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.
Mjp12 (17) - 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
Gerardgathier (102) - - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
red brown colour, with nice beige head.
aroma is sugarcane, barley, cinemon, almost scotch ale like.
taste is deep and dark, sugar, cinemon, barley, pumpkin, bitter coming from spices.
medium to full body, medium carbonation
Aethien (7) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head but a gorgeous deep ruby colour, loads of spices in the nose, there’s a sort of sharp edge to the taste that I’m not a big fan of but other than that it delivers everything I expected. Tasty but not mindblowing.
allmyvinyl (998) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines - Cheers Ash! Dark brown pour with a 1cm creamy head. High carbonation keeps it in place. Smells like those Christmas biscuits you get at the German market. Clove, cinnamon, ginger. Some roasted pumpkin coming through too, in a burnt sugar way. Taste has a roasted spice bitterness and dark sugar sweet. Sweet like candy. Burnt flavours develop as it warms up. Medium body and just a touch cloying. Sweet finish. One of the better pumpkin beers.
BOSSbrewer (1022) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Alewife in Baltimore. Aroma is pumpkin and cinnamon. Pal or is pumpkins. Medium bodied. Good blend of hops and spice. Nice beer.
Blairgus (2187) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
20 nov 2013, tap. Black with thin, frothy head. Nose is pumpkin but not too much spice, maybe some ginger ale, definitely sweet. Thin body, creamy and fizzy. Really tastes of a combination of pumpkin and ginger ale, with some roasted malt notes. It's a dark ale, not a stout, which I like. Pumpkin has a chance to shine through the burnt flavors.
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pineypower (2306) - 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 (4138) - 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 (5251) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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 (28627) - 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.