SanfordBrewer (1501) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark earthy pumpkin, lots of cinnamon and allspice, and subtle clove. malts are rich and sweet. too much spice for me, but the character hits me more like ginger bread than pumpkin pie.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle poured into Cigar City snifter. Clean orange brown color with a little bit of head and lacing. Aroma has sweet hints of pumpkin, spice, and herb. Flavor has a nice balance between the pumpkin and cinnamon/nutmeg sweetness. Been looking forward to trying this for sometime and it didn’t disappoint.
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 (9548) - 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 Mike’s 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 (1543) - 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 (1870) - 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 Mike’s 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 (14942) - , 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 I’m 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 didn’t let me down, as I’ve been looking forward to this for two years, I think.