pineypower (2723) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out brownish with a small off white head. Aroma is of caramel malts, well balanced sweet/spice of pumpkin, cinnamon and some clove. Taste is full bodied, caramel, light earthy notes, pumpkin spices, clove, cinnamon and a light boozy heat.
Borresteijn (5319) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Dark brown colour, beige head. Aroma of pumpkin pie, lots of spices, cinnamon, mace, clove, nutmeg, dark fruits, liquorice. Flavour has the same qualities, but is less spicy and more malt-forward, some liquorice in the bittersweet finish. Medium to full-bodied. Nice.
Theydon_Bois (12592) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BOE, split with JF at the pre 5K tasting, 12/11/13.
Almost clear mahgony brown with a big old beige head.
Nose is dark toffee, light booze, pumpkin pie, orange peel, woody, light medicinals, nutmeg.
Taste comprises mashed pumpkin, dark toffee, light spice, clove.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the finish.
One of the better pumpkin beers I’ve tasted - solid enough fayre.
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to amber with a small off white head. Aroma is caramelish, cinnamon and nutmeg spiced. Sweet. Caramelish and nutmeg. Cinnamon and cardemomme. Medium spiced and slight sweet impression.
Quend0 (11) - - NOV 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, dark brown colour, like strong black tea. Only a light head, very light brown.
Spicy and sweet aroma. Licorice.
Tastes sweet at first, caramel, then a long bitterness and warming sensation from the alcohol. And pumpkin :P
Light carbonation. Slightly sticky mouthfeel.
Blade86 (892) - Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 spices, pumpkin, hops, little woody; dark ruby, hazy, medium long-lasting off-white/beige foam; medium(+) bitterness, medium sweetness; medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long bitter finish;
Overall: very nice beer, strong yet drinkable
atrox (450) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of spices, cinnamon, cloves. Like in Christmas beers. Sweet, caramel, malty taste with some spices and alcohol finish.
jd543 (418) - SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely clear blood red colour with a thin off-white head. Aroma is fantastic, it smells like Christmas: cinnamon, spices, punpkin. Taste is sweet with a really astringent bitter aftertaste, bit weird. Thin oily texture, light carbonation. I really like some aspects of this beer, but I’m unsure about the whole package.
spacecube (1268) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, deep red pour with a lacing, sweet molasses and caramel malt, pumpkin with spice, cloves and star anise. Sweet to finish with an alcohol kick. A tasty brew for Halloween.
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.