jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Houston Flying Saucer. Very clear amber-red with a small off-white head. The nose is boozy with cane sugar, burnt sugar, some spices, and caramel. Flavor hits you right away with warming booze up front, then sweet sugary malt and some rum flavor with a bit of spiciness in the backdrop. A very fruity finish and aftertaste with a nice alcoholic tingle on the way down. Pumpkin? What pumpkin? Itís not really there, to be honest. Nevertheless, itís still a very tasty beer. If you like rum. I need to drink some more rum, I think.
akoeninger (456) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange and ruby colored. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices, booze. Taste is spicy and sweetness up front and rum booze in finish. This is a very sweet beer, maybe too sweet. The bottle suggested pairing with s'mores so I had some graham crackers and it helped a bit.
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Iphonephan (3352) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear deep amber with an ecru head. Aroma of pumpkin spices and caramel. Flavors of rum and spices. Sweet, somewhat cloying finish. Warm, boozy finish.
BrettTaylor (512) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a dark orange, almost brown with a 1 finger head that is white. Head dissipates some, but not fully. Aroma - very obvious rum presence with some pumpkin notes underneath as wel as mild spices. Taste - lots of rum notes, brown sugar, spices, and a bit of a burn from the alcohol. Good lord this is tasty.
arkurzynski (1543) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep orange bordering brown. Nose is full of fruity rum, thick and heavy, with faint pumpkin and mild spice. Flavor is more heavy-handed fruity rum, finishing with pumpkin pie filling and mild spice. Lingering rum. Huge dissapointment. The barrel muddied this beer to a fault.
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2014. Brown color with a small head. Very boozy aroma. Strong but non-descript alcohol aroma. Lots of molasses and brown sugar. Very malty. Light spice notes.
jsnicholas (175) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2014 Bottle (12oz $15): Pours a golden brown with no head. Aroma rum. Tastes very sweet with a little pumpkin and spices. Rum warming and sweetness in the end. A very good desert beer.
keanex (1477) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled September 22, 2014.
Glass: Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Clear and deep garnet hue with a tall but thin tan head that dissipates to a fuzzy coating.
Aroma: Sweet rum, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, and pumpkin are all here. A dash of cinnamon is noted. Aroma leans sweet and complex, really nice.
Taste: Sweet rum, brown sugar and caramel are huge here, with vanilla accenting them. Underlying pumpkin is noted during the mid-taste with some cinnamon. The finish adds a sugary coating with pumpkin being more noticed, adding a vegetal presence on the finish. This is sweet and a dash boozy, but I think it delivers exactly what most people would expect.
Palate: Thick and mildly carbonated.
Overall: Darn good despite being sweet. I expected a big, sweet and complex beer and this delivers. Itís pricey, but I think that itís worth trying once.
kidmartinek (3723) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep plum color with a brown tint. Aroma is straight up pumpkin. White head. Boozy, smooth, sweet, pumpkin flavored barley wine. Warms a bit which is nice just getting into this fall weather.
NeoHippie2 (1038) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden brown pour with no head. Awesome rum, oak, and pumpkin pie aromas. Flavor is a sweet medley of flavors. Lots of molasses and sweet pumpkin pie spices. Slightly warming on the finish but doesnít taste anywhere near the abv. Very good.
Danyel (860) - Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours brown with red hues. Aroma is brown sugar, pumpkin, vanilla, sweet. Taste is very sweet, almost syrupy, medium bodied, light carbonation, a bit of heat. Overall good but extremely sweet...