ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a murky orange color. The head is a healthy off-white shade about one fingers high, with a gentle rockiness to the texture. Head retention is pretty good, and nice lacing is left behind on the glass.
S: WOAH that’s heavily spiced. Compared to my benchmark for the style (Schlafly Pumpkin Ale, FYI), the spicing profile is a little more shameless, drowning out some of the pumpkin qualities - if only slightly. Brown sugar is also quite prevalent. It also seems like a few hop notes try to poke through, as well.
T: Yes, this is spicy. Not just with the strong spice notes to start, but with some back-end hoppiness, as well, and even a touch of spicy alcohol after warming up some. The hops not only provide bitterness, but also a touch of herbal flavor. Some brown sugar characteristics come in the aftertaste. The only real problem with it is that the spicy flavors overwhelm the pumpkin ones. Decent complexity makes this one rock-solid, though.
M: Rather heavy...rather dry...and also rather bitter. Aside from a slight linger on the back of the palate, this isn’t all that sweet. A touch of spicy alcohol is felt when it warms up. All together, the end result is a surprisingly drinkable brew.
O: After their shockingly decent pale ale, I figured this one would be good, too. And it is. Despite some of my niggles, this is a tasty, well-nuanced pumpkin ale. I can’t wait to see what Full Tilt does in the future.
bigguns22 (585) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No one of the better beers of this style but not bad. A cloudy dark amber color with a small off white head. Aroma is mostly spices but pleasant. To much bitterness and spices are heavy. Needs more pumpkin and vanilla to balance it and lighten the alcohol notes but still pretty good beer.
Beerdedone (2488) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a average beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon and spices. Flavor of toasted malts, pumpkin spices, cinnamon and some brown sugar.
BeerandBlues2 (9081) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at World of Beer Baltimore. Pours lightly hazy amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast malt, dates, earthy hops, cinnamon and vanilla. Flavor is malt forward, pumpkin, cinnamon and vanilla, dates and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BOSSbrewer (1313) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Dempsey's in Baltimore. Pours a hazy amber with no head. Aroma is pumpkins and slight cinnamon. Flavor is bitter with lots of pumpkin spice. Alcohol is prominent. A bit too much. Overall a balanced and nice pumpkin ale.
GMCC2181 (1495) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via StateLine.. Dark orange in color, small head. Nose of some vegetable notes, pumpkin, spices, malty. Flavor is pumpkin, sweet malts, spices, and brown sugar. Little heavy on the spices but still good. Maybe some spicey rye notes? Medium body, quaffable... for being such a high alcohol content brew, they did a good hiding it. Overall. Good brew
Caytinator (809) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt copper color, cloudy, decent lacing. Taste is warm with plenty of alcohol, at 9%. Strong, decent amount of punkin, not too spicy, nicely done.
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours deep orange amber with a thin head. Pumpkin spices, some almost cider-like notes, and lightly toasted malts. Pretty good.
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Shawan Liquors. Pours golden with a quarter inch of white foam. Pretty big pumpkin on the nose. Unfortunately the experience of drinking tis beer peaks here for me. The taste is very heavy ginger. Finish lingers a bit. I think there’s some hometown scoring own this one.
streve (95) - Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pour is an beautiful hazy orange color with no head. Aroma is sweet pumpkin with hints of spice and caramel. Mouth is flavors of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon and a hint of caramel at the end. Well balanced but the booze is more noticeable as it get warmer. Not a bad offering from a good brewery.
strongpieman (1390) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rusty orange color, cloudy, light head. Sweeter pumpkin ... Brown sugar and pumpkin pie flavors. Good, strong alcohol.