crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep, dark, opaque black with a medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and pumpkin spice, especially cinnamon, giving it a spicy sweet character. Flavor follows suit with bitter chocolate, a hint of pumpkin flesh, and a spicy cinnamon, nutmeg, clove finish. Really nice.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
13th October 2010
Opaque black beer, little tan head. Sourish malt nose. Rich dark malt - very slightly sour. A little fruity pumpkin makes things interesting. Very lightly spicy. Finishes dry and with lingering spice. Okay.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Reviewed from notes.
The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a large tan head. The aroma has a ton of cinnamon in it, as well as some pumpkin, nutmeg and allspice. The flavor also has a lot of spices in it. I get some cinnamon, clove, allspice and nutmeg, as well as some pumpkin and quite a bit of roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Alibi’s 300. Pours a solid murky black/brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, roasted malts, and yeast. Flavour the same but also some boiled carrot in there too. Odd.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Madvike thanks Matt. Black pour with little head. Nutmeg on the nose. Taste has some spice in there, ut is not bad but not great. Glad I got to try but I would not seek out.
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from brewolf...thanks Michael! - Nice black pour with a thin ring of tan head. Mild baking spice on the nose, with a subdued nuttiness and a bit of lightly soured milky/roasty malt. Taste is smooth roastiness, building towards the end into a chalky roastiness with espresso notes, cinnamon, and a dry mellow ashiness. A little bit watery, but still a soft fluffy body. Good stuff.
burg326 (3884) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle pours a cola black color, aromas of all spice, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Flavors are roasted malt, but the pumpkin steals the show, pumpkin and allspice is all you get, overpowering at times.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black, little tan head. Smells like chocolate and spice. Taste is spicy and a bit sour. Had this on tap before, and having it on bottle now, I know this doesn’t age well. It is a great beer when it’s first released. TREAT is still way better.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Pailhead. Pours opaque black, with a thin tan ring of foam around the outside of my glass. Aroma is cinnamon, with a bit of roasty chocolate. Body is full, flavor is pumpkin, cinnamon, and smooth chocolate. Excellent!
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Falling Rock Tap House during GABF.
Aroma: nutty, pumpkin, pie spices, roasted malts
Taste: malty, pumpkin, nuts, pie spices, roasted malts
This is one of my favorite beers. I have yet to have another pumpkin beer that is this well balanced and complex.