Heathen (1500) - 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.
katrinaez (702) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very boozy. Pumpkin is not overwhelming, there is a light cocoa and vanilla taste. Dark brown/red. Clean mouth, but heavy booze taste. Tap
joecon (24) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought this at a local grocery store. Fantastic! Pumpkin isn't overpowering. ABV is 9%. Dark and smooth. Just try it!
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jcnielsen (2738) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with off white head. Spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, sweet potato, pumpkin aromas. Malty, spices, pumpkin, slight booze flavors. I enjoyed flying Flying Dog’s other pumpkin, Gourd Standard, more.
UDBeernut (2248) - 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 (923) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. The aroma is a sweet caramel syrup, toffee, and chocolate blend with a sweet potato / pumpkin pie note early that fades and ends with a strong toffee and mild coffee with an undertone of sugar. The beer appears slick, with a rich, glossy, dark black brown hue topped by a soft, foamy beige head that has an above average retention and leaves decent lace. The taste is a medium high bittersweet that maybe leans a bit more sweet. 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 woody spice, light pumpkin puree, that fades, and a strong touch of chalk. The aftertaste is dry, slightly chalky, lightly astringent, with bitter coffee, dark chocolate, and bread crust that’s mildly lingering, and eventually leads to bitter clove.
demannu (231) - 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 (1410) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 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 (323) - 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 (698) - 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 (1434) - 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.