ph03nix42 (20) - MCKINNEY, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pours a dark rich brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma is wonderful fall scents; malty, warm, spices. Flavors are fantastic; pumpkin, chocolate, spice. Aftertaste is smooth and very drinkable.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly black color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, spice, pumpkin, vanilla, caramel. Medium bodied, strong vanilla flavor with lesser chocopumpkin flavors. Interesting concept I guess.
GenDV138 (1636) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes, consumed 8/22/2013. 22 oz bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Release 9. Black with 2.5 fingers of fluffy light tan head. Great lacing. Aromas of roast, coffee, pumpkin, spices, chocolate. Tastes of coffee, pumpkin, spices, light bitter hops. Medium body with a dry finish.
PartyFowle (55) - - SEP 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into a wine glass.
Thick, heavy black, a midnight cloak. Head is well-formed and very retentive, a good inch and a half tall and khaki in color. It hangs out for several minutes and paints the glass in full, thick sheets.
Sweet roasted pumpkin and milk chocolate lead the nose. A splash of nutmeg and clove, a little caramel, some toasted biscuits. Toasty, malty nose.
Fresher pumpkin in the flavor, brighter. More clove, lots of alcohol. Cinnamon and allspice ring through upon the swallow. Interestingly, not much from the malts. Maybe a dash of cocoa. Lingering burnt roast.
Velvety medium body, silky. Spices seem to provide more bitterness than hops. Some peppery alcohol heat. Silky smooth. Very mild, tingly carbonation.
Not outstanding, but very smooth. Goes down easily for its strength, which is substantial. It’s all about smoothness with this one. Flavors are well blended, body is gentle.
travita (4116) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is dark, brown in color, cashew colored head. The smell is pumpkin, malt, sweet, nutmeg, cinnamon, spice. The taste is much the same, spice, malt, fruit, and ok.
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Black with a decent beige head. Aroma is of pumpkin, squash, earth, roasted malt, and milk chocolate. Taste is of cinnamon, pumpkin, roasted malts, chocolate, and toast.
zoucrew102 (585) - - AUG 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, release #19. Lovely, roasted and chocolate malt aroma with notes of pumpkin, vanilla and pumpkin pie spices. Pours black with a decent light brown head with good retention and lacing. Starts with a velvety smooth rich mouthfeel with rich chocolate and roasted malt flavors and a hint of vanilla. Finishes extremely smooth with the pumpkin and the spices coming through nicely. Excellent pumpkin beer!
Maverick34 (2338) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 Oz. Dark brown small white head. Pumpkin spice malt aroma. Similar taste with some chocolate. Rather good.
Mittenator (1380) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Deep brown with a beige. Pumpkin and light allspice aromas. Coffee, toffee, and pie spices.
monk191 (1049) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fantastic pumpkin, one of the best we've had. Pours a beautiful deep red with a grey head. Smells of pumpkin and a bit of vanilla and cherry. Lots of vanilla straight off the bat, with some pumpkin coming in at the half, and a bit of hoppiness in the finish. Had on tap at the brewery.