DocLock (9500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Non-cask version on tap at GLI. Pours turbid brown with medium tan head. Big aroma of malt, tons of fruit and spices, including pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cranberries. Tastes malty, with cranberries, huge pumpkin, cloves, cinnamon, and orange. The best pumpkin taste I have ever experienced in a beer. Great complexity, with a firm, spicy palate. This is a great spiced ale, a great pumpkin ale, and a great ale in general.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty color in the glass with a decent head. Aroma was nondescript. On the palate the beer was fruity and hppy but nothing more.
egajdzis (5952) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask, without spices and fruit... Poured a deep caramel color with a medium sized, off white head and nice lacing on the glass. Medicinal, blackberry, cardboardy aroma. Taste was lightly bitter, with more berries as well. This was very disappointing, I assume they should not put this on, until it has spices and fruit it in.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It was good but not nearly as good as some other spiced ales.
JFGrind (1978) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve had this beer in both cask and draft versions. Reddish colored ale with average head and adequate hoppiness.