dnstone (2146) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a murky brown with ruby tones and a soft bit of off-white head. Aroma is a fantastic malty-sweet-winey with wood and rum notes. A fully loaded flavor; sweet and bold body; caramel, wood, rum, raisin and dry fruit with a smooth finish. A fantastic, complex strong beer!
arkurzynski (1540) - 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 (4478) - 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 (171) - 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 (1474) - 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. It’s pricey, but I think that it’s worth trying once.
kidmartinek (3715) - 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 (1033) - 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 doesn’t taste anywhere near the abv. Very good.
Danyel (849) - 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...
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
n tap at Avery night at Blue Palms. Aroma is absolutely fantastic! Huge woody, rum aroma. Dry, pumpkin pie spices. Ginger. Tannins, caramel. My words cannot do justice. This is seriously one of the best smelling beers that I have ever had. Flavors are huge, candied yam, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet rum. Great! Still very well attenuated. Vanilla frosting. Tannins. Oily mouthfeel. Creamy. Excellent!
baraciisch (1915) - USA - OCT 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark cognac brown pour... Aroma of pumpkin, spices, rich purée, and rum... Burns the nostrils... Flavor is outrageously intense, rich caramel, pumpkin purée, and spices, with lots f rum burn on the finish... Very noticeable alcohol... Enjoyable, but maybe a little too hot
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jhamp9 (1071) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red brown pour with a tan head that settles down to a ring. Aroma is sweet pumpkin pie, rum, wood, and cookies. Taste is pretty sweet. Booze helps to settle it down a little but it’s not too hot or overpowering. Pumpkin and spices are pronounced as well. Slick texture with a little warmth on the way down.