Heathen (1500) - 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.
djd07 (8213) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is nutmeg and cinnamon. Medium mouth, toasted malt, good spice, boozy finish, very good.
Cimbasso (640) - - NOV 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from the bottle in Göteborg, Sweden. Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Spicy and roasted aromas. Very full taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, liquorice and molasses. Hints of vanilla also. Very creamy texture. This is a really tasty, well-balanced beer. Highly enjoyable!
Damico (3119) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick unclear black with bright beige tan reddish head. The aroma brings pumpkins, subtle spices, and warm roasty malt pumpkin pie. Flavor brings toasty pumpkin malts and some pumpkin and vanilla spice with a smooth body, especially for the ABV.
SudsMcDuff (7730) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle as shown .. . brown liquid, has mild foam, you know .. . easy on the spice, burnt ants, and light molasses .. . a decent spiced ale
.. . . I don’t think I get enough credit for the fact that I do all of this un-medicated.
gripweed57 (1284) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dense black color with a small tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and licorice. Bittersweet roasted malt flavor has obvious notes of cinnamon and dark fruits. Finish has big resiny hops. Not much pumpkin flavor, as it gets overpowered by the bigness of the stout.
bmoosey (82) - Eldorado, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle at home during a cold snowy day. One of the better pumpkin beers. Smells of pumpkin and spice. Taste is about the same. First taste is of pumpkin notes with spices and a little bitterness after. Pours a dark beer with a tan head.
anthony850 (451) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better pumpkin beers.
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jtclockwork (13262) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, toasted chocolate malt and light roast. Lighter medium body. Lots of spice.
troupos40 (67) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark black with slight tan head, slightly bitter on the tongue, vague aromas of pumpkin and malt and cocoa. decent pumpkin stout, but not in the same class as Souther Tier Warlock.
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has got to be one of the best pumpkin beers on the market today. Big alcohol warmth of an imperial stout with a nice pumpkin spice additive. Practically black with a big creamy cocoa head that leaves lacing. This is quality, and I’m not even a pumpkin beer fan.