onceblind (2642) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark murky brown, with a quickly receding head. Dark sweet malty aroma with a little nutmeg and cinnamon,and a little earthy pumpkin. Flavor was spicy and dry and dark, with lots of roastiness, cinnamon, not a lot of pumpkin gourd, or maybe Iím misplacing it...some light notes of bitter dark chocolate, and a touch of earthiness.
notalush (4208) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CK - turbid brownish red - soapy lace - lovely nose of sweet, roasty pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, a touch of anise, a bit of bakerís chocolate - creamy, low carbonation, medium body - they have done wonders with the pumpkin here - it is sweet up front, but earthy and dry in the finish, without a trace of off-putting vegetal character that often happens when using real pumpkin in beer - the mixture of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice) work really well - the malt base provides light chocolate - overall tastes like pumpkin pie with some chocolate drizzled on top - alcohol is completely masked - freaking delicious.