daleharshman (1010) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased at the brewery exactly two years ago today ($5.99). Pours black-ish with some ruby-garnet highlights and giant multi-finger creamy-pillowy dark tan head with excellent retention. AROMA of mild pumpkin, cocoa powder, dry spices (nutmeg stands out), grainy malts, and cardboard. FLAVOR of dark roasted malts, creamy dark chocolate, roasted nuts, cinnamon, coffee, and some subtle pumpkin. Nice smooth finish with some lingering spice. Improves as it warms and the pumpkin becomes a bit stronger. Still looking for a pumpkin beer that really has the pumpkin front and center...this is a good effort, though. (28, 918)
bhensonb (13219) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Been in the fridge a long, long time. Pours very darkly ruddy with an orange tinged (swear that) tan head. Lots of pie spice. Cinnamon in the front, I think. Med body. Starts with spice, gets a strong chocolate hit, then goes on to mixed spice followed by dry dark baking chocolate. But pumpkin? I dunno bout that. Finishes dry, chocolate and spicy. Good ale.
elihapa (1535) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, winter ’12: Pours dark with nice beige head. Flavor is spiced nutmeg, pumpkin paste, toasted bread, mocha. Good blend, a bit subdued.
burg326 (5085) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle poured a dark brown color with aromas of light coffee, earth, some pumpkin and nutmeg. Flavors were light coffee and pumpkin. I liked the pumpkin flavor a lot did not taste artificial, smooth, and easy to drink.
tmoreau (3266) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, ashen, brown tone, with modest, light tan head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The aroma started with a little roastiness, then nutmeg, lesser cinnamon, and a dark fruit/prune that must have been the pumpkin essence to my nose. Moderately bitter, medium bodied, and softly carbonated, the flavor was a little vegetal, earthy, dry, and somewhat astringent. Appreciated the generosity, but not a fan.
DocJitsu (1484) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cola brown color with a root beer colored head. In Alpine fashion, the head doesn’t stick around long. Nutty, woody, and coffee aromas. Mouthfeel is full and wet with a bit of a carbonation burn at the finish. Raw pumpkin, smoke, and some plastic flavors. Not my favorite. I’m 0-2 with pumpkin ales the Fall.
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon and some pumpkin, along with some cocoa and toasted malts. Flavour of sweet caramel malts, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium bodied with a wonderful mix of the spices and the porter qualities. Great stuff.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose and taste of roasted pumpkin, chocolate malt, dry cocoa, vanilla and hints of tangy citrus. Finishes mostly dry with a touch of resin and dry cocoa. Some muted autumn spices in deep background. Medium body.
Pailhead (6143) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of rayl101
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some spotty lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and citrus. There is some light pumpkin in the background. The finish more chocolate mixed with some light cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep, near black hued body, lasting tan head. Good lace. Aromas roast pumpkin, medium spice, sweet spice, nutmeg crystallized ginger. Roast character is mild, light chocolate. Flavors are roasty, dry, tobacco ashy, cocoa, leathery, brown sugar, spicy, bitter chocolate. Very bitter roast and spice character. Medium carbonation. Dry.