JStax (3244) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Darker copper with a beige head. Aroma is musky and thick oak and resin. Big bitterness with some sweetness around the edges. Thick mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation.
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Sedona. Amber pour with a small head. Huge allspice aroma. A bit if toffee and vanilla booziness. Suggests that a fat, sugary beast lays in wait. Flavor is what’d you’d expect. Caramel and burn brown sugar. Bruised apple and cinnamon. Sweet vanilla. Slightly hot on the finish.
WillRunForBeer (862) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours medium amber with a beige head that fades to a ring. Aroma is toffee, cinnamon, clove. Strong spice nose. Flavor has all that, plus pumpkin and a hint of bourbon in the finish. This is good, and I’m not one of those pumpkin beer nuts.
AndyW68 (1156) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great pumpkin Charlie Brown. Hazy orange. This is a great pumpkin. Aroma and taste. Good shit.
Maverick34 (2364) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orangey clear, nice white head. Cinnamon, cloves, spicing. Pumpkin...duh. Malty, gingerbread cookies etc. Similar to Pumking- really good.
MadRobin (2070) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Hazy, amber-rust color with an off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of intense pumpkin fruit, pie spices, vanilla, dried apricot, caramel and bread.
Taste of cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin pie spices and fruit, bourbon, apricot and vanilla.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation.
A great pumpkin ale that tastes like a great beer and like pumpkin.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bubblehouse (507) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange with a sweet bourbon scent. I liked this one quite bit. One of the better pumpkins I’ve tried in a while.
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body has a deep reddish orange amber color with fine yeast sediment floating around giving it a hazy look. From the pour I got a small off white head that quickly fades to fine layer of foam with a thick ring around the edge of the glass. Lacing is good. Right away there is a noticeable whiskey presence. Notes of the booze, the vanilla, and some oak notes mingle with honey sweet malt notes and pie spice in the nose. Right up front I get the bourbon whiskey notes with hints of vanilla, caramel and a slight touch of oak. This plays well with the base malt which has some honey like sweetness, pie spice and a hint of pumpkin squash flavor. The finish has some sweet boozy warmth from the 9% ABV that adds to the bourbon character. It also carries some of the pie spice and some mellow hop bitterness deep into the finish.
vlan1 (203) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sample. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a small white head. Tastes like pumpkin pie.The pumpkin and spices are perfectly balanced with the bourbon. Nothing stands out in place of the others and it works terrifically. An excellent pumpkin beer......even if its April.
SPDickerman (991) - Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours clear orange with a medium white head. Smells of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices, with a touch of bourbon. Taste is pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla, bourbon, and subtle hints of wood. Medium-bodied with a slick wet texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet The Greater Pumpkin (2013) finishes with a lingering spiciness.