DrSilverworm (2733) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Interesting banana nose, very much like a weizenbock. Lighter spice, lighter pumpkin. Good amount of bourbon. Clear orange color, off-white head can be sighted if the glass gets swirled vigorously, but no retention, very little lace. Great bitter, sweet taste. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Great aftertaste. More dry texture. Little light bite. Impressive ale, especially for the price. Only other bourbon - pumpkin beer Iíve had was Hoppin Frogís, which cost double what this one did. But that was a fantastic beer, too. Pumpkin / bourbon, I dig it
b3shine (2255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks good; a transparent burnt-orange with thin white lacing. Smells and tastes of pumpkin and spices with some booziness from the barrel too. Good on the palate. Nice. And a STEAL at the price!
jmikolich (1112) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Brett, its a lighter colored pumpkin beer which smells of woody bourbon and earthy pumpkins, smooth flavor and no notice of the 9% a pretty tasty beer indeed.
TheEstimator (27) - Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great pumpkin! Yeah, itís pretty damn good! Beautifull darker copper hue, decent tan foam head; aromas muted while cold...palette great; coats the tongue perfectly! Then the magic happens! Well balance malt, pumpkin notes and a well spiced - but not overspiced - taste with a backnote of all good that comes with aging in bourbon barrels! Hoppy back notes keep the hopheads satisfied! Great beer; glad to have the opportunity to try it! Iíll look for it again next year!
AxlLives (230) - Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle - pours slightly clear red-caramel-crimson with a small-medium foamy white-tan head, diminishing. Sweet candied apple nose with fragrant bourbon notes of sweet malt and something familiar I canít quite place. Medium-full bodied with hints of dark pumpkin, no pie, and a pleasing sweet bourbon finish. Really good for the fall when the weather starts to turn and football is raging.
sonnycheeba (1916) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange/copper with average, fizzy off-white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel and bread malt, pumpkin, floral hops, herbs and spices, light bourbon, and some vanilla and woody notes. Flavor is sweet malt forward with supporting pumpkin and spice notes and bourbon undertones throughout; lingering alcohol taste with a dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and medium warmth.
PhillyCraft (1984) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Maxís with Simon. Pours a bright slightly light bodies jack o lantern orange color. Spotty lacing and small head that shrunk fast. Aromas of heavy bourbon, pie crust, vanilla ice cream, nutmeg, pumpkin, and other spices like cinnamon. Taste is pumpkin pie filling with whip cream, ginger, rich bourbon complex notes. Finishes a little boozey and spicy. Amazing pumpkin beer that reminded me of Pumking with buttery bourbon notes on top. My third favorite halloween beer behind Midnight Sun Treat and Southern Tier Pumking. Excellent.
patrick767 (3169) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Pours murky, chunky orange. Yes, chunky. The yeast flakes are that big. Thereís a small off-white head. Bourbon clearly leads the aroma backed by fall spices. The flavor is led by the bourbon again. Itís a sweet brew with ample pumpkin flavor and balanced spices that come through more and more as it warms. Very tasty.
ROGUE (1566) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a thick frothy off white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is pumpkin and spice, along with a nice bourban barrel aroma. The pumpkin and bourban character works well together. The taste has a very aggressive bourbon flavor that goes down easy and finishes warm with good pumpkin character. The barrel aging dominates the palate and the overall pumpkin and spice taste. The mouthfeel is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation.
TheGB (423) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with a thin head. Huge pumpkin aroma, some hops. Smooth pumpkin, spices, earth and yeast taste. Not that much bourbon barrel taste really.