Iphonephan (3059) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Lost Dog Cafe in McLean VA. Pours a clear amber with a thick off white head. Malty nose. A bit sour. Maybe skunked?
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg @ Sedona. Medium orange amber with a tiny head. The nose is banana bread, toffee. Mild vanilla and cinnamon. Quite a sweet aroma. The taste is pretty woody. Hot vanilla, burnt pear. Toffee. Dry erase marker. Heavy handed, boozy, sweet. Overall, not a favorite.
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a gold with some spitty, white head. Nose is mild, wood, yam, spice, all mild. Flavor is sweet, spicy, booze. A little odd.
RABinCO (1163) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a goblet. Pours a nice orange/amber, fluffy white head and light lacing. Very pleasant vanilla aroma with hints of spice and fresh pumpkin. Taste is creamy vanilla, spice,pumpkin, slight booze burn, a bit of oak. Incredibly smooth and drinkable. Not a pumpkin pie bomb by any means. Such a refreshing change of pace for fall seasonal beers.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Dave & Michelle, thanks! Cloudy golden amber color, large fluffy white head, solid lacing. Aroma of salted pretzels, I am not kidding. Taste starts with light vanilla, spice, slight booze at the finish. Tasty.
Eberndt (165) - - SEP 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice murky orange amber color when poured. Very full flavor without tasting too "thick". Dark chocolate undertones are a nice aftertaste. Wife liked it.
scottw86 (1090) - Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very hazy orange-brown color with a nice white head. Aroma has pumpkin, berries, spices, and some cheese. Taste is slightly creamy and smooth. Light carbonation. Good pumpkin flavors with a good amount of spices. Lots of cheesy notes, with some veggies. Nice cocoa flavors in the finish. Aftertaste is more veggies and pumpkin. Overall very refreshing.
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to my good friend Steve Klenk for this one, and what a gorgeous bottle this is, with an embossed ghost behind orange letters and pumpkin. Pours turbid pumpkin colored with off-white head. Nose is bready caramel malt, bourbon, pumpkin puree, cacao. Tastes of bourbon, pumpkin, big hops, cacao, vanilla. Rich, smooth, and complex palate, with bourbon up front, the pumpkin as a solid secondary taste, and finishing vanilla, cacao, and squash. This is as unique a pumpkin beer as I have ever quaffed, and I’m damned glad to have a friend like Steve to share it with me. Take a small bite of pumpkin pie, add a Hershey’s Kiss, then without swallowing take a big hit of Cognac, and you have this beer, and it tastes great.
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Murky, hazy amber pour with a tall, fluffy white head. Aroma is mostly booze with soft wood note and light pumpkin. Taste is strong boozy notes from the bourbon barrel treatment, light cocoa, soft spice, light pumpkin and soft wood. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a boozy warmth and strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more bourbon notes, soft wood, light vanilla, soft cocoa, pumpkin notes and light spice. Glad I got a second bottle. Needs some age despite the fact this was bottled in July.
maxwelldeux (3500) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brownish orange color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose has a little bit of the standard pumpkin spices up front, but then becomes dominated by bourbon notes with just a hint of some chocolate underneath. Taste has a nice mix of the bourbon alcohol notes and a slight sweetness to it. Quite smooth.