UDBeernut (2609) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour, opaque, off whit head. Some pumokin spice, nutmeg, light toastd malt. Medium body.
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2016 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. The aroma is root beer with vanilla and cinnamon at first. This is followed by sweet toffee with a sweet potato / pumpkin pie note a and mild coffee with an undertone of sugar. The beer appears slick, with a rich, glossy, dark black brown hue topped by a big, soft foam, beige head that has an above average retention and leaves decent lace. The taste is a medium high sweet with a medium bitter. The texture is chewy and slick with a foamy carbonation and a full body flavored with chocolate, and bread crust with an earthy, vegetal undertone. The finish is sticky but with a clean flavor of wood, smokey spice, and a light pumpkin puree, that fades, and is replaced with a chalky feel. The aftertaste is dry, slightly chalky and woody, lightly astringent, with bitter coffee, dark chocolate, and burnt bread crust that?s mildly lingering, and eventually leads to bitter clove.
demannu (364) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light brown pour with light tan head. Spiced pumpkin in aroma. Taste didn’t quite bring me to thanksgiving and pumpkin pie. While our did Skinner a balance of sweetness and spice, it does not evoke thoughts of pumpkin pie.
skmikeg (1718) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with a one finger tan head with decent lacing. Aroma is of pumpkin meat, pie spices, caramel, sweet malts, coffee, lightly roasted malts, and some toffee. Taste is about the same as the aroma with the addition of some dark chocolate and mild hop bitterness. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a slightly bitter, long, slightly warming finish. Overall, tasty, complex pumpkin that hides its high abv very well.
tsd08460 (774) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: pumpkin, pumpkin spices, caramel,
Appearance: clear dark amber, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, pumpkin and pumpkin spices
Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
hman43 (1109) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours dark brown with a brown head and plenty of lacing. It has aromas of pumpkin, allspice, spices, and hints of coffee and roasted malts. It has roasted malt and coffee flavors with pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices. It has a moderately bitter coffee aftertaste.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with white head. Aroma is vegetal, bread, grassy, earthy. Taste is medium bodied, med- carbonation, light spices, a bit of heat. Overall, better than most of this years pumpkin but still not great.
Thisis12ptfont (1103) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, dark malts, roasted coffee and hints of chocolate. Pours black with a thin foam rim and noticeable alcohol legs. Taste is immediate pumpkin spice, cinnamon, pumpkin pie and some pines upfront. Mid palate brings dark malt complexity, chocolate, roasted malt, roasted coffee and fudge. Finishes harsh and boozy with residual pumpkin spice, roasted pumpkin and chocolate. Overall, this beer is very aggressive and has a ton of booziness to it. Lots and lots of chocolate notes collaborating with the pumpkin flavors. Lots of complexity and depth. Very impressive.
Steverus0 (259) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a reddish tint. Light toffee head.
Aromas of spice, especially nutmeg, and pumpkin.
Moderate to high carbonation profile with tight bubbling. Coffee and pumpkin come through clearly. Surprisingly light mouthfeel, despite the strong ABV.
Basically, surprisingly a winning brew considering my limited love for pumpkin spice ______.
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ilovedarkbeer (2701) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown color with a creamy taupe colored head. Notes of dark fruits, earth, sweet candies, and pumpkin spice. Nice mouthfeel.