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 (13243) - , 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 (5202) - 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.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - AUG 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A breakfast draft at Kickbacks! With no doubt this is the best pumpkin beer I have had so far.! Murky tan with a small off white head. Scent is amazing! Pumpkin pie and spice scent. Taste is sweet and spicy with a bready note. Really good at breakfast.
jcwattsrugger (11893) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours a light tan ring with dark copper color. Aroma is medium malt, nutmeg/cinnamon, pumpkin, some spice. Taste follows.
juiceisloose (1296) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at redlight redlight. This one pours a cloudy, golden orange color and topped by a small head of cream colored foam that settles down to a thin film. A sudsy wash of lace coats the glass. The aroma shows notes of fresh pumpkin, graham cracker, honey, and cinnamon spices. Nutmeg and clove add to the spicy kick. The flavor follows suit with the fruity pumpkin up front along with notes of honey and graham cracker. The cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg add a nice spicy kick. There is a bit of a twang in there as well. Nearly full bodied with subtle carbonation and slightly sticky on the palate from the sugars. There is a nice balance between the sweet and spices, but the fruity twang and alcohol throw things off a bit. Still a really nice pumpkin beer that I hope gets bottled this year.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like buttered popcorn, nutmeg, alcohol. Hazelnuts, quite a hot beer, though. It makes my cheeks water. No dice.