Dacrza (584) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: October 26, 2013... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick... OCCASION: offering PSU some comeback inspiration... APPEARANCE: jet black body; oatmeal-thick brown head; lacing is uneven but thick as well... AROMA: crisp, candied flavor; toasted nut and oat undergird thee spiciness that is as much holiday as mischief night...PALATE: slightly warming, medium-bodied and drinkable--the IMPERIAL aspect is so subtle one quickly/nervously sips...TASTE: pumpkin, apple, peat and an odd funk of medicinal/plastic bottle vodka that takes the rating down a click--still big and old...OVERALL: of the handful of fall bombers I bought, this dares to blend the fall and winter seasons, and it does so deftly; a powerful punch of alcohol by the bottle’s end only endears the drink more...more the Galloping Hessian than the Great Pumpkin, in terms of its substance and strength...
bartlebier (2401) - 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.
njager246 (477) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Taste has a lot of chocolate, a little pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Nice
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Naama’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. Deep amber with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, some toast, pumpkin, pie spices, cookie and a bit of vanilla. Sweet flavor, spicy, with caramel, some pumpkin, toast, a bit of chocolate and a drier finish with a bitterish hint. Medium-bodied.
Werckmeister (532) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared at Braukunst Live, Munich, thanks. almost black color, small coffee colored head. smells cookies, spices, cinnamon, chocolate, smells like speculatus. medium to full body, taste in accordance with the smell, again reminds me of cookies, spices, cinnamon, chocolate, light coffee, light roasty nice bitter finish. quite nice.
DialSquare (3174) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Kenny Road Market: dark brown pour with thin tan head. aroma of malt, light pumpkin spice, little dark fruit. tastes are nutty, coffee, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, herbal. it’s ok. not my bag really.
George999 (210) - Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle the color is dark almost black, aroma is malty, roasted maybe a little chocolate, taste is spiced pumpkin and finish is crisp
airrick2003 (629) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: pours with a medium large tan head that settles into a small head with moderate density, the beer is very black and I can't see thru it even when I hold it up to the light
Aroma: creamy vanilla, very faint chocolate and pumpkin
Taste: hints of pumpkin throughout, chocolate, not to bitter on the finish,
Palate: feels warm in the mouth, medium mouthfeel, minimal chocolate aftertaste, average carbonation
Overall: this is a good beer, it's flavors and aromas are very subtle, hides the abv well, good winter beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dlovell2 (1059) - 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 (589) - 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 (2506) - 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.