jgb9348 (4893) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice slightly hazy deep brown coloured body with a rich ruby, amber and copper coloured tint and a solid, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of very pungent spice and squash - nice and fragrant with allspice, canella, caramelised sugars and a little bit of banana with the ever-present squash and earthy malt. Light-bodied; Oddly thin with no taste of the squash at all - just some very light malt and almost no spice in the flavour, only some caramel and light metal on the finish. Aftertaste is oddly lacking as well - not only are there no real flavours, but the beer just drifts off to water and the slightest bit of nuts and brown sugar. Overall, a very interesting beer with every indication that it would be a good tasting and complex beer, but in actuality, it was exactly opposite - water in almost every respect aside from the look and smell. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Tyson’s Corner (Falls Church), Virginia on 26-November-2013 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 28-January-2014.
bytemesis (3699) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to Brian. Pours clear ruby with a large beige creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma is spices, caramel, pumpkin. Allspice, cloves, nutmeg, dark sugars, cinnamon. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, little bitterness, fairly spicy, but not overwhelming. Medium body. Not bad.
barn0216 (432) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown color, lots of lacing. Clove, nutmeg, sweet potato aroma. Flavor has same plus cinnamon and roast from the malt. Sweet and bitter at the same time. Solid for a pumpkin brew, i especially like that it keeps the spicing subdued so that it doesn’t quickly wear out its welcome. But that also means that it doesn’t approach the best pumpkin brews which can taste like delicious pie.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep dark burnt orange, very dark, thin to moderate foamy tannish head, little lacing.   Strong spicy nose, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.   Smooth on the tongue, not as spicy as the nose suggested but still flavorful.   A bit brighter on the tongue than on the nose.   Faint chocolate and caramel malt.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Clean finish, lingering spices and somewhat of a pumpkin bread flair.   Pretty tasty example.   Neat to see them come out with a new brew for the Fall.
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Catching up on some old ratings. ..................................................
Tonkun (930) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark copper pour with a big head. Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, nuts, soil, Indian spices. Lighter than expected body and carbonation with slightly sweet finish. I would like a crisper or spicer finish
argo0 (11729) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Large pillowy beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, nutmeg, allspice, light clove, cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, nutmeg, allspice, some cinnamon, light earthy/orange. Light-medium body, light stickiness, effervescence, fairly drinkable.
downender (6565) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Medium brown with a slight, off-white head. Cinnamon, nutmeg and spice with a hint of roast and some sweetness in the finish. Fine.
rdixon77 (895) - Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent creamy pumpkin beer. Pours a brown orange. Fairly standard spices cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is lots of spice and malty. Decent.
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Angelika Fairfax. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Lots of pumpkin spice on the nose. The pumpkin is more mellow on the tongue. Finished clean. Nice.