Eberndt (126) - - 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.
Drake (7840) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the VA Craft Brewers Festival, Devils Backbone, 8/24/13. Pours a hazy orange color with a large creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of pumpkin, chocolate, whiskey, herbal hops. The taste is chocolate, mild pumpkin, whiskey, caramel, spice. Medium bodied, subtle, well balanced. Very nice.
chandler0201 (638) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange pour with small white head. Aroma of pumpkin, chocolate, whiskey, and some vanilla extract. Flavor is of pumpkin, with hints of chocolate, coffee, whiskey, and some cinnamon and caramel. Reminded me a bit of an alcoholic pumpkin coffee. Very smooth finish and alcohol is well masked. Great beer!
Emeister84 (664) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of chocolate, pumpkin, peanut butter, and subtle raisin. Hazy dull orange, or light poo poo brown, with a mostly lasting, bubbly white head. Chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon right up front, some pumpkin but pretty subtle, flavors are very well integrated. Medium bodied, smooth, with fluffy carbonation, and a vanilla and soft pumpkin finish.
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4471) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured a murky orange-brown color with a huge very creamy orange-cream head that lingered forever and left great lacing. The aroma was faint with sweet orange . The flavor was sweet and malty with moderate ripe fruits, chocolate and bourbon. Long finish of creamy chocolate and bourbon. Moderately full bodied and smooth. Alcohol well hidden. Very nice.
zickbeer_ye (207) - Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of chocolate, pumpkin, light hops and bourbon that blends nicely. Thick creamy flat white head with hazy orange bronze body. Cocoa, bourbon, with a roasty pumpkin flavor and light hops. Smooth a little carbonated with some bourbon heat.
Travlr (9999) - 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.
Beerdedone (2465) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a murky dark golden amber with a creamy white head that left light lacing. Aroma of bourbon, pumpkin and vanilla. Smooth flavor of oaky bourbon, pumpkin pie, vanilla, subtle cocoa and some pumpkin spices. Medium body, light carbonation, dry finish
DocLock (7428) - 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.