pdx76 (369) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - maple and pumpkin nose, has chunks of pumpkin that settle to bottom. Nice blend of spices, pumpkin, and slight heat finish.
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beerbill (3178) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy dirty orange with a thin off-white head that disappears by the second sip and leaves very little lace. Very pleasant aroma of cinnamon and pumpkin with notes of vanilla, nutmeg and even a bit of graham cracker. The flavor is very similar to the aroma with the same components and is quite good. Very reminiscent of a pumpkin pie. Well rounded mouthfeel. Medium bodied. One of the better pumpkin ales I’ve had.
Mora2000 (5128) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. The beer pours an orange color with a small white head. The aroma is extremely heavy on the cinnamon with a little bit of nutmeg and some pumpkin thrown in. The flavor also has a ton of cinnamon in it, but there is also a good bit of brown sugar. The pumpkin is nice as well. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Elysian definitely knows how to make pumpkin beers and this one is no exception.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Cinnamon, pumpkin, apple, pie crust, and some light hoppy bitterness in the finish. Damn good stuff.
jredmond (4580) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at blind tiger with Andrew, Brendan and Maggi. Pours a deep amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is super cinnamon and apple. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of apple pie, cinnamon, light pumpkin, spice and nutmeg.
trujahwarrior (394) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 On tap at Elysian Fields. Pours an amber orange color with a medium white head with good lacing. Smells of cinnamon and a few other spices. Has the same flavors in the smell but has a slight pumpkin flavor in the back end. The cinnamon dominates though. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Overall this is a pretty good pumpkin beer but they went a little overboard on the cinnamon in my opinion.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Stagshead pours burnt orange with veige head. Nose of a pumpkin spice packet. tastes of lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pie crust, pumpkin, vanilla, earth, and light woodiness. pretty dry and a slight different finish.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. Bottle purchased for $8.59 + Tax @ Chuck’s 85th Hop Shop, Ballard, Seattle, Washington. Very thin lace trace white head.Pretty clear thin bright orange gold color. Spicy Vietnamese cinnamon mild pumpkin front. Peppery thin textured mildly sweet toasted brown sugar mild pumpkin fruit body. Dry lingering hot cinnamon pepper end. Spicy throughout but relatively well balanced.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Dirty amber, dark, some sediment, moderate sandy head, little lacing.   Fairly simple aroma of spices, mainly a woodsy like cinnamon.   Very spicy on the tongue, but very one sided.   Comes across as this earthy and fresh cut tree bark like cinnamon.   Also appears a bit dry.   This one is overly simple in that there isn’t much depth.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes one dimensional, cinnamon, cinnamon, and more cinnamon.   Very interesting in that the cinnamon is a bit different, but still doesn’t make this one a winner.   Tiz okay, but a little difficult to finish a single 22oz by ones self.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark clear brown/red pour with a thin white head. Aroma is cinnamon. That's about it. Flavor is sharp, spicy and bitter. Cinnamon overwhelms. Sharp and almost acrid. Not very pleasant.