stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great twist. Using the pumpkin in the madh perfects that big mouthfeel one would expext from a cigar city beer. Only issue is an overuse of the connamon as it is slightly numbing and overpowering after the firstsip. Would love to taste this on lemon or the cedar wood though.
AndyW68 (1217) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange pour with light white head. Aroma is cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is sweet pumpkin pie and a mild sour. Very nice.
PartyFowle (631) - - MAY 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Slightly hazy burgundy with a finger of silky tan head that deposits a bit of thin lacing. Aroma of a just- opened pumpkin pie filling. Sweet pumpkin purée, apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple, plus splashes of vanilla and toast. The flavor is almost like mulled apple cider in spice character. Tons of cinnamon; lots of clove; roasted pumpkin. Lingering toast with a touch of caramel. Alcohol flavor is in there as well. Medium body, mild massaging carbonation. Smooth alcohol heat in the nose. One of the best pumpkin beers ever. Complex, slightly sweet and delightfully spicy.
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Finally found the long-lost notebook from the 4 Elf Party at Dark Horse on December 13! So, that’s where this was found. Shared by someone as I was wandering around the line making friends. The pour is a darker brown with a lint of lighter amber in there somewhere. Not a true brown. There is an off white head that just leaves a couple soapy spots on the glass. The aroma is typical pumpkin beer. Heavy on the cinnamon and allspice. This one has a little more pumpkin and marshmallow going on with a decent graham cracker crust. I like the aroma on this more than I like most pumpkin beers. The flavor is very similar. There is a nice toffee addition on the flavor, and that’s about the only addition. The mouth feel is pretty decent. It’s not as thick as I would like it to be, and the carbonation is just light. The aftertaste is lingeringly spicy and then rolling though a surprising sweetness. Not too bad
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell is super nice pumpkin pie. Taste is pumpkin with fall spices, but it’s not really sweet like pumpkin pie.
TXBadger (1921) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark amber, orangish-red color with off-white head. Pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and caramel and malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes like a nice piece of pumpkin pie.
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of pumpkin, cinnamon and caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with some booziness. Good stuff.
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at ESBLS. Reddish brown. Pumpkin pie spices with pumpkin aroma. Nice. To me the best pumpkin beers taste like pumpkin pie and this one excels. Alcohol on the exhale. Just a little hops under and they really aren’t needed. I like this.
yespr (35098) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours murky orange with a small to fully gone head. Aroma is vanilla and mild citric fruity. Biscuity, cinnamon and caramelish. Dry, wooden and slight spiced flavoured. Bitter and slight herbal finish.
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Deep copper with an average off-white head. Aroma is of pumpkin, citrus, florals, toffee, cinnamon, and ginger. Taste is of pumpkin, herbs, cinnamon, ginger, and toffee.
travita (4416) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is clear, reddish ok colored, and a light eggshell colored head. The smell is pumpkin, spiced, nutmeg, pie, and good. The taste is pie, spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, crust, and good gourd.