AndyW68 (705) - 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.
Quend0 (7) - - NOV 9, 2013 does not count
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.
two_squirrels (2) - - DEC 15, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Decent seasonal spice, perhaps some of the nutmeg drowned out by high alcohol.
snoworsummer (1009) - 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.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
THOUGHTS: Sort of like a chocolate pumpkin pie, but a better comparison might be to one of those spiced wafers in the the orange and black boxes. Either way it’s a great. Hid alcohol fairly well.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was just about black in the glass with bright red highlights and a large, beige head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma contained light caramel and dark chocolate malts; moderate to heavy yeast; sweet and sour pumpkin; pie crust; spice cookies; and pumpkin pie spices. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, slightly sour. moderate to heavily bitter and hot from from the spices. There was chocolate, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, spiced wagers, roasted malt, hints of alcohol, caramel malt, burnt caramel, lots of yeast, chocolate syrup, and both sweet and slightly sour pumpkin. the medium to full body was somewhat dry with a little heat and fairly fizzy carbonation and a dry, slightly chalky and sort of metallic finish.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 bottle. Poured medium-deep ambery-brown with a dense beige head. The aroma picked up heavy pumpkin meat with all the complementary spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, etc.), some darker malts (caramel and chocolate notes), and moderate warmth.. a kiss of orange peel right on the back.. loved it! The flavor found pumpkin meat, vanilla, and a touch of nutty maltage at the core, with pie spices, bitter orange peel, and peppery warmth laced throughout.. finished tangy, warm, and satisfying. Medium-plus bodied and well-balanced on the palate.. this was awesome all around!
Khaggerty118 (63) - Olney, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. yum. This thing rocks. Has a great aroma of pumpkin and spices. Has a flavorful zesty pumpkiny flavor. Very well balanced compared to a lot of pumpkin ales. Im usually not a fan of non hoppy beers but this thing is so rich and yummy. Will drink again
artmcd8 (1084) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2013 I need to say wow. This is a good beer. A great version of a pumkin beer. I love pumking and it is still the king. This is maltier and spicier but still delicious.
JonR (40) - - OCT 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nutty aroma nice head overall a well done pumpkin hits with a bit of alcohol as it is an imperial quite tasty nonetheless
Mjp12 (18) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown colour, complex nose,loads of pumpkin, but banana and sweet cloves too, pumpkin spice flavour disguises the abv, but it’s warming effect soon reminds you of its 9 percent. Not an everyday beer, but a great sip by the fire