closey22 (1496) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown no head; aroma is vanilla cake; flava us vanilla and cloves nutmeggy spice with roasty malt; feels light with decent fizz; finishes roasty dry tangy and spice notes
ben4321 (5414) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 9/29/12
Aroma: In the nose the spice from the pumpkin comes out over the roast from the stout
Appearance: It looks pretty much just like the Cream Stout (brown color without much head or lace)
Flavor: In the flavor the stout components do a great job of taming the sweetness of the pumpkin
Palate: The feel is mostly creamy, and quite smooth, with a really quality mouthfeel similar to the stout
I’m not 100% sure this was an actual beer and not just a Pumpkin Black & Tan made at the bar, but maybe they brewed them together? Anyway, it was an excellent combo of the two and my favorite thing I tried at Gilded Otter.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this but they had to physically mix the pumpkin and the stout so I am not sure if this is the same thing but that was the name. Half and half. Quite nice actually. A spicy stout with the pumpkin aiding in the body and taste. Nice.
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The favorite of the evening. The stout was a little lackluster, and the pumpkin ale on it’s own tended to be cloyingly sweet, but together... excellent. Pours a soft dark brown with a small tan head. Aromas are a mingling of pumpkin, cinnamon, and toasted malt. Smooth mouthfeel with a little sweetness and malt. Finishes with a touch of bitterness and a bit of pumpkin pie.