onceblind (6922) - 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 (956) - 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 (11399) - 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 (4385) - 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 (9533) - 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 (8518) - 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 (843) - 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.
jcos (1779) - Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste at (appropriately) Anderson’s first birthday party from Matt. An interesting mix of pumpkin spices, light medium bitterness, and some bourbon notes.
dfinney23 (2629) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with a finger of off-white foam. Lots of bourbon vanilla, to the point the pumpkin and spices are almost lost. Good but not very "pumpkin beer". How many of these did they drink before coming up with the name?
Clarkdvm (435) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma is bourbon barrel but flavor is not. Bit thin. Pumpkin is faint. I like it but not sure advertised correctly.