Maverick34 (1909) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Poured coppery bronze. Smells like another pumpkin ale. Not a particularly good one, had all the elements but it didnt’ mesh.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 15, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
@Freaktoberfest, pours bronze with a nice head, aroma of pumpkin, marmalade, caramel a vegetable water, flavors of tomato, vegetable water, grain and some bitterness towards the end, watery and almost undrinkable.
malrubius (1510) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Half (thank goodness) growler from Decicco. Copper with lasting head and lace. Strong clove nutmeg pumpkin spice aroma. Pumpkin sweet caramel brown sugar with bitter gritty spicy nutmeg finish. Undrinkable. Why did I throw away seven bucks? Mouthwash please.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2011 On tap at rattle n hum. Semi sweet pumpkin with nutmeg and cinnamon. Nice and above average. Pumking still owns.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours amber orange with a thin head. Toasty, nutty malt aroma, with pumpkin and a hint of spice. The flavor definitely lets the flavor of actual pumpkin take precedent over typical spices that usually get thrown in these beers. Decent.
blklab2007 (1775) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler that I was so glad to get after missing this one last year. color is a dark orange amber with a thin white head. aroma has fresh pumpkin, light spices, dark sugar, and a bit of nuts. mouth feel is medium and the carbonation on the low side. flavor has a nice authentic pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, sweetness, and some back ground hops. I like the fact the pumpkin takes a front over the spiced side and the vanilla bean version took this to a whole new level.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the SFTO Apple Brandy Barrel release.
Pours a dark golden orange color with some light coppery/ golden burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a frothy white head which has great retention lasting throughout the glass, leaving splotches of soapy white lacing in it’s wake.
Aroma was kind of weak, especially after sampling the cask conditioned version with vanilla added. There is some pumpkin pie spice, caramel malt, cinnamon and brown sugar but it is kind of fain.
Disappointingly watered down mouthfeel with a lighter end of medium body. Caramel malt backbone with a subtle hop presence and faint pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices in the finish. Hints of pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. A decent pumpkin beer but a let down after the pumpkin pie in a glass cask conditioned version with vanilla added.
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. pours clear orange/brown with thin head. Smells of very light spice, cinnamon. nutmeg but with a bleach-y characteristic. The body is pretty thin, the beer came off as being watery. Almost no pumpkin flavor or aroma, this isn’t a great spiced beer.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Captain Lawrence during the release of Smoke from the Oak Apple Brandy Barrel. Pours a clear orange amber with a thin white head. Smells of warmed pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Medium bodied and spicy, some biscuit notes. Light spicy finish with a dry bitterness. Blended this one for one with the smoked porter… excellent and highly recommended.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours light mahogany with a thin white head. Smells of sweet malt, some pumpkin spice, nutty. Tastes spicy and pumpkiny with a caramelly finish.