ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong spice nose, lots of nutmeg and cinnamon, lots of sweetness, some light vegetal pumpkin, and a bit of bourbon. The taste moderately sweet, lots of pumpkin and spice, some bourbon and warming alcohol.
Pailhead (5066) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2010 Courtesy or ryan
Bottle: The aroma is loaded with pumpkin pie spice...lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. It pours a hazy orange with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with some sweet caramel. Thereís a nice cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg presence. The finish isnít hot, but the bourbon is a little strong along with vanilla. The bourbon is a little distracting for someone who really likes pumpkin beers. Medium-full bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel.
dmac (4208) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from EZ. Poured a hzy red amber body with a foamy white head. Aroma is slightly sweet with notes of pumpkin,spice, vanilla and bourbon. Medium bodied wth light/average carbonation and no trace of the 9% ABV. Flavor isnít quite as potent as the aroma but the pumpkin, spice and bourbon meld nicely. Very good stuff.
blipp (6349) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orane amber with an off white head. Light bourbony aroma, some pumpkin spikes, and a honey like sweetness. Sweet pumpkin flavor, some spices, vanilla, bourbon, and honey. Solid.
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber brown with a off-white head that left nice lacing. Aroma of pumpkin pie, vanilla, cinnamon a bit of caramel and some other spices. Silky smooth flavor of pumpkin, oaky bourbon, caramel, cinnamon and some vanilla sweetness.
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle. Pours a ruddy orange color with a lacing white head. Great nose with hints of cinnamon, clove, vanilla and nutmeg. Flavor has a lot going on with bits of subtle pumpkin mixed with oak, caramel and vanilla. Tastes a bit like a pumpkin pie with a bourbon glaze. The palate is medium with a strong carbonation. Finish is slightly hot, but not too distracting. Gets a little cloying as it warms up. Interesting beer.
pineypower (2540) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out an orangy amber color with not much of a head. Aroma is of oak, pumpkin spice, light bourbon and some sweetness. taste is complex, pumpkin spice, oak, vanilla light bourbon with alcohol content well hidden.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a murky bruin body with an off white head. Pumpkin and pumpkin seeds. Boozy with vanilla and bourbon. Incense, light cinnamon spice and a hint of custard. So sweet and boozy it reminds me of an L.I.T. Eh.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin, oak, bourbon, pecan, honey, and caramel. Flavor of pumpkin, toasted coconut, vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt, toffee, oak, allspice, and cinnamon.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, dark brown with the slightest tan head. Smells slightly of bourbon and a little bit of pumpkin pie spice in the background. Neither seems to stand out. The taste ups the intensity a little bit, but not in a good way. The bourbon and pumpkin spices just donít really blend all that well in this version. The mouthfeel is medium with low carbonation. No noticeable alcohol. Drinkability is pretty good for a beer of this heft, and Iíll give it points for not having ridonkulous amounts of pumpkin spices, but thatís about all I can say.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-18-2010