mcberko (4044) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Copper Hog, pours a cloudy dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin spices and toffee / caramel malts. Flavour blends the best of both worlds, with notes of pumpkin spicing, toffee and caramel malts. There is a noticeable booziness on the finish, leaving notes of a sort of pumpkin liqueur. Certainly unique and enjoyable in small doses.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with ivory sheen. Big bourbon, vanilla, pit fruit, pumpkin aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Boozy whiskey, vanilla, pit fruit flavors with mild pumpkin--good
22415brewery (313) - redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I know what youíre thinking, how can anybody possibly rate a beer this HIGH?!?! and a PUMPKIN beer at that! wtf? Extremely well-balanced in terms of spicing, malt, alcohol, and aroma. The rich toffee and rounded caramel flavors of the malt come through beautifully in this big barley wine. Incredibly smooth, a slight amount of diacetyl gives a more velvety sensation when sipping. The rich sweetness of the malt gives the impression of a bite of raw cookie dough along with the warm custardiness of a slice of fresh pumpkin pie. Well done.
boFNjackson (3570) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Elysianís GPBF 2012... Poured a hazy amber/orange with a nice forming head. This was surprisingly good. Lots of sweetness all over with pumpkin spice and earthiness. Dark caramel and toasted sugars and malts added a finishing touch. Low bitterness.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A nice amber color, topped with a decent enough head. However, I just couldnít get past the intense onslaught of butterscotch and diacetyl that the aroma and body were both imbued with. Cloying butterscotch and brown sugar finish.