slowrunner77 (7105) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"They really nailed the pumpkin in this one, and the balance between the fruit, and the roasted and chocolate malts. Looks light on the pour, but the mouthfeel is easily adequate if not overly indulgent. The aroma of pumpkin, spices, and cocoa takes a while to open up, but does so nicely. Flavor is definitely the strength."
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. Bottle. Nutmeg, chocolate, and butternut squash on the nose. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Some nice lacing. Great balance with a mix of chocolate, coffee, pumpkin, hops, roasted barley, and nutmeg. Great football watching beer!
koleminer20 (999) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. The pour is a dark ruby brown, see through, with a thicker lift khaki head and a lot of clingy lace. The aroma is not what I was expecting. No real spice or pumpkin and a thin chocolate. There is a little cinnamon on the back end, but it's definitely thin. The flavor is the same. There is a bit more of a vegetable quality to it, but the dominant flavors are not present. Light chocolate and some vague spice, but the pumpkin really isn't what I was expecting. The mouth feel is thin and slick without much carbonation. The aftertaste is lightly chocolatey, and fully disappointing.
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mabel (7443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5673-20130817] Bottle. Toasted pumpkin skins aroma. Clear, dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted gourd grains flavour. Full body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
johnnnniee (2933) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by the new guy Friday night.
Light pumpkin spice, nice dark beer base. If more pumpkin beers followed this path I might enjoy them more.
b3shine (6619) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good for the style; a translucent dark brown with foamy beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; pumpkin, vanilla, and related spices. A nice pumpkin pie nose. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
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 (3367) - 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 (634) - - 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.