Dunt (301) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Received as an extra, poured into my Portsmouth tulip. Brownish orange in color with about a fingers worth of off-white head. Nose is composed primarily of spice, in particular nutmeg and cinnamon. There is also some light pumpkin and vanilla. Flavors starts of spice as well, but ends with a weird vegetal taste. Not all that pleasant. Moderate mouthfeel with good carbonation, slightly oily, and a moderate finish. Pretty run of the mill pumpkin ale. A lot of emphasis on the spice and not enough focus on the actual pumpkin. Decent beer, but I am happy getting it as an extra instead of buying it myself.
jsmerig (1412) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy ruby red. Aroma of cinnamon and spice. Taste is sweet and malty with cinnamon and nutmeg. Just like a pumpkin pie. Alcohol is masked well.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dacrza (738) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
DATE TASTED: October 30, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: Another successful high school homecoming game... APPEARANCE: dark, almost mahogany brown body that densely conceals the other side of the glass; tough to see any bubbles; the head is a staunch white halo of bubble and smears; good, thick lacing that resembles Japanese artwork... AROMA: pumpkin, phenol and surprisingly thick dough at the start; caramel is interwoven with a vodka or rum base that suggests the alcohol that 9% brings... PALATE: warming immediately; dissipating aftertaste; medium-bodied, flat carbonation, with no fanfare at its end... TASTE: tough to get past the phenolic presence; the malts are strong and overpower other flavors--such as pumpkin(!)--and leave a plasticine ending ... OVERALL: not at all up to my expectations, with the majority of the experience centering on the awkward, medicinal flavor....a strong, demanding seasonal that needs more nuance to be memorable or sought out...
Nejhleader (1407) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
has a cinnamon and nutmeg aroma. taste is a spicy cinnamon and nutmeg. not much actual pumpkin, but lots of nice spices. good body, tingly spice aftertaste.
SteveOrz85 (178) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 2014 batch. From cellar.
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Very little head, almost flat looking. Beer is a slightly hazy dark amber color. Aroma is of caramel malts and doughy yeast and cloves. Taste is strong, yet lightly sweet, lightly bitter and very lightly sour. Overall a good pumpkin ale with plenty of spice. I don’t believe ageing this beer did any good for it.
BroadestTom (300) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma caramel, herbs, citrus, clove, cinnamon,
Appearance amber, orange, clear, minimal head, white foam,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate medium body, fizzy,
Overall a nice malty beer with pumpkin and spice flavor. A pumpkin beer that doesn’t taste fake or overdone. I would suggest this beer to a friend.
tsd08460 (514) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: pumpkin, spices, caramel
Appearance: clear amber, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, pumpkin, spices
Palate: medium body, creamy, lively, long finish,
raymow (1232) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled - nice, creamy pumpkin ale. Not over the top with the spices. Pretty good!
Bulk_Carrier (3174) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a tulip at a bottle share last month.
The appearance was a nice looking bronzed orange color with a thin slim quarter finger white foamy head that quickly died off. Barely any lacing.
The smell had a strong big authentic pumpkin with a delicate ginger spice and a light vanilla rolling through.
The taste copied the smell and carried a nice sweet pumpkin but a delicate ginger spice that I really liked.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sessionability maybe leaning towards the sipping quality. The carbonation was extremely smooth and good.
Overall, what a nice imperialized pumpkin ale. If I lived in its distro, I’d probably be buying this all of the time. Good stuff.
tgncc (3048) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is pumpkin spice. The appearance is orange, clear, thin white head. The flavor is pumpkin, pumpkin spice, ginger, cinnamon, spices, caramel. The finish is spices, sweet, slight alcohol. well hidden for this ABV. Medium in body. Decent, nice.
60minuteman (1145) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Crust. A mahogany brown pour. Aroma of butternut squash, spice, pine, malt, pumpkin and cloves. A flavor of pumpkin bread, spice, malt and alcohol. There is some warmth from the booze which there is plenty of. A bit sweet on the backend. A nice mix of strength, sweet and carbonation for a pumpkin.