Osprey87 (1098) - London via, WALES - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into tulip on halloween, watching Zombie Flesh Eaters. Murky dark brown with thin white head. Smell is very toned down - some port wine and christmas pudding. Body is medium to light with medium carbonation. Taste - initially strikes me as a standard American barley wine - caramel and dried fruits. Slightly smokey. Spearmint, liquorice, coffee. Alcohol well hidden. Overall, it’s a bit confused, but OK.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Dutch’s. Pours a deep but mostly clear brown with reddish amber highlights and an inch of khaki head that fades quickly. Aroma of pumpkin, toasted malts, earth, blended spices: nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. The flavor has the same dose of spices along with leaves, earth, toasted malts and pumpkin, with a warming alcoholic finish. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and an earthy, spicy, eventually boozy mouthfeel. A little restrained where it could be more interesting.
conway (1071) - - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cola color with a thick off white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice and some nuttiness. Taste is banana bread, spice and roasted malt. Faint vanilla note in the aftertaste. Smooth medium palate with appropriate carbonation. This is pretty damn good.
Coyler (108) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I haven’t tried to many pumpkin ales before but this one I had to pick up. Glad I did. Tasty, lots of pumpkin, sweet yet smooth, lots of body, alcohol very well masked. Tasty
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Possibly the best autumn seasonal I’ve tried. The pumpkin is sweet, but doesn’t taste overtly syrupy and sickly. Alongside the pumpkin that hits on the forefront, notes of ginger and nutmeg mingle with a mild wooden barrel sensation to create something surprisingly balanced.
AshtonMcCobb (2051) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance - toffee brown with a red hint and a very thin head.
Nose - spicy rich sweet vegetal, like roasted pumpkin and cloves.
Taste - more sweet rich and spiciness, definitely a sweet vegetable, confirmed they’ve used pumpkin for sure,
Palate - rich in body, creamy in texture the finish is just a little cloying but it is a little big in alcohol though it is definitely big.
Overall - I would do this same beer with Belgian yeast just to give it a zingy drinkability.
jmm635 (816) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium brown with a thick, creamy head. Lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices and quite boozy. Rich, malty sweet flavor with some drying spiciness. Very tasty.
garthicus (2570) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: burgundy with a small brown head. Aroma: wonderful pumpkin spice and pie crust, pepper, dark fruit, smells wonderful. Flavour: pumpkin pie with a nice dash of booze, woody too with pie crust and raisins. Delicious.
teorn88 (1913) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. It pours a brown / ruby color with a large tan head. Aroma is straight pumpkin pie spices with some booze. Taste is slightly sweet with notes of pumpkin pie spices. The booze comes out once it starts to warm up a bit. Mouthfeel is pretty thick with good carbonation.
BoBoChamp (5020) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
36cl, as Flying Dog The Fear ’Imperial Pumpkin Ale’, new American brew Anno 2011, with pumpkins, from Melger’s Haarlem, complex brew, spicy/sweet and slightly roasted, heavy, not balanced, clear, good head, nice brew