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.
mR_fr0g (1418) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from IP trade with Colin split at Watfird tasting. Chestnut brown coloured pour, small light tan head. Aroma is twigs and pumpkin pie, nutmeg. Heavy on the spices, but still quite fresh.Flavour is big nuttym caramel toast pumpkin and some alcohol is present. Fullish body and highish carb. Bit heavy handed with a spices for me.
Scopey (4691) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at December Watford Tasting, thanks to Fergus. It pours darkest brown wit ha medium beige head. The nose is tangy, wood, pumpkin, sweet ketchup and mild acidity. The taste is toasty, earth, spice, cocoa, roasted malt, pumpkin pie and some alcohol. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit hot I suppose and not a whole lot going on. Alright.
Tstamba (147) - Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle, thanks Rick! Pours clear mahogany with tan head no lacing. Lots of pumpkin pie and spice in the aroma palate. Some toffee and hop bitterness with a boozy finish. Nice beer.
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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
Gerardgathier (104) - - 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 (14) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
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 (1108) - 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 (1036) - 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 (2213) - 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.