davidm (1774) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Great beer, very tasty. Aromas of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is sweet, with long length. Palate is velvety, with a medium body. Black, with a thin head.
RedCloud (121) - 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.
beerbill (3044) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the brewpub back in January. Arrived black with a light brown head. Very pleasant aroma of pumpkin, spices, roasted malt, and molasses. The flavor is even more enchanting than the aroma with ample pumpkin, spices, roasted malt, molasses, and vanilla. My favorite beer of the day at the brewery!
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
gigantic thanks to tarheels for this awesome beer! 2010 vintage. pours black with a spongey brown head that seems to have tints of grey. big roasty pumpkin aroma, mildly spices. both the aroma and the taste are very earthy and warming, very comforting and nice. a very warming body, warms the belly for sure. must be at least 10%. great beer.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of sloth. Thanks, Bert! Pours dark brown with a slightly lighter brown head. Smells of pumpkin spice, caramel, molasses, some cocoa. Tastes of chocolate, pumpkin pie, earthy, peppery, molasses, ginger, some metallic hints as the beer warms. Enjoyable!
Butters (3320) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is really good.. perfect blend of pumpkin pie spices and roasty chocolate stout. Chewy foamy body. Excellent brew
daknole (7204) - 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.
puboflyons (1429) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 2011 series. It pours a deep dark brown with a foamy head that diminishes quicker than I expected although it leaves a fine ring. The aroma is exquisite with dark malts, smoke, and pumpkin spice. Extremely enticing. The body is about medium and quite smooth. The taste is bold with dark sweetened smoke, decent bitterness, and pumpkin spice. It ends sharp. This is very nice.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz – The Perfect Pour - Poured into a snifter and consumed over a 45 minute time span. Black, tan creamy head. Roasty cinnamon and light burnt chocolate aromas warm to swirls of nutty vanilla bean and earthed caramel-nutmeg cake. Soft roasted pumpkin flavor rests on a foundation of sweet spice and hints of black cocoa and caramel throughout. Full bodied, soft carbonation, lightly charred, bittersweet finish. Not too many Imperial Pumpkin Stouts out there, but this one was a good sipper on a crisp autumn night...
Heathen (1386) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: Mostly a very nice imperial stout, but then there are subtle, underlying pumpkin and spice flavors and aromas. The warmer it got the more pumpkin that was. Hid alcohol fairly well. much more spice in the aroma than in the flavor. An imperial stout first and a pumpkin beer second.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was basically opaque black in the glass but with red highlights at the edges and an average tan head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing. The aroma had moderate roasted malt, chocolate and coffee; light and fruity pumpkin, slight and increasing underlying, vegetal pumpkin when warmest. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly bitter and slightly sour with a surprisingly average duration. There was chocolate, roasted malt, a little coffee, chocolate syrup; lightly sweet pumpkin, slightly sour pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, mores spices and pumpkins. The medium to full body was a little oily with very tingly carbonation and a light to moderately astringent finish.