AHTOH (101) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled Oct. 5, 2011. Drank 11/29/11. 12 oz bottle.
AROMA: Barleywine, molasses, pumpkin, candied dates, rum soaked raisins, mild spice (nutmeg, faint cinnamon). Get faint hint of the ginger as well as oak (and dash of vanilla) after strong swirl.
TASTE: Rum barrel forward, pumpkin, barleywine, molasses, candied dates. Can definitely taste the oak and vanilla notes from the barrel.
Subtle earthiness mid palate (perhaps from the wood). Faint bitterness on finish.
MOUTH FEEL: Syrupy. Fair amount of heat from alcohol. Feels like the aging in barrels smoothed it out a bit (ie, took some of the edge off).
OVERALL: Typical big beer from Avery: massive and somewhat cloying. However, I had this instead of dessert because I knew it would be quite sweet. So since I was wanting something sweet after dinner, I found this brew quite enjoyable.
MarcoDL (4152) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange copper color. Aroma of pumpkin spice, booze, red fruit and malt. Flavor is strong, with lots of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, booze, malt and a alcoholic finish. Really heavy, it’s nice, but would be better with less alcohol.
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Why consume with pumpkin pie. It is pumpkin pie. Wow it is like eating pumpkins with cool whip. Thanksgiving? Crust and all is here. Wow. Thick on tongue thin head.
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DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared at RBAG by me. Deep orange amber. Delicious sweet rum and pumpkin cake, sticky and rich, warming but not at all harsh. Exceeded expectations-- absolutely delicious!
dfearnley (1808) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Caramel, toffee, gourd, alcohol...so much sugar, rum
Adjunct: Rum, toffee, tablet, carrot; deep reddish amber; fucking amber
dresden (1463) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange, huge wafting rum aroma, pumpkin spice and booze.. Very boozy but delicious rum and pumpkin. Amazing
Ferris (12748) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Rum and sweet potato. Cloudy copper with no head. Sweet potato, pumpkin, spice and nice rum notes. Heat on the throat. Sweet and nice.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 bottle. Pours a dark orangish color. Aroma and taste are lots of sweet rum, pumpkin, and spices. The age has helped the hotness.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright orange color with minimal head. Fall, pumpkin aromas with little rum barrel that gets better as it warms.
markducommun (894) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft into tulip. Golden red-orange, light tan head. Mildly clouded. Allspice, cinnamon, brown sugar, pumpkin. Very sweet, maybe a hint of bitterness. Very upfront alcohol, but only medium to heavy body, very chewy. Reasonable amount of acidity. Reasonably oily. Pretty darn good.
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umich03jm (3495) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bottle. Aroma is boozy rum, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Tastes pretty boozy too but still smooth considering the abv. A little overly spiced but not too bad. An intense sipper for sure. I bet I’d love this with a little less spice and a lower abv.