Ibrew2or3 (8066) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz orange waxed bomber pours up with a mahogany looking body and supporting a short lived fairly loose tan head of foam. The mild aroma offers up some canned pumpkin meat and faint winter spices. The taste has a pleasing degree of pumpkin notes mixing with cinnamon and nutmeg. There’s a mild sense of roasted malts in the background too helping take this into the finish.
shadbow (84) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the better pumpkins of 2012... and unlike many others, didn’t show up until just after the Halloween season..
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle care of IBrew2or3. Cheers, Dave! Pours a medium brown with an off-white head. Nose is pumpkin, cinnamon, and allspice with hints of roasted malts, and chocolate underneath. Flavor follows with a nice array of roast, chocolate, pumpkin, and pie spices, but nothing cloying or underewhelming about it. Nice idea and execution in this medium-bodied porter.
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@CCB Black Friday Gathering shared by markwise from DAVE!-22oz bottle-disappearing tan-mahogany. A-pumpkin, med malt-roasty/cocoa. T-pumpkin, med malt-roasty/cocoa, 2nd spice hops.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6615) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My friend Robert brought this one back for me from a trip to Arizona. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy tan head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was dryish with a strong cinnamon and nutmeg presence and a peppery undertone. The flavor was toasty with dry cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper, cola and more nutmeg. Very long dry spicy finish. Medium body. The spices really overwhelm everything else. Ok.
AirForceHops (6073) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from a trade with BOLTZ7555. Dark brown nearly black in color with small white head that vanished quickly. Not much retention. Nose has lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, light roasted malt. Taste is mostly spice with pumpkin being rather subdued. Malt has good sweetness. Body is medium with carbonation giving the brew a touch of a creamy texture. Lingering spice and sweet malt aftertaste. Overall pretty nice.
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Dark brown pour, tinge of red, small tan head. Smells great! Cinnamon, roasty, slight pumpkin, nutmeg. Flavors of mild chocolate, allspice, some coffee. Very good & a nice surprise from this brewery.
mttan02 (29) - Tolleson, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another tasty entry in the pumpkin beer category. Pours very dark brown. Slight head, virtually no lacing. Good pumpkin and spice flavor. Recommended.
Sublym (78) - Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
ok Im rating this as a pumpkin porter which is not my beer type of choice, This beer is EXCELLENT. (and its called pumpkin springs porter by the way)
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Impressed and surprised by this given their other offerings! Chestnut and mahogany pour with a dense khaki head. Nice freshly grated nutmeg, cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla. The flavors meld incredibly well although I didn’t get a lot of pumpkin, just the spice. Not at all aggressive but assertive enough to remember. Well crafted albeit a little sweet. Medium mouthfeel. Nice start to the fall and will be excited for other special releases from them!