jake65 (3445) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Growler Guys. Brown color with a finger of tan head. Sweet aroma of bourbon barrel and chocolate, light spices. The taste is predominantly sweet with light spice. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Soft barrel accents and a little cocoa. Nice.
IndianaRed (3791) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Growler Guys, Meridian hazy medium brown. Thin tan head and lacing. Sweet caramel malty aromas. Decent holiday spice in the flavors. Soft chocolate and light roast malt flavors. Pretty bib BBA influence.
GenDV138 (5976) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark amber brown with light tan head. Aromas of light licorice, spice, ginger, pumpkin, subtle whiskey. Tastes of ginger, spices, light licorice, pumpkin, light whiskey and booze. Medium body with a dry finish.
onceblind (7307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy deep chestnut Amber under a thin light beige cap. Nice light sweet bourbon nose, light wood and a firm pumpkin ale backbone. Smooth medium flavor with pumpkin, light nutmeg, light bourbon and light oak. Light oaked finish with a light pumpkin aftertaste.
smaynard6000 (988) - Apopka, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Pours black with an average-sized creamy beige head. Aroma is bourbon, pumpkin, and pie spices. Somewhat sweet flavor, prominent spice notes that are smoothed out with bourbon in the finish. Medium-to-full bodied and very smooth on the palate. Unique and good among pumpkin beers.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[1/31/16] Bottle sample at a hotel lobby bottle share during RBWG 2016 in Santa Rosa. Cloudy amber. Pumpkin, caramel, spices, vanilla, wood. Sweet and spicy. Medium-bodied.
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 4, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at RBWG: Poured a brown with white. Aroma is toffee pumpkin and spice. Bourbon pumpkin mess.
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong spice and bourbon. Medium mouth, spice, pumpkin, bourbon, overly spiced, decent.
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at rbwg 2016. Reddy caramel brown coloured pour with a small off white head. Aroma is liquorice, woody, orange. Flavour is composed of brown sugar, nutmeg, alcohol. Palate is semi swer, moderate carbonation, woody. OK.
robertjm (850) - Albany, California, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Year’s Eve tasting Flight (1 of 3 7:19p) - bottled. Large foamy head. Leaving fair amount of lacing as it collapses. Dark brown, nearly opaque body when held up to a lamp. Light aroma of pumpkin spices. Most dominant flavor is vanillas from the barrel aging. Backbone of spices. Fairly clean palate. Not a lot of pumpkin to it. But, perhaps that’s what makes it better than some pumpkin brews I’ve had. Might be good to try this to see if it mellows with age.