crossovert (8178) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Definitely a step beyong the average pumpkin ale. Heady spice, caramel( pumpkin, not pie spices though.
nimbleprop (5290) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz pour at The Map Room. Pours a hazy caramel amber with some creamy, white head. Nose has a fairly approachable blend of root vegetables and spice, a little brown sugar, a little cinnamon, some ginger, some mild all spice, a little candy corn. Flavor follows right along, brown sugar, roasted carrots, sweet potato pie, some orange, some lime too, a little Asian pear. Crisp finish.
jstraw (1939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Amber-caramel with fine bubble, creamy, tan head, decent lacing / Light, delicate nose of caramel, pumpkin, spice / Light to medium body, creamy, modest sweetness, good balance, toasty / Simpler, clean flavors of pumpkin, caramel, apple, clove, cinmamon / A solid pumpkin ale, while not remarkable. The Belgian and more complex spice elements don’t really come through.
hombrepalo (1882) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz pour. Brown orange pour with some light tan head. Spice, pumpkin, light malt aromas. Full pumpkin, lighter spice and sweet malt tones.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Atlas. Pours a deep amber with a sticky offwhite head. The nose is raw grain, some vegetal notes and spicing. Cinnamon and nutmeg, along with some phenolic yeast notes. Clove and cocoa. On tasting, moderately sweet with a drying finish. A phenolic sharpness persists. Spicing borders on muddy. Some astringency and the raw grain comes back again. bready. Okay overall, pretty generic.