bhightow01 (44) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful brown color. Smells of pumpkin pie. Flavor is the same with a bit of alcohol warmth to finish. Great beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bytemesis (2581) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2013 thanks to OKBeerFan! Pours hazy chestnut amber with a small quickly dissipating tan head that leaves a ring and some lacing. Aroma is rummy for sure, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, light funkiness, toffee, orange zest. Flavor has all of the above, fairly spiced, quite boozy. Sweet and sticky, only a bit of bitterness. Very rummy. A bit too sweet and spiced for me to really get into. Nothing even remotely subtle about this beer. Holy cow.
BOLTZ7555 (2706) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle generously shared by Sparky! Mahogany pour with slivers of orange, garnet, and plum at its core. Caramel, toffee, molasses, maple, pumpkin, nutmeg, raisin, and run soaked oak. Pretty damn sweet and syrupy. Alcohol was absolutely invisible. A bit sugary for my liking.
JBPortland (460) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Nose is weird musty old spices, rum, wet cardboard, and something I can’t seem to place along the lines of baked beans and the meatballs that come in Spaghetti-Os. Taste follows the nose with a soft viscous palate, notes of spices, pumpkin, cheap rum. Finish is the same but does hide the high ABV very well. Just a weird one for me.
Lukaduke (1744) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 Bottle thanks to adnielsen ! Pours a deep caramel color with a finger of eggshell foam. Tons of boozy pumpkin, coconut soaked rum, kola nut, ginger, caramel popcorn, baseball card bubblegum... some earthy leather helps calm down the sweetness factor. Nice spice factor.
anders37 (15554) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody pumpkin aroma. Sweetish malty spicy woody caramel and pumpkin flavor with hints of rum. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody pumpkin and rum finish.
EricTeusink (634) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really loved this beer. Thanks to Westmeister for sharing with me at Grant Park. Scent is spicy earthy pumpkin. Despite a single bottle having the alcoholic equivalent of 4 average lagers, the booze is well hidden. Flavor has cider like quality. Lively carbonation, which is pleasing to me, maybe not to others. Bottle - Shared by Westmeister
Westmeister (1534) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 2012 bottle. Admitted Avery fanboy for their special brews. Love the booze. Shared with EricTeusink in Grant Park. Pours murky mostly still orange with some noticeable stuff in the bottom of the pour. Smell is spice, rum, booze, big sweet. Taste was big sweet rum soaked malt ball. Medium thick mouth with minimal carbonation. Hints of it reminded me of cider. Booze is prevalent throughtout but not something that I couldn’t easily do a full 12 ounce. Just delicious stuff here.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle chilled in a bucket of snow during the snow storm in Baltimore. Pours a softly hazed amber brown with a thin white head. Huge sweet alcohol on the nose, soft rum and wood, a bit of oxidization. Medium-bodied, sweet and certainly boozy right away. Warm and spicy, a good amount of wood and a lot of warming alcohol. Still a bit boozy on the finish, but rather tasty. Nice sweetness and caramel notes into the finish.
BlowOffTube (396) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Boozy rum pumpkin spices and oily thick sticky mouth feel. That pretty much sums it up. Was going to do a full bottle by my lonesome but was lucky to have a friend help me out with it.
blklab2007 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sept. 17 2012. Pour has a dark murky amber in color with a ring of off white head. Aroma has pumpkin, pie spices, sweet rum barrels, and light heat. Does have the distinct Goslings rum aroma once it opens up. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation low. Flavor is not bashful about the alcohol blasting you out of the gate. Heavy thick malt core, seasonal spices, caramel sweetness, vanilla, oak, and rum. Goslings house flavor all over it with the base beer packing heat even with 1 1/2 years of aging on this bottle.