KegOstertag (92) - - NOV 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into glass from 22 oz bottle. Aroma- awful. Smell likes wet dog or pee. Appearance- dark auburn with stoutlike frothy head. Taste- tastes like dirt or leaves in a good way. Doesnt take like beer but a thin mud liquid. Palate- same as above. Very earthy aftertaste. Overall- one of the most unique beers i have had. Pretty good and interesting on occasion. Rating could be higher as 3.2
koleminer20 (595) - 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 (5762) - 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 (2306) - 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 (5424) - 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 (16) - 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 (2388) - 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 (1325) - 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 (17) - - 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.
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is dark, brown in color, cashew colored head. The smell is pumpkin, malt, sweet, nutmeg, cinnamon, spice. The taste is much the same, spice, malt, fruit, and ok.
jkwalking05 (3739) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Black with a decent beige head. Aroma is of pumpkin, squash, earth, roasted malt, and milk chocolate. Taste is of cinnamon, pumpkin, roasted malts, chocolate, and toast.