tgncc (2616) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The appearance is a deep red/brown, light tan head. The aroma is pumpkin, spices, brown sugar. The flavor is like the aroma, but more chocolately. Reminiscent of a pumpkin stout. The finish is pumpkin pie spices. Medium in body. Good overall.
Lowe1983 (1319) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is strong of pumpkin with some caramel malts. Flavor is also pretty strong of pumpkin. A slight hint of nutmeg and alcohol warming on the finish as well.
AndyW68 (783) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One if not the best pumpkin. Dark brown with tan head. Coriander, nutmeg, sweet malt, pine, mint and near perfect balance of pumpkin hits the nose andfollows through with the taste. Very nice.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Chad’s house via drsilverman. Thanks Christopher! Pours a hazy reddish orange, clear appearance with a tan head. Spicy, pumpkin bread, light squash, vanilla, cinnamon aroma. Chewy, light bubblegum, pumpkin/banana bread, big nutmeg, light cardamom flavor. Pretty tasty.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours deep amber with a beige head. Light pumpkin sweetess, cinnamon spices, medium malty sweetness, and a little bit of booze. Good stuff.
snoworsummer (1503) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011aged till 2013. Cask at the brewery. Delicious strong pumpkin flavor. Creamy head. Smooth, dark, rich smell.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Took me a while to muster up the will to crack this one, thinking that it would be an imperialized - and thus merely sweeter - pumpkin ale. Blessedly wrong about that part. It’s still a style that leaves me pretty cold, don’t get me wrong, and is sweeter and more indiscriminately spiced than I generally care for. But there’s a really dry, almost noble hoppy streak at the beer’s heart that relieves and redeems it considerably. That dry finish makes it parmly.
cheap (3749) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
From a bottle. smell is dull malty pumpkin spice. Aroma is a little bit better once in the glass. Looks pretty good in the glass. No head. Big strong alky notes initially followed by some hints of pumpkin something in there. What is this, a race to see who can make the highest alky content pumpkin beer? Pretty high alky, I wonder how it would age. Yes, next slug is again bug alky kick. Does not hide its 9% well and I don’t think I know of many beers that do; although one does come to mind but its an aged barley wine. With the next slug of this medicinal stuff I feel a warming sensation going down my throat and developing in my gullet. Yes, a big pumpkin beer fer sure. THis comes on like many other high aklky veggie soiced brews, yes big impact. Once you have a few sips of this, the smell starts to get a tad more acceptable in a sweet kind of way. Strong but never too cloying. Would not buy this again, it is way too over the top for my girlie lager loven taste buds. Fortunately there is some co2 in there to help overcome the alky effects. Gee, I think I’m getting dizzy once I come to the bottom of this bottle.
JohnnyJ (4041) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Pours a deep coppery brown, almost black, with a thin light tan head. Quite sweet, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, not too much spice, caramel, and chocolate. Smooth creamy mouthfeel from the cask. A good one from the handpump, tasty.
kassner (1313) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is on tap at Dive Bar and is a very full bodied Pumpkin ale. Nice head and amber color, plenty of spices and malt.