Fritz123 (971) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Pours a deep orange-brown with a one finger off-white head. Mild lacing washes away quickly. Aroma of spices such as cloves and pumpkin spice. Also the pumpkin and malts come through in the aroma more as it warms. Taste is not quite as exciting as the aroma. The pumpkin and spices are most prevalent. Also a malts and a rather muddy taste also comes through. Medium carbonation, medium body. A little oily. Finishes with a hint of heat. Not bad.
floydslip (171) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep mahogany beer with a creamy tan head that sets up in peaks. Nose is dominated by sweet spice with nutmeg. cinnamon, and ginger the most prominent. Flavor is surprisingly watered down given the aroma, which is a shame. It has a sweet malty brown sugar backbone with hints of the pumpkin pie spices followed by a light bitterness. I expected the spice to grow and linger into the after taste, but everything just fell flat. Good idea. Poor execution.
msalsbury (26) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque brown with creamy, coarse, milkshake like beige head. The aroma smells strongly of cinnamon and pumpkin. The flavor begins malty with some bitterness behind it, followed by a pumpkiny thickness. The finish is unexpectedly bitter and lingering. I donít like it as well as other Anderson Valley products.
marcus (6441) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours orange brown with a huge beige head that gushes from the can and a pumpkin and spice aroma. There is a strange dark malt flavor with too much nutmeg and a pumpkin finish. Not very tasty.
BLADT (603) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can pour. Rich copper color with soapy head. Nose is straight autumnal spice cabinet. Not nauseating (comes across natural), but not enticing. Nothing about this nose make me want to take a sip. This is a perfume better suited to a pie. Taste is more palatable. More vegetal than all-spice. Like almost all beers in this sub genre, I do not understand the appeal.
jsmerig (1239) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep clear ruby red with a light tan head. Aroma of cola, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin spice. Taste is sweet with a dark spicy note. Bitter in the finish. Not bad.
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bubblehouse (363) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours nearly black with a big head out of the can. Nice aroma but a little lackimg in taste. Still pretty darn good.
chiiidog (31) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark golden brown. Aroma is full of spice, not much pumpkin. The taste introduces the pumpkin and follows with more spice. This isnít anything remarkable but itís very drinkable and has a nice "autumn" feel to it. I liked it.
swanmann (599) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber brown with some red tones and creamy tan, quickly dissipating head. It smells like pumpkin, molasses, some spice. Nice roasty notes caramel and pumpkin sweetness, a light vegetal note and a medium bittersweet finish. Medium bodied with some fairly lively carbonation. I like it. I donít think the spice is overpowering and the darker malt bill lends well to pumpkin flavor.
arondee (561) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black/brown color with a huge off-white head. The aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, spices, and sweet malts. The taste is light and full of spices and pumpkin. Pretty good but a little to light for my taste.
crossovert (7337) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nto a huge fan of the style but it seems well-made and par for the style, lots of spice and pumpkin still.