Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Bob’s Bar. Hazy amber pour with a medium off-white head that recedes gradually. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted nuts, pumpkin and oak. Medium to full body with flavors of oaky bourbon, toasted pumpkin and pecans. The finish is slightly boozy with a roast malt and oak aftertaste. Above average overall.
beechner224 (404) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured amber with white head. Aroma is mixed pie spice, with some malt sweetness. Taste is mild spice with some alcohol warmth. Just ok
S_Side_Smitty (392) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice copper color with a medium off white head. Aroma is a buttery, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, molasses, bourbonesque kinda thing. Taste is initially a lightly sweet, mildly spicy pumpkin. Those flavors lead to some malt flavors laced with the pumpkin pie spices and mild oaky bourbon. Finish is a spicy bitterness. Well made, not over the top, and definitely not cloying.
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. deep amber orange with small head. i’m not a big fan of pumpkin beers, nor over the top barrel aged beers. however, this beer is absolutely wonderful. the pumpkin is balanced by a good amount of spice, and the level of bourbon is just about perfect -- a complement rather than a distraction. highly recommended.
jrodooo5 (804) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, this is a different twist on pumpkins! The bourbon barrel really stands out in the aroma and dominates the flavor as well. It pours a pretty rustic orange with a thin white head that doesn’t leave much lacing. The pumpkin flavor is really low key and is there simply to compliment that bourbon flavor. Interesting and unique to anything I’ve ever had. Very good!!
Braudog (5486) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. I’ve never been a huge fan of pumpkin beers, but if you gotta have one, this is it. Rich, thick. Spicy. Nice head. Big time clove and nutmeg spice piling on the gourd. Delicious on a cold fall evening. (#5301, 10/20/2013)
Jesterdeal (1640) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great stuff. Bottle from WineWorks split over a horror movie. Aroma is pumpkin spice (mostly clove), tart oak, and caramel. Pours bright orange with decent film but not too much carbonation. Taste is warm and delicious. Heavy notes of oak, some spice, and a nice caramel booze taste. The heavy oak in this sets it apart. Very enjoyable.
zickbeer_ye (221) - Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of spice, pumpkin, and some bourbon. Bone colored frothy head and murky orange body. Pumpkin, bourbon, and gingerbread flavor. Smooth and a little hot on the palate.
Emeister84 (752) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of nutmeg, vanilla, pumpkin, and subtle whiskey. Hazy amber with a somewhat lasting beige head. Spicy and strong, with a touch of sweetness. Medium-full bodied, smooth, and finishes with plenty of vanillin and bourbon.
Frothmeister (524) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1pint 6oz bottle. Pours a clear orange colour with a thin tan head. I never thought I would be saying this about a pumpkin beer, but this is beautiful. I love it! The bourbon barrels have left their fingerprints all over this beer. The nose is big oak, buttery vanilla bourbon barrels up front, with light fruity notes, spice, and butterscotch. The taste is more of the same. Though this is a pumpkin beer, the barrels take the forefront taste wise too. Caramel, oak notes up front followed by decent bitterness, alcohol, table syrup notes, a light cherry flavour, graham cracker, and very, very light pumpkin and pumpkin spice notes. This beer is entirely a showcase for the bourbon barrels, and it doe so VERY well. This is delicious. Beer nectar.