BVery (7261) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Iron Abbey. Reddish amber pour with a white clingy head. Nose is pumpkin and spice. Taste is pumpkin, lavender, and spice. Pretty good.
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a thin to medium sized beige head. Spicy on the nose, lemon and citrus, bright pith, caramel. Malty, bitter, a rather weird bitterness. Toast and a bit of chocolate, herbal bitterness and a touch of quinine.
Ibrew2or3 (7232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours clear brown with ruby red hues and a semi loose tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a little bit of dark roasted malts and coffee flowing into ginger-ish sort of herbal notes and a berry sensation. The taste moves from moderately roasted malts and then to a bit of berry, cherry and raisin fruitiness. Above that is a sort of spicy woodnote and maybe some ginger root. At times it seems a little chocolate like and coconut cut with very thin lemon peel like notes. Pretty nice but it seems to struggle to hold all of the flavors together.
DuffMan (7228) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep amber with orange highlights and a thick light golden head. Aroma is fantastically complex-- rye bread, pumpkin, crushed nettles, verbena, and black pepper. Sweet entry, again suggesting light rye bread, pumpkin, caramel, perfumey spice, with a surprisingly assertive hop bitterness finishing it all off. A really interesting beer that does not get lost in the creative process. It is not only interesting and complex, but is surprisingly drinkable, even sessionable for me.
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 2011 vintage. Poured clear, reddish-amber with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up sweet toffee, caramel, and biscuity notes with accents of lemon, herbs, squash, and birch.. more and more woodsy as it warmed up. The flavor found tangy lemon and woody notes on the tip of the tongue, with warm molasses, caramel, and yams following.. mildly tangy and engaging throughout.. more herbs and dry woody character on the malty finish. Lighter-bodied with a good feel and flow on the palate.. interesting and enjoyable.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle: pours a clear deep amber orange with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet grainy and nutty nose with a touch of herbs. Starts with pretty good fullness and light malty sweetness with a unique balance of citrus and herbal flavors before a drier smooth finish. This was surprisingly better than I expected. A well-made and flavorful recipe.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Sim rate (bottle thanks to Steve & Kim): We were lucky to try this straight from the tank at Stone last year and I remember it being very herbal - sage, rosemary and tons of lemon. The herbs are still there but a bit more subtle now which actually works better. I’m sure that was the idea! Aroma is all verbena. Nice and sour with verbena again in the flavour. Sweet & sour mix together in a great way. I really like this. Completely drinkable but something different at the same time.
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mahgony beer with a dark cream colored head. Citrus and light spice aroma. Malt and earthy flavor with citrus, spice, and a light vegetal note. Medium bodied. Malt and earth lingers with light vegetal notes, spice, and light citrus.
phaleslu (7041) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from alexsdad06- thanks again, Brad! Pours a hazy, deep brownish amber with a small off-white head that settles into a ring with some filmy swirls. Aroma of ginger, birch, yams, pumpkin, herbs and spices (must be the fenugreek and lemon verbena), and toasted nuts. Flavor of toasted nuts, earth, pumpkin, yams, birch, and the same spices and herbs but to a lesser degree. Light-bodied, with an earthy, toasty, herbal mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Hard to explain. Interesting beer; lot going on and some new ingredients to me.
arminjewell (7039) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Falling Rock at the Pumpkin event, wow was this an interesting brew. Poured dark orangeish-red with slightly off white head, aroma had some wood, spice, pumpkin, some tart lemon and fruit notes as well in there. Taste was pretty smooth but not as complex as I’d hoped, with notes of the pumpkin, spices, toffee, wood, some nice sweet biscuit, tart notes of lemon as well, finished oaky and tart. Nice brew!