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 (6898) - 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 (8177) - 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 (7123) - 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!
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Travlr! A clear amber pour with a beautiful tan head. There’s not too much to say about this beer, other than it is probably the best pumpkin beer I have every experienced! Everything about it reminds me of pure pumpkin pie meat. Clove, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon abound. Thick and creamy, though never too sweet.
Travlr (20945) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at DC local tasting, courtesy of me, thank me very much! Deep orange amber color, small off white head. Aroma of light pumpkin appropriate spices. Taste of creamy spice, mostly nutmeg and cinnamon, and of course jack-o-lantern. Good stuff
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is dirty copper with decent lacing and white head. Smell is kinda pie like all spice nutmeg lots of fresh pumpkin. Taste is big malt sweet brown sugar lots of nutmeg and smooth pumpkin.
tgncc (3086) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of pumpkin, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and bread dough. The appearance is a deep orange, white head. The flavor is like the aroma, pumpkin, some caramel, bready. Medium to medium/thixk in body. Light pine hops, spices on the finish. Nicely dome. Still not the equal of the Pumking!
Hair6a11 (1470) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pour is murky dark golden with an average beige head in this glass. Very light spotty lacing is present in this glass. finally; a pumpkin beer that isn’t ridiculously spiced with clove. Cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose, from what I can tell. A little cracker crust as well. The flavor profile has a noticeable hop note, which was a little surprising. Prototypical cigar city malt profile in my mind. I was honestly expecting a lot more out of of this one. More pumpkin please, because im getting more base beer than anything.