers out there, but not as exciting as the description led me to believe. Very boozy.
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Claudio. Pours hazy brown color with thin tan head. Aromas of pumpkin pie spices. Flavors of caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar. Medium body with average carbonation.
Bule (756) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a hazy brown color without much head. Flavors of spiced pumpkin, hops and some sweetness. Great pumpkin beer.
UDBeernut (1706) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy orange amber with a thin cream colored head. nose of spice, pumpkin, light wood. taste has all elements plus light undulating sweetness. body is big, ever a sipper, it gets chewy as it warms.
olr1984 (1076) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours a reddish brown with an off white head, pumpkin spice and slight oak taste
argo0 (11520) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle, thanks GT2. Small beige head with clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some vinous, light nutmeg. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some vinous, light nutmeg, alcohol, allspice. Medium-full body, stickiness.
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a clear orange with some creamy, white head. Nose of spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, burnt sugar, orange, root veg, parsnip. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, spice, caramel, booze, caramel. Boozy finish. Really neat.
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy golden amber color, white head. Aroma of candied and brandied caramel. Taste is very sweet and sticky spiced brown sugar and pumpkin pie.