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Ale brewed with pumpkin, yams, toasted fenugreek, lemon verbena and birch bark.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beeroverthere (81) - USA - JAN 26, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 Color: Dark brown almost black Aroma:Bread Body:Some cinnamon, malty, medium sweetness, low hopyness Finish: Light and dry Over all: Medium mouth-feel. Strange flavors

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
knewell (73) - Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Pours a reddish brown color. Has notes of spices in the aroma. Taste has notes of spices, pumpkin and cinnamon. I noticed more taste in the inital swallow. However, the more i drank, the more taste seemed to dissipate and become watered down.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heminator (72) - Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Really unusual, but the spice background is great. You can actually smell and taste the Fenugreek. -- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuamVice (71) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2012
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
estover (59) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msalm (59) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2012
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.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shadbow (37) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Just average. A bit of hops to it, a little spice. Nice color and head but just average overall... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeyBeerBelly (34) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2012
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.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tkingsbury2 (31) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - NOV 9, 2012
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.


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