durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whoa, surprise. I liked this one. Dark malts, sweet pumpkin meat, some hints at pie crust, and of course spice, but not in a dominant way. Spice was balanced both in terms of the spices used and the amount. If not for the high price, I might even consider a sixer of this once a year.
tia (1771) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Jack Brown’s. Brown with oatmeal head. My first sniff and sip gave me the impression that it was thin and lightly spiced and had a little chorine whiff. However, it grew on me as it warmed and I drank it. It ended up being a little fuller an more robust and dry without being overly spiced. Not bad for a pumpkin beer.
Pumpkin87 (235) - - OCT 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with pronounced red highlights and a small-medium tan head that doesn’t leave a lot of lacing but retains well as nice-looking skim.
Pumpkin pie aroma, whiff of vanilla and spice. Very creamy mouthfeel is the highlight here, at times balancing the aggressively earthy hops, toast and significant spicing. At other times, it’s a burnt pumpkin pie.
That aggressive approach catches up on the finish, which is quite sharp and leaves a bitter aftertaste.
WreckDiver (1) - Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great nitro pumpkin beer. Not overwhelming spice. Good balance. Well hidden 9% beer, need to know what you are drinking because you don't taste the alcohol.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jsporrer (740) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on tap @ the brewery. Pours a dark cola color with a massive foamy light tan head. Full bodied. Thick rich and creamy with some nice fall spice flavors. Very enjoyable.
Darwenus (905) - Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is what I think of as a traditional pumpkin beer ... by which I mean I don’t like it very much. This beer pours dark brown with orange highlights along the bottom and sides of the glass. The head is average, and the aroma is rich and sweet. There’s some brown sugar, ginger, cloves, the usual pumpkin beer notes. The flavor isn’t bad up front, with all of that spice being the dominant character, but the finish is awful. The alcohol is noticeable and medicinal, like cough syrup or NyQuil, and the closing quality is fishy. Literally fishy, like water that’s had frozen fish thawing in it. I will not have this again.
altonbrownd (5769) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beer and Wine. Dark brown body with slight, fast-receding head. Nose is floral, pumpkin, ginger. Taste is malty, sweet, pumpkins for sure with a strong alcy taste. Warming finish. Pretty good brew.
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Alcohol, spiced pumpkin, Nice Pumpkin Ale, quite strong ABV for little added complexity. Bottle from Wine Rack, Henley-on-Thames.
alex_leit (2510) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown color, creamy foam. Aroma: sweet spices, cinnamon, honey, sweet pumpkin pie, wine and malt. Taste: sweet, cinnamon, caramel, spices, wine and white port, slightly burning.
brewtalita (243) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, lingering head. Aroma gingerbread spice - a ton of it. If its your thing, you can proceed :)
Also some vermouth and cloves. Palate medium, low carbonation. Taste is liquid ginger dough, liquory. Port wine finish. Nice one, albeit one can be too many. This beer is made to be shared :)
rusos (595) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Aroma spicy, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, gingerbread, caramel, Pumpkin, nutmeg. Taste quite the same, warming alcohol. Good one.