Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 001: Pumpkin-tastic 01 on 11/22/2013. Deep copper-orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of pumpkins, toffee and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of pumpkin pie spices, caramel malt and figgy booze. The finish is sweet with a lingering boozed pumpkin aftertaste. Good beer overall.
tectactoe (1935) - Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Vibrant, albeit deep shaded copper. Murky, topped with a small layer of gray-tinted foam. Huge pumpkin spice rack aroma. Nutmeg & clove being the easiest to pinpoint with lighters notes of cinnamon & allspice underneath. Toasty malt aromas meld with the spices to give off a mild graham cracker vibe. Again, huge spice on the palate. Nutmeg. Clove. Cinnamon. Allspice. You name it. Moderate undercurrent of boozy brandy adds a bit of warmth & sweetness. Finishing notes of toasted graham cracker, brown sugar, & heavy pumpkin spice. Slick, mildly oily body. A pretty enjoyable pumpkin spiced beer.
slowrunner77 (3451) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Looks pretty...dark amber with ruby highlights. Nose will keep you coming back...understated brandy, spices and natural pumpkin, with some carmelized malts making their presence known as well, especially in the flavor. Smooth medium to full bodied palate and a wonderful flavor (nothing is over or underdone) that lingers. Probably the best Iíve had from them, and a top tier pumpkin beer."
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Hazy burnt-orange pour with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The aroma is a blend of caramel, toffee, oak and brandy with suggestions of autumn spices. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is a warming, hearty swirl of brandy, caramel and toffee, accompanied by gentle notes of holiday spices. The finish is a lightly boozy, comforting hug that really warms my chest and belly.
JK (4475) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet with a thick palate. Mild brandy flavor, but the high abv is hidden in the flavor. Moderate amount of pumpkin, or, squash flavor generally.
Dfonorow (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Tribes Alehouse. Pour is hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma and flavor of pumpkin pie, maple syrup, cinnamon, wood, and booze. Finish is spicy and sweet.
umich03jm (1994) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to my local group for sharing. Amber pour with very little head. Aromas are caramel, pumpkin, and lots of spices including ginger, cinnamon, and clove. Tastes like pumpkins and cinnamon. The other spices are there but muted. Get a little caramel apple in the finish. Good pumpkin beer. Abv well hidden.
nickd717 (3509) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber pour with an off-white head and good retention. Big pumpkin and caramel aroma with spice and brandy. Big sweet but not overly sweet flavor - caramelized pumpkin, clove, ginger, and cinnamon. Smooth mouthfeel with medium-plus body. Velvety texture. Damn good beer.
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of pumpkin, caramel, ginger, and clove. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin ring outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with carnal and pumpkin. The finish has huge spice with a lot of clove, ginger, and pepper. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, it starts off tasty but the finish is a little over-spiced.
StefanSD (2138) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy brown color with a big beige head that has great retention and plenty of sticky lacing. The aroma is all pumpkin pie spices and a bit of sherry. The taste, like the aroma, features pumpkin pie spices, almonds and sherry. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. The finish is long and dry with lingering spices. Overall: One of the better pumpkin beers Iíve tried. The spices are well balanced and capture an authentic pie experience. My only complaint--why is this newky released in July?--hello, McFly, anyone home?
italianjohn (2342) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy deep golden amber pour with a thin off white head and light lacing..... Aroma is of pumpkin spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice), some dark fruits, and caramel malts ..... Taste is of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and vanilla with light ginger and some light booze notes .... Has a bit of an overcarbonated aroma and taste .... Slight evidence of the barrel aging in the form of dry oak and has some fruity yeast of the barley wine style .... Has a bitter dry bite in the finish .... Clean no lingering ... Abv hidden pretty well ... Interesting combo and def above average