BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Traded bottle. Not sure I would have guessed pumpkin if I had not read the label. It reminds me more of dark roasted stout mixed with gingerbread or speculoos with the cinnamon spice. Very tasty. It is distinctly possible that I cut a portion of this with Yellow Springs’ pumpkin ale...maybe it was really good too.
dfinney23 (1672) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good but disappointing only because I’ve had better pumpkin stouts. This one’s lighter on the spices and heavier on the roasted malt, which is no bad thing, but doesn’t quite bring its A game.
furthur (172) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn’t see any rates for 2013 bottled yet, so here goes. Pours with big chestnut brown head, nice Guinness effect, dissipating soon. Aroma of pumkin pie, cinnamon, slight hops note. Taste, pie! And cinnamon, unsweetened chocolate, hops. The viscosity is a bit weak, but the taste is good, a very satisfying desert. I want it with a scoop of ice cream.
kermis (5056) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampled at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont. Pours near black with a small tan head. Aroma of spices, cinnamon, pumpkin, roast and caramel. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Iphonephan (3252) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso. Pours a murky dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of cinnamon and cloves. Roasted malt flavors. Quite tasty.
IndianaRed (2436) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle pours a black with a quick shot lived light tan head. Big chocolate cinnamon aroma. More of the roasted bitter chocolate flavor and then cinnamon. LIngering roasted bitterness. Nice winter holiday beer
UDBeernut (1718) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
when does a beer stop becoming a pumpkin based one and one based on cinnamon? this one begs the question as the cinnamon notes over ride any as-semblance of pumpkin, slight roast. enjoyable but false advertising, score adjusted as so.
tapthis (82) - Baytown, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a strong cinnamon taste and smell to it. Poored a dark brown color with a quarter inch head. Tastes like a sweet pumpkin pie.
nittanyjim (57) - - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark....black...with a thin medium tan head. Chocolate and pumpkin nose. Very complex...pumpkin, bitter chocolate, cinnamon. Would be a bit better if it was less bitter. Nice carbonation, but very creamy/smooth.
radagast83 (4641) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a growler, filled 9/12 - drunk last night. Poured a dark, almost black color, with a off white head. Aroma is roasted malts, really roasted - like a chocolate campfire. Cinnamon, pumpkin, roasted. Not a lot of pumpkin character here unfortunately.