dnstone (2524) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is sweet, like a barleywine but with notable pumpkin character. Poured on tap, it has a copper color with a white head. Flavor is a clean pumpkin ale with a syrupy sweet barleywine body.
Notes from the í14 Denver Rare Beer Tasting
andrewje41 (2727) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft 10 oz pour at Elysian on Capital Hill. They have a ton pf the pumpkin beers still on tap, because they are "trying to get ride of them." Iíll happily help this cause. Pours a bright bronze color with a thin patchy head. Is there such thing as bright bronze? This isnít the most obvious beer when it comes to pumpkin. If I didnít know better I probably would have thought it didnít have it. Maybe a little bit. Definitely spice. Malty forward aroma. Huge graham cracker, cookie like flavor. Soft vanilla and spice finish. A little apple too. Very nice beer here.
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Mayor of Old Town. Clear copper appearance with a white head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, alcohol, vanilla, light pumpkin and light spices. Similar flavor, moderately sweet and a bit syrupy with a light boozy finish. Not too bad.
douglas88 (8192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GABBF. Pours a mostly clear copper orange color with a small white head. A big fruity spicy nose. The flavor is sugary base, fresh fruit, maybe some pumpkin or others spices, light bitterness. Very sugary sweet. Good.
Sledutah (6898) - Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at GABBF
Clear amber with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and caramel. Flavors of roasted malts, dark fruit, sweet malts
Good but I didnít get any pumpkin
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Blue monk, based on a pumpkin BW. really didnít gather a ton of pumpkin notes here, sweet monks, boozy, fruity BW. didnt gather the gourd part
SG111 (1208) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear orange color with a small white head. Aroma is caramel malt with distinct vanilla, toffee, and a little bit of cinnamon. Flavor is caramel, toffee, booziness. Not a ton of pumpkin. Some but not as much as you may expect. Also pretty light hop presence. But very nice. I like it a lot.
radagast83 (7090) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Scion, shared by Gene, thanks! Poured a ruby amber color with a small white wispy head. Aroma was light spice, boozy malt notes. Flavor was light pumpkin pie. Alcohol is there, but isnít "hot" which was nice.
solidfunk (7236) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some clove and boiled down malt here. Manages to pull off hybrid aroma, sitting in the middle of both styles. But still not wonderful either way. Finishes a little sweet. Pours maroon with OK head and lacing. Thanks to Travlr for a taste of this at Scion, draft.
Travlr (20954) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draftt at Scion. Hazy deep amber brown color, bright white edge head. Aroma of vanilla and subtle spice. Taste is rich lightly spiced butterscotch. A big beer.