DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thursday’s Total Wine Autumn beer tasting class. Nice. Aroma is spice; good mouthfeel; mild pumpkin flavor; better than the Southern Tier Warlock that came just before.
AndyW68 (1458) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with red tint and near white head. Aroma is musty pumpkin. Taste is pumpkin and spice. Enjoyable.
That1Guy (2195) - Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber crushed with GreeneMan. Pours dark brown with a fizzy head that doesn’t stick around. Don’t get much pumpkin off of this one, so the name is a bit misleading. Get serious amounts of chocolate and marshmallow on the nose and flavor. Some pumpkin spices, but more s’more tendencies. Still, pretty damn good for what it is. Very dry, chocolatey finish.
tmongoose (2229) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared, poured medium brown with red hues. Decent lacing on the glass. Aroma a plenty, roasted coffee, chocolate, pumpkin, spices. The flavor is incredible. A plethora of roasted coffee, chocolate, pumpkin spices. Blended very well together. No one flavor overpowers the other. There is a distinct vanilla flavor start to finish with is so smooth.
slowrunner77 (10242) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 "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."
2015 not drinking as nice, but still pretty good.
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 (2591) - 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 (8640) - 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 (3816) - 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 (8190) - 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.