alobar (2616) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cola brown color with an aroma of spice, pumpkin, and toasted malt. Flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and some caramel. Very nice beer!
alexsdad06 (4527) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown color with reddish highlights and a thin off white film for a head. The aroma is sweet pumpkin with the usual spices (cinnamon, nutmeg,..), some caramel, toasted with some woody notes. The flavor is pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, toasted bread, caramel with some earthy bitterness to the finish. I was actually expecting there would be more pumpkin than I tasted based on the nose. Decent, but there are better examples available.
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with khaki head and lacing. Nose is cinnamon, nutmeg, some pumpkin. Taste is pumpkin up front with some pumpkin spice. The finish is burnt brown sugar and molasses. A bit different for a pumpkin, pretty good.
retinadoc (117) - - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Very tasty, sweet beer. Like a dessert drink. Subdued hop flavors, finish distinctly pumpkin, lingering sweetness. Sugar hides the high ABV. Would definitely buy again.
EithCubes (4625) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is heavy on the spices and low on the malt and pumpkin, herbal with cinnamon, nutmeg, dash of allspice. Deep chestnut body with some red and a short tan head. Slick malty body with medium sweetness and a big helping of booze, sloshing and aggressive but not too burny, with some woodsy/oaky and gourdy pumpkin notes, spices with surprising bitterness that is only aided by the readily apparent dryness. Mild herbal vein courses through. Medium body and surprisingly drinkable; seasonally appropriate and, well, yum.
Jow (1862) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Stagshead. Pours dark brown with one finger head and delightful pumpkin pie nose. Tastes of nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, pumpkin, coffee, chocolate, earth, and vanilla. Rich and full mouthfeel. Just bitter enough to cut through richness, delightful
streve (95) - Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. The pour is a dark brown with virtually no head. Very dark for a pumpkin...odd. Aroma is spicy. Nutmeg, cloves and a dash a cinnamon. Pumpkin and caramel also. Mouth is full of spice up front. The finish is quite dry with note of pumpkin. A little malty. Medium body. Pretty potent, and rightfully so, at least for what I paid. Apparently its the first time FD did a pumpkin beer. Not a bad first offering.
b3shine (4413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks alright; dark for a pumpkin ale though. A semi-transparent dark brown with off-white lacing. Smells solid; pumpkin and appropriate spices. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A decent example of the style.
maxwelldeux (3068) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with almost no head. Nose is fairly spicy with lots of cloves and nutmeg. WAY too spicy and pumpkin-y for my taste - it’s just too strong. No me gusta.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep black/brown with a thick beige head. Aroma is pumpkin, clove, caramel, nuts, and floral. Taste is pumpkin, nutmeg, chocolate, herbs, and a bitter finish. It is quite smooth and easy to drink considering the high ABV.