brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a fairly dark amber/brown color with a small off-white head. An intensely herbal aroma to this, which I would imagine is the fenugreek. There’s a bit of a lemon aroma to it, which is actually sort of nice. Not much else to it except for those two dominating smells, though. The flavor has a bit of roasted malt flavor, maybe a hint of coffee, to go along with all of the herbaceousness. There is still a little bit of lemon on the finish. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Not really my favorite.
Ratman197 (8468) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of lemon, carmel, yams and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of lemon, toffee, light yam and light spice with a crisp lingering lemon finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Naja’s. Pours hazy brown with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is birch, spiced, toast and caramel malt, earth notes and dates. Flavor is malt forward, spices, fruity esters, cumin, lemon and a dry finish. Light body and warmth with medium carbonation.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deep mahogany color with an off white head. Aromas of caramel, herbal, some pumpkin and some spices. Tastes of toasted pumpkin seeds, spices, caramel, and citrus. Different.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown colour with a thick stick tan head. The aroma is really interesting. Sort of an herbal root beer/minty top note along with a bit of soft warming spiciness. Palate definitely shows some cooling character that contrasts nicely with some warming components. There is a mix of citrus and spice that reminds me of sarsparilla. Nicely spiced with a lightness that belies the appearance. Unique and quite tasty - would definitely love to have another few bottles.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brownish pour, creamy head. Loads of spices in the nose, roasted pumpkin, candi sugar, syrup and some gingery notes. Sweet flavor, spicy, yeast, tons goin on in this one and in a pretty good way. Tap at the Bruery Provisions on my crazy birthday San Diego trip with Storminorman.
Sammy (7708) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Something different. The pumpkin was well in the secondary of taste to the herbs and slight bitterness and woodiness. I liked it and could drink this anytime, particular at this level of sessionability.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and cask at Falling Rock. Rating from the bottle. Pours with a clear very deep (mahogany) brown pour with orange to red highlights. Large off-white to mildly tan head that leaves some pretty good lace. Aromas are earthy, light toasted yam, lemon zest, maple, alcohol (surprising at 5%). Soil/damp leaves. Grainy, bready, pumpernickel (rye?), nutty malt character. Seems to be some light esters, but it is hard to tell over the lemon notes. Minimal hop presence. Flavors are earthy, roasty, toasty, nutty with a light fruity/citrus/acidity towards the finish. A hint of maple (fenugreek?). Nice and light bodied. No pumpkin pie spices that I can detect. Seems to be a pretty good, characterful brown ale in my opinion. A bit of toasted yam like character. Medium to light bodied, soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation, a bit creamy. Good, but without the expected/typical pumpkin pie spices.
adnielsen (7555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. Cloudy brown appearance with a light brown head. Citrusy, potpourri, air freshener, a touch toasty malty, hugely floral aroma. Toasty pumpkin, lemon citrusy, big floral flavor. Floral, pumpkin aftertaste. Weird beer- I won’t be drinking any more than this one but it isn’t all that bad.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Coppery clear amber, no head left. Nutty nose, leaves, earthy, Bock-like. Earthy, clay, autumn leaves, good (bark)spicy bitter finish, partly hops, partly hearbal. Medium bodied, very light slickness. Interesting, very difficult to place for me. Small wonder seen the ingredients.