Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange, with a thin ring of foam. Smells like pumpkin pie, with a lot of cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Flavor is spicy, with a nice tartness. Smooth and rich. Very tasty.
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange with white head, aroma has nice notes of creamy pumpkin, sweet biscuit, toffee, notes of cinnamon, clove, hints of even a touch of whipped cream. Taste is nice smooth pumpkin and sweet biscuit combining really well with the cinnamon, clove and other spice, some nice toffee notes as well, finishing fairly sweet but not overwhelming. Nicely done.
ebmalon (62) - Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle to pint glass. Pour is amber with thin dissipating head. Aroma of toffee, burnt sugar and some alcohol to the nose. Mouthfeel was thinner than I expected. Didn’t get much pumpkin in the flavor but a lot of malt and toast. Not sure about this. Based on other reviews perhaps my bottle wasn’t prime. Finishes with some alcohol burn. Overall not bad just a little flat and underdeveloped compared to other pumpkins I’ve tried.
dnstone (2651) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Apiced, pumpkin latte aroma. Hazed golden color with white head. Fantastic pumpkin beer beer, just enough spice. One of my favorite pumpkin beers.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to travlr for this one! Really one of the best pumpkin beers out there. Nose holds that classic pumpkin pie spice presence with clove and nutmeg. The flavor is incredibly creamy, much like a pumpkin puree. Comparable to Pumking, but I daresay it might be better. Awesome stuff.
edecambra (11) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m not a pumpkin beer fan anyway, but if I’m going to drink one, Imperial it is!
This beer was rich and the complexity was so high it is hard to get the pumpkin at first. So many spices it takes several gulps to go through them all. Good Autumn beer! drink up!
Sledutah (7024) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden with a small white head
Aroma: Pumpkin and spices
Taste: Pumpkin, spices and nutmeg
douglas88 (8400) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GABF, what lines for Cigar City! Pours a copper color with a medium white head. The aroma is spicy nutmeg and pumpkin. The flavor is a nice smooth pumpkin brew, lots of cloves and nutmeg, some dry vegetal pumpkin flavors. A nice body.
PorterPounder (7333) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallahassee, fl - Fermentation Lounge - on tap. Medium copper pour, off-white head - good thick lacing. Aroma has slight spicy notes and a hint of smooth nuttiness. Flavor has a deep rich nuttiness to it with just a hint of mellow spices in the background. They enhance the flavor without trying to steal the show. Pick out some cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg, very refined and not intrusive like some pumpkin beers I have had this season. Thick, chewy mouthfeel. Very solid.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle). Pours a hazy fall orange color with off-white head and very active carbonation. Aroma is pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and some crust or graham cracker. Taste is sweet, but not over-powering, with some light bitterness. The pumpkin really shines through and not just the spices. Full bodied with a dry finish. Alcohol is warming. A nice beer!