Beerdedone (2703) - 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 (2527) - 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 don’t 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 I’ll give it points for not having ridonkulous amounts of pumpkin spices, but that’s about all I can say.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-18-2010
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Exiled for sharing this beer.
The beer pours a light orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the pumpkin and associated spices - mainly nutmeg and cinnamon. I don’t get too much bourbon-aged character in the aroma.
The flavor is pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and some oak, vanilla and whiskey notes. You can definitely tell the bourbon is there, but is more subtle than in a lot of other beers. The bourbon-aging compliments the base beer, it doesn’t completely overshadow and dominate it..
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Caramel in color, a little muddy, moderate frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Strong spicy nose, bourbon, vanilla, oak, with some heavy pumpkin pie notes.   Yeah, thats some Bourbon on the tongue.   Spicy, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, with a heavy malt body.   Pretty smooth, sweet, not quite cloying but its getting there.   A lot going on, the barrel aging fighting with the pumpkin spices.   I would say the bourbon, vanilla, and finish of graham cracker win out.   The original Great Pumpkin was a little lackluster, this one having a bit more umph.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Lingering strong pumpkin pie spices.   Definite barrel aging in the nose and up front, with the pumpkin spices kicking up the rear.   At times I thought this had too much going on, but at other times it seemed well balanced.   Certainly flavorful.   Thanks again Brad for yet another Pumpkin I have been wanting to try!
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, fall 2010 vintage. Pours hazy amber/copper with a one finger off-white head that leaves good spotty lacing and holds a good cap. Aroma is pumpkin, spices: clove, ginger, cinnamon, clove, not much bourbon on the nose although good overall strength. Flavor is pumpkin, spices such as ginger, clove, nutmeg, a little cinnamon, fair bourbon whiskey, light vanilla, malty, light hop presence, alcohol makes an appearance, long spiced finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, medium carbonation, creamy. Good pumpkin beer, less bourbon than expected. A big beer that needs sharing as 22oz would be too much for one person.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange, minimal head. Sweet pumpkin, spice, vanilla and oak, aroma quite nice. Flavor much the same, vanilla, and sweet bourbon take over as it warms, at times a bit much for me. Sticky sweet palate and mouthfeel. Decent overall.