HonusWagner (1682) - Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I didn’t get much of anything interesting from this, it kinda had a light creamy pumpkin ale quality but I certainly didn’t get much barrel quality and it wasnt as dramatically spicy as most pumpkin beers. Good, not great, draft at EBF 2014.
TBone (13532) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at RnH, Nyc. Clear yellow color, small white head, lace. Aroma has pumpkin and berries. Light-bodied. Herbal, some sweetish berries, spices, pumpkin. Alcohol in the finish. Does not work for me.
j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at EBF 2014. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Pumpkin on the nose, cream, soft spices, vanilla and wood. Hints of apples, wood. Medium bodied, warm and full of barrel notes, wood and spice. Lively and spicy. Spices turn bitter and pick up some whipped cream notes. Very nice stuff.
pineypower (2660) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mini-Growler at New Years party. Pours out a hazy orangy color with a small white head. Aroma is of some spice, alcohol, barrels, sweet booze, some creamy notes and light spice (not too much pumpkin on the aroma. Taste has a lot going on, sweet creaminess, apple brandy, spices, alcohol, wood, light sweetness. Very intriguing.
conway (1892) - - DEC 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy gold/orange with a medium off white head. Aroma is pumpkin and popcorn. Taste adds a bit of booze, wood and apple. Medium mouthfeel and moderate carb. Not my favorite.
John25 (931) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Hazy orange with a soapy head. Wood and apple aroma, maybe a hint of pumpkin. The taste adds sweet pumpkin notes with a creamy feel. Interesting but, not very good. Very underwhelming. --- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ed5388 (2441) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
32oz waxed growler shared by dmac. Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with a small foamy white head. Aroma of sweet grain, floral hold, hints of Apple, oak, and yeast. Taste of pale malts, grass, wood, and hints of Apple.
dmac (4498) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the 1st day of the release drank the very next day. There is NO WAY that this is the right beer despite what the label says. There is NO BARREL flavor or aroma anywhere. Even a plain wooden barrel would have imparted some sort of woodienss on the aroma and flavor. This has to be RAV. Golden pour with a large foamy bright white head. Aroma/flavor of dry grains, starchy veggies like squash or pumpkin with perhaps a slight touch of spice that could be anise. I’ll adjust this when and if it is in faqct the wrong beer. If this is the correct beer it’s the worst BA example ever and a total waste of $20.00.
closey22 (1089) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold with thin lacy white head; aroma is light and a little hint of wood; Flava is sweet sugary with slight hints of vanilla; feels medium slight fizz; finishes dry malty
vtafro (4413) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy orange pour with white head. Pumpkin , cinnamon and almost a sweet wood aroma. Pumpkin, vanilla, light spice and a touch of woodyness.