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 (1642) - 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 (10785) - 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 (10360) - 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 (3152) - 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 (1505) - 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 (7132) - 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%.
jkwood04 (5161) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, roasted and chocolate malts, and some floral hops. Flavor has a nice blend of pumpkin and spices with the roasted malts. Smooth texture. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had.