madvike (3105) - 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 (4725) - 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 (2650) - 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.
Hair6a11 (1427) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is murky dark brown with a modest khaki head in this tulip; mild, spotty lacing is present here. The nose is roasted pumpkin seeds, chocolate - the flavor profile is roasty pumpkin notes, pumpkin seeds, chocolate malts, with a hint of licorice, and a bit of bitter hop profile. This is a fairly nice pumpkin stout!
Alphadelic (1936) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
There is definitely some real pumpkin flesh and sweet, seedy aroma as this opens up, some burnt bitterness and rich roast too. In the mouth it is milky and sweet with toasty seed flavour very apparent. It has a sparkle of Anchor OSA about it but just misses the mark. A really delicious beer, it has many of characteristics that made me fall in love with stouts to begin with.
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to SuzyGreenberg. Pours black with a 1 finger, lumpy tan head that has good retention. Aroma is big on roast, pumpkin, cinnamon, the pumpkin seeds are noticeable, but not really a huge component, earthy leaves and a little char. Flavor is roast, chocolate, licorice, char, pumpkin, slightly hot cinnamon, pumpkin seeds definitely play a bigger part here, burnt sugar, spicy and bitter citrus hops make a little showing near the finish. Palate is medium bodied, slick and a little sticky on entry, medium carbonation and has an abrupt tannin like astringency to the finish. Tasty stuff, it could use a little help on the body, but I found it delicious.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Falling Rock. Pours with a black body with a tan head. Roasty aromas of chocolate, biscuit, tobacco and cinnamon. Flavors are medium sweet, spicy, and a bit dry. On the bitter side of things. Medium bubbles, cinnamon and spicy finish.
alobar (3124) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with dark brown highlights. Aroma of pumpkin, roasted malts, and chocolate. Flavor of pumpkin, roasted malt, chocolate and hint of cinnamon. Great beer!