DSG (11144) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 Re-rate 1/15: Can sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Amit. Black with a nice tan head. Lots of pumpkin and spices in the aroma. Sweet flavor with pumpkin, chocolate, spices and a sourish note. Medium to full-bodied. Better than how it used to be. 6/4/7/3/13=3.3
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of dark chocoplate, lots of pumpkin, lots of cinnamon and more spices. Bitter and spicy flavor, a bit burnt, with dark chocolate and pumpkin. Medium to full-bodied. Very hard to drink. 7/4/4/3/9=2.7
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a motor-oil crimson, with a finger or two of mocha head. Smells of sugary caramel and richly malted barley, with nutty pumpkin muffin and cream frosting. The taste starts rich with sugary malts, a hint of spice, pecan, creamy coffee and full pumpkin flavor. Finishes with a welcoming presence of booze, and the slight bitterness of hops and roasted malts - slightly medicinal. In my personal opinion, this pumpkin beer reigns supreme within its genre, with great balance, imposing uniqueness, and savory character.
strongpieman (1644) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 Bomber. I enjoyed this as it was more pumpkin and kept the cloves and spices subdued. Dark brown, tall tan head, full body... good balance.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - OCT 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger NYC, poured into a tulip glass.
Opaque black color with no head.
Aromas of roasted coffee, toasted bread and faint pumpkin notes.
Dark chocolate flavor, espresso, mellow pumpkin, low-med bitterness.
Med-full body, slightly over carbonated. Interesting but hard to drink.
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice dark brown pour with a rich tan head. The spices are very pleasant, lots of pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, mace, pumpkin, chocolate,roast. Really a well done beer.
shonobiwan (219) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle poured a cola color with minimal tan head and no lacing. Aroma is predominantly pumpkin spice with a maltiness. Taste is similar but perfectly balanced. Pumpkiness up front followed by the stout malt backbone. Really liked this one.
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adnielsen (10424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Steve’s Foco. Thanks Steve. Pours a dark brown appearance with fizzy brown head. Spicy, a touch tart, mild pumpkin, light vanilla, chocolate aroma. Somewhat chewy, caramel, mild chocolate, caramel, a touch fruity, mild spicy flavor.
Beerdedone (3170) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black/brown color with a frothy tan head. Aroma was roasty with faint pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and coffee. Smooth flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, pumpkin, coffee, nutmeg and some light smoke with a lightly dry finish. Awesome brew.
kassner (1507) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from perfect Pour. Cola color and nice ead. A bit of a light stout but pleasant and the pumpkin and spices are subtile.
jredmond (7183) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at blind tiger with Andrew. Pours a deep brown body with no head. Aroma is spice, light cinnamon, faint ready malt and cigar. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of smoky cigar, light spice, nutmeg and light roasted chocolate malts. Very easy drinking for 11%.