Ed5388 (2455) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber shared by JohnGonk. Pours a dark brown/almost black color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of pumpkin pie filling, roasted malt, sweet caramel, and light floral hop notes. Taste is of old chocolate bars, roasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and hints of ash.
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Odd aroma, but really enjoyed the flavors. Nice authentic pumpkin flavor, plenty of chocolate, like the attenuation as it’s very drinkable but without being overly dry, which I’m not a fan of in roasty beers. Different for sure.
Gription79 (2429) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber
As pumpkin beers go this is not bad. It was loaded with spices, there was also some vanilla, chocolate, earthy notes. I would have enjoyed this beer more if the spices were restrained a little, but overall a good beer.
bartlebier (2426) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by maniacally meandering mowbeer @BKL ’15 - SA, thanks! Textured copperbrown pour, cookiedough. Dough-aromatic and more flavour-infused cookie and seasonal biscuit (spekuloos, gingerbread) alleviated by fresh vanilla and pumpkin spices. Pleasingly chewy drink, spiked with the classical nutmeg/cinnamon, brown sugar caramel and with actual pumpkin texture thrown into the mix. Tastefully done for such a risky overloaded style, making tasty, punching use of its abv.
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.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle via trade. Brown with a thick, foamy, light tan head. Aroma of ginger, cardamon, chocolate, pumpkin and brown bread. Flavor is doughy brown malt with some spices and light pumpkin. Medium body with average carbonation. Seems more like a brown ale base, but nice none the less.
Chudwick (2356) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - pours near black with tan head. Nose is lactose. Sip introduces pumpkin. Thought it was a pumpkin beer with porter qualities, but it turned out to be a porter with pumpkin. Light roast bitterness.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This had a body that really undid all the good flavour work. Big bold chocolate, vanilla, wood and pumpkin nose. Similar flavours, but the mouthfeel is weak, oily and baseless.
jcartamdg (2332) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, malt, pumpkin and spice. Taste is malty, vanilla, pumpkin and spice. Average pumpkin beer
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Black pour with an off white head. Aroma is roast and chocolate. Coffee, vanilla and marshmallow in the flavour. There is very little pumpkin. Finish is coffee and vanilla.