SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. a clear brownish orange with a large cream colored head. nose is spicy nutmeg and cinnamon with some pumpkin and a sour note. alcohol is warming on the palate. palate is full. the bourbon barrel adds an interesting sweetness and wholeness to the mix. reminds me more of rum and pumpkin. good idea!
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy orange, appears unfiltered,pumpkin and cinnamon and yeast are quite strong in the aroma,not picking up on any bourbon.bourbon is also quite vaguein taste, but the pumpkin and spices are great and.very noticable
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber with minimal head. Smells of cinnamon. Fairly light body and taste for that matter. The alcohol is definitely well hidden. Slightly sweet on the way in and a moderate bitterness on the way down. A decent pumpkin but not as good as Pumking or Shipyard’s Imperial Pumpkin this year.
bth122 (1453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ beernutz. Dark golden color. Aroma of wood bourbon and spices. Med light sweetness, light bitter. Med bodied. Oak bourbon dominates this beer. Spices are present also. Nice.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours cloudy orange, almost brown. Not a huge head. Nose of vanilla, pumpkin, sweet potato, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Odd sugars. Similar taste, but sweet and with some pie crust notes. A bit hot. Bourbon is well balanced. One of the few pumpkin beers I’d buy again.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown orange pour with off white head. Nose of pumpkin, spice, some bourbon sweetness. Taste is the strongest pumpkin beer I’ve had yet from the bourbon blast. Still the nutmeg and cinnamon shine as well. The flavors were nice, but there was something slightly off with this. I guess I am trying to over think a pumpkin beer. On that note it compares very highly to other pump offerings.
riversideAK (6055) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of spiced pumpkin ale notes, light vanilla, some bourbon. Nice nose. Hazy orange pour, nice bubbles, thin head. Sweet pumpkin spice, cinamon, vanilla, bourbon, pumpkin pie in the finish. Somewhat sweet, somewhat full, bourbon is lighter and more complimentary than others. Interesting.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Once Upon a Vine in Richmond, VA. Opened 6/29/11. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium creamy tan head. Below average head retention and lacing. Lots of floating particles. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, bourbon, vanilla. The taste is bourbon, pumpkin spice, pumpkin, vanilla, cola, vegetal finish. Medium bodied. Decent.
alexsdad06 (8434) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma has huge pumpkin with all of the usual spices, bourbon, vanilla and sweet malts. The flavor has more big pumpkin with allspice and nutmeg, bourbon, vanilla, and sweet malts. This did get a touch boozy as it warmed. Although slightly sticky and sweet, I did enjoy this more than most pumpkin beers.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to adam. Clear orange with a thin head. Sweet pumpkin spice with cardamom, clove, sweet aromas. Too much spice pumpkin syrupy spicy cardamom Cinamon bitter and hard to drink. 6/3/5/3/10