Guest82012 (3) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had heard good things about this one, and I was not disappointed! Best Pumpkin beer I have had. Good flavor, yet well balanced. Very smooth.
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Blind Tiger for Mikeís 50th birthday extravaganza. Pours a hazed orange rouge with a thin white head. Loads of pie spice, toast and pumpkin. Smooth and toasty, malt and more pie spice. Warm malt, long spice and pie. Tasty and warm, a light chocolate note comes through on the finish.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with nice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. This drive into a malt driven but pumpkin flavor brew that showcases the pumpkin and a cinnamon, nutmeg, light cocoa finish. A big beer.
italarican (1527) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blind Tiger in honor of Mike Eyedrinkale. Pours a burnt orange with moderate off-white head. Aroma is more butterscotch than pumpkin with a bit of spruce and bread. Flavor has plenty of butterscotch with a minor spruce presence amidst pumpkin pie. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty tasty.
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tap at Blind Tiger for Mikeís b-day bash - nice pumpkin spice, cloves and nutmeg. Really sweet and full bodied. Nice fruity tarts with some pie crust doughiness. Full sweet finish. Very tasty.
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours light cloudy brown. Off white head. Nose/taste of all spice, pumpkin, pie crust, cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium body. Well balanced.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at blind tiger. Reminds me of the early pumpkings... A tad more cinnamon. Nice pumpkin pie, cinnamon, whipped cream, and spice taste... Graham in the finish. Good but not legendary.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft blind tiger. Hazy medium dark orange with a Tony off-white head, no retention. Aroma ofearthy pumpkins and toasty malt, and the nutmeg and cinnamon in the right amounts--nothing overspiced or overbearing. Flavor is a little bit sweet, but it suits the whole pumpkin pie aspect just fine. I feel like Iím getting a little vanilla as well as the typical spices. The finish is semi-dry, bitterness peaked at a 2-3, thankfully. Just a little bit of alcohol noted. Low carbonation with a full body. Tasty--glad this didnít let me down, as Iíve been looking forward to this for two years, I think.
burg326 (4940) - Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Cigar City, poured a caramel orange color with aromas of all spiice, pumpkin, clove and sweet malt. Aroma was subtle, not overpowering which was nice. Flavors of pumpkin, all spice, clove, sweet malt in the middle, and a touchh of hops in the aftertaste. Really good beer and one of the better pumpkin beers out there.
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.
Appearance: Pours a medium orange-caramel with a 2 finger foamy off-white head. Nice lacing.
Smell: Sweet malt with pumpkin and a nice mix of pumpkin pie spices including nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. The smell is a little more subdued than I had hoped for, but the aroma that is there smells good.
Taste: Delicious mix of pumpkin pie spices up front followed by sweet malt in the middle before ending with a decent hoppy bite at the finish. Aftertaste is spicy with a touch of bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Goes down very smooth.
Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. The elevated ABV% is very well-masked and it goes down very smooth.
Overall: Excellent beer overall. One of the best pumpkin ales on the market. Like almost everything from Cigar City, I highly recommend this one.