fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at The Hop and Hound, Bothell, WA
Dark amber color with thick head. Moderate spicy aroma, stronger spicy flavor; caramel flavor too, mostly dry, lightly fruity.
brokensail (14531) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Tustin Brewing. Dark amber pour with khaki foam. Nose is the typical nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, all spice, etc. Toasted bread and caramel. Sort of grassy, though. Maybe some thyme? Flavor has a weird spice and herbal bitterness. Chalky. Sweet caramel malts and toasted cereal grains. Lots of ginger and nutmeg.
bhensonb (13218) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours clear dark orange amber with a creamy yellow tan head. Aroma is spice. Tickled my windpipe! Med body or a bit less. Flavor is very strong spice. Fairly dry and spicy/bitter. Lots of spice in the finish.
Tmoney99 (12736) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured clear orange copper color with an average to large off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Soft doughy pumpkin and spice aroma. Medium body with a frothy texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft seasonal beer.
argo0 (12640) - 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.
Benzai (11827) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Clear red-brown color, small off-white to beige head. Horrible aroma of sugar, sweetness, (Dutch) "speculaas". Taste lightly malts, a bit sweet, some (Dutch) "gebakken balkenbrij" speculaas flavors. Weird, but drinkable.
bierkoning (11675) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. dark brown color. Spicy aroma, dominating cinnamon. Full bodied. malty sweet flavor with cinnamon and pumpkin. Too much cinnamon to be likeable.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Velvet Lounge. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie and toast malt, dates, nutmeg, cloves, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with spices, light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can from Downtown Wine & Gourmet, Harrisonburg. Pours a clear copper color with a large foamy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong pumpkin, strong pumpkin spices, caramel and stone fruits. The taste is toasted malts, toasted pumpkin, caramel, mild nuts and nutmeg, cinnamon and other spices in the finish. Medium bodied, slight lingering spice, low carbonation, nice balance. Very nice pumpkin ale.
mcberko (11165) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark orangey brown with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out very earthy pumpkin notes, cinnamon and nutmeg. Flavour is very dirty and earthy, with nutmeg, cinnamon, and earth. Very dirty and dry, with an earthy finish. Meh.