GuamVice (63) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving type: bottle
Aroma: Smells mostly bready with a hint of spice and fig. Smells more like an English bitter to me. The Lemon verbena kicks in as it gets warmer.
Appearance: Deep ruby brown. Medium head with a slight bit of lacing.
Taste: starts with tastes of dark fruit, sweet, then moves to a little chalkiness, then to bitter and slightly tart after taste with not much lingerjng sweetness. Almost refreshing which is not expected from a darker beer.
Overall: Very cool/unique purchase. Was expecting Pumpkin spice beer and got none of that, although stil pleased.
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msalm (59) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is complex and rich. Toasted nutmeg, fig, brown sugar, maple syrup, fresh earth, even some rhubarb. Pours deep burgundy with a weaker head. Fine balance of sweet and sour, carbonation okay to weak with a sticky texture. Overall, it missed my expectations. That nose sets you up for flavor that doesn’t match. Still, glad I tried it. Always like to experience Stone’s collaborations.
estover (49) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not exactly my cup of tea but not bad. Slight malt up front with a dark hoppy finish. A tad thin in the middle. I think some of the additions to this could have been more up front making a WOW niche beer instead of a flavoried beer with an interesting label. It is an enjoyable beverage, one that has a place in a fall festival. This is one to keep in the cellar and bring out to freak people out.
shadbow (36) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just average. A bit of hops to it, a little spice. Nice color and head but just average overall...
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JoeyBeerBelly (34) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle served in a pint glass.
Dull pumpkin spice scent with a bit of smoke in the background.Pours a dark chestnut brown with a cream colored head that thinned out to a light ring. Upfront the pumpkin spices are noticable but then a smokey/roasty/toasty flavor kicks in with a dry, peppery hop finish.
It’s got a medium body with good carbonation making it go down smooth and easy. This is a different kind of pumpkin beer that I enjoy drinking.
tkingsbury2 (31) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Yikes! Gave this Stone combo a shot since most of these are quite nice. This one came up short, it was like a bitter flower exploded in my mouth. Won’t get a second one of these.
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty caramel malt aroma with light (barely-noticeable) cooked pumpkin-yam scent, a hint of soy and maybe some fig. Pours brown with minimal haze and minimal head. Taste is sweet-umami with some bitterness and a light sourness. Similar to a good brown ale with added complexity. Full bodied with a thick creamy texture and soft carbonation. A good beer, but not as weird as I expected.
BigDaveE59 (19) - - MAR 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Never tried a collaberation beer before, this was all stone brewery. Not much change, really couldn’t tel it was a pumpkin beer. Quite disappointed as far as my expectations go, but I like stone brewery products, so, this beer gets ok ratings from me.
Tree777 (16) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Meant to buy the The Alchemist / Ninkasi / Stone More Brown than Black IPA but bought this one instead but was not disappointed at all. Nice pumpkin spiced beer.
TheBishopco (15) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I do not like pumpkin ales, so take this review with a grain of salt.
Received in trade from P1Meatloaf. This beer seemed like the perfect beer to have with my Thanksgiving dinner. Smells and tastes strongly of lemon verbena, almost overpowering. The other flavors mix and fade in the background and the traditional pumpkin spice and flavors are hardly there. I expected more from these three breweries working together. Overall, not horrible, but certainly not good either.