WVHouseofBeer (919) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange-red color with a very small head. Decent aromas and flavors of mostly spices with a little bit of pumpkin. Nice thick mouthfeel with a slight alcohol tinge. Overall a pretty good pumpkin beer but nothing special.
Ron (2886) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy deep golden with an off-white head. Sweet aroma of brown sugar and pumpkin pie spices. Medium body, sweet caramel and fruit with nutmeg and cinnamon spices.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber with off white head. Aroma is spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is a bit harsh and spicy, with cinnamon noted. There is a note of alcohol once this one warms. Finish is bitter and long. Overall and OK beer, but there are many better pumpkin ales. Too much spice for my liking. Cannot really taste the pumpkin.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle plenty of spice in the nose but also a bit of pale lager smell taste is okay nothing special
phrygian68 (9) - Columbiana, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2009 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a nice Med copper,into my St bernardus chalice
Smell was a little spicy,but i get very little if any pumpkin,
Taste is of clove and nutmeg,at the start,finishes very sweet
with a nice spicy aftertaste of honey ginger and all spice
The secret is in the 2.5 pounds of spice they use per barrel
I think its a nice balance of malt, hops, and spice but as with most pumpkin beers i just dont get the amount of pumpkin i think should be there! overall a nice fall beer!
TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another pumpkin beer shared by emacgee. Thanks dude. Tasted much like the last with the usual suspects- nutmeg, allspice, pumpkin. Better than the last, but I would never drink this voluntarily.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hearty (8% ABV) but pretty under-whelming pumpkin beer. Appearance is an orange murkiness with not much head. The flavor was pretty decent, but this beer seemed to have hardly any carbonation, and rather than being rich in mouthfeel like some other low-carbonation beers (Imperial Stouts), this beer came off as flat and kind of uninspired. But, the aroma and flavor were pretty good - lots of spice but somehow not quite as pumpkin-y as other really good pumpkin beers. I really like the pumpkin beer genre, and have had quite a few this year, and my three favorites are Southern Tier Pumking, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin, and Hoppin’ Frog Imperial Pumpkin. This beer is nowhere near as good as those three, but is still a pretty enjoyable. I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it, but I thought it OK.
I bought this beer at Blacklick liquors in Blacklick (near Reynoldsburg, outside Columbus), OH.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Crown#6. Pours cloudy/crystal dark orange with rising bubbles and minimal white head. Nose is slight pumpkin spice and some spicy hops. Taste is relatively smooth, slightly carbonated, slight pumpkin flavor and a decent amount of hops. A little odd overall, not my favorite pumpkin brew.
blklab2007 (2070) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft came with an amber color and a thin off white head. aroma has plenty of pie spices, light hops, and wet herbs. mouth feel is a little light and the carbonation on the low side. flavor as in the aroma is dominated by the spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, mild bitter hops, brown sugar, and some vegetable.
Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
really spicy aroma- nutmeg and cinnamon. Like egg nog on the nose- moutghfeel is very dry and fizzy. Not too much flavor, definitely not of pumpkin. I expected a lot more in this. Overall thin.