dlovell2 (1575) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, and cinnamon. Flavor starts roasted malt and unsweetened cocoa, vanilla and some light pumpkin. Followed with some light spicing of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Finishes with bitterness of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Thanks Maxbier for hanging on to this one to share with me.
Maxbier (816) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with medium brown head. Malty spice aroma. Flavors of pumpkin, roast, vanilla, cloves, and thanksgiving. Mild bitter in finish for balance.
suprchunk (2895) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Smells like chocolate pumpkin pie. Taste is malty with some chalky spice-ness. Decent.
Alphadelic (2080) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A roasty, slightly spicy aroma. Smooth and roasty in the mouth with some cinnamon and vanilla, a touch of pumpkin flesh flavor and sweetness. This is like a wonderful pumpkin version of Anchor’s Our Special Ale.
gramity (1586) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with a dense and creamy tan head that lasts and lasts, showing plenty of lace. Bright nose of pie spice and toasty chocolate malt. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Chocolate, roast, and pie spice on the mid palate, beautifully integrated. Long sweet finish.
CObiased (257) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber release #19....8.4 % ABV. Nice aromas of coffee, milk chocolate, light nutmeg, light pumpkin and molasses. Nice mouthfeel and balance between bitter, roast and sweet. Lingering finish melds with some vanilla notes.
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is soft with the typical pumpkin spices, but alive with a real pumpkin smell. Faint cocoa. Taste is more focused on the pumpkin, some sweetness like pumpkin pie; I’m imagining crust and whipped cream. Light cocoa and roast. Creamy feel. Very nice.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with a half finger tanish head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with pumpkin pie spices and dark fruit. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Follows aroma. Mostly milk chocolate with hints of coffee in the finish. Something odd in there also, possibly roasted pumpkin. Pretty good.
madvike (3172) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Release #21 - Black pour with a huge foamy light tan head. Nose is cocoa, medium-dark roast, pumpkin meat, whipped cream, and a bit of pumpkin pie spice. Taste is a chocolate-vanilla bomb, with medium roast malt, a touch of pumpkin, and a bitter roasty finish. Not a ton of pumpkin in the taste. Thinnish with medium carbonation.
Gerbeer (2930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a cloudy brown with moderate head. Aromas of light chocolate, cream, and grain. Flavors of light liquorice, spice, and dusty dry chocolate with light roasted malts