Frank (3128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is fairly subtly spiced for a pumpkin beer which is different from being subtly spiced in general. It is a lovely chestnut brown color w/ a huge head and tons and tons of lace. This seems to be a bit less cinnamon/clove focused than a lot of this style and veers more toward nutmug. Tasting it, a resinous ginger character comes more to the foreground. I am not sure what I would guess the base beer of this is, something along the lines of an brown ale or maybe an American take on an ESB. There is a nice, toasty and very slightly roasty malt backbone to this that does a good job of supporting the spices, along w/ its creamy mouthfeel. I am not exactly a huge fan of the style but this is done well.
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep carmel color, with a tan head. Notes of Carmel and spice. More bland than I expected.
Aquilo (558) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown and super fizzy, like a soda. Aroma is spice and co2. Flavor is mild, with some vegetable flavor, and an astringent finish. I can taste the pumpkin, but if I didn’t already know that this was a pumpkin ale, I wouldn’t have guessed.
strongpieman (1558) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A flavorful balanced pumpkin beer. More of a gingerbread taste with spice ...not overpowering.
tricksta_p (1496) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of malts, caramel, pumpkin, spices, nutmeg, cinnamon. Flavour is malty, spicy and sweet. Fairly dry and spicy. Decent Pumpkin Beer.
ilovedarkbeer (2373) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little bit of a darker pumpkin beer. Pours a dark copper color with a foamy canvas colored head. Notes of chocolate, dark brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and earth. Sweet mouthfeel, medium length finish.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2607) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from CBB, this poured a much darker color than I had imagined rather than the reddish-brown I expected it was a dark brown with a thick dirty beige looking head that only reveals reddish accents when held up to the light. Quite a spicy aroma with some of the apple cinnamon quality to it but there are enough other spices coming through to keep it in the realm of pumpkin pie. Medium-thin bodied with a relatively smooth mouthfeel. The taste is maltiness giving it somewhat of a cookie-ish pie crust character then the spices and pumpkin come into play giving you that full on pie experience. Looking at the ingredients I am surprised to discover it is made with chocolate as well! Pretty good a bit more spic than I want but it is fairly evenly balanced and has enough surprises to keep me drinking.
osu97gp (666) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with hints of red with a very large tan head. Aroma of spices, malt and pumpkin. Flavor of cloves, nutmeg and light cinnamon. Decent.
steelhead3686 (253) - Athens, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium white to mocha head. Heavy spice aromas that certainly remind you of fall and pumpkin pie. It has a mild to heavy sweetness (absolutely think of pumpkin pie) with almost no bitter. The body is medium bot full with a fluffy texture that again reminds me of pumpkin pie. This is near and dear to my heart as I love pumpkin pie. I am absolutely biased.
__Rb81 (305) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown to amber with a off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices, malts, caramel. Taste is sweet caramel malty, pumpkin and spices, light bitter aftertaste. Not bad, bit thin perhaps.