Braudog (5743) - 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 (1887) - 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 (274) - 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 (985) - 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 (559) - 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.
Nickls (1849) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Foamy light eggshell head, hazier amber orange. Woody, pumpkin pie spices; clove and vanilla and slight bourbon sweetness in the aroma. Flavor is only slightly sweet, with pumpkin spices, clove, vanilla cream, and bourbon is kinda missing but woody. Lighter to medium soft body.
Beerman6686 (4348) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a darker orange with an off white head. Aroma was lots of oak, whiskey, and pumpkin spice. Taste was barrel dominant, but spices definitely there. Just kinda of a strnage blend of flavors.
Travlr (11872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Hazy golden amber color, whitebhead. Paired with fried chicken and waffles, but surprisingly it was not a good combo, mainly because of the sweetness and heavy spice of the beer. So that’s it, that’s my rating. Too sweet and too much spice.
tgncc (2818) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is pumpkin, pie spice, bourbon. The appearance is clear amber, wwhite head. The flavor is pumpkin, bourbon, spices, caramel. The finish is piney, bourbon. Bourbon is restrained, complements a mediocre pumpkin beer nicely. Medium in body, syrupy in mouthfeel. Good overall.
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber->SA. Cloudy dark orange with big offwhite head. A: holiday spices, whiskey, cinnamon. T: bourbon-infused pumpkin pie. Interesting, and one of the very best pumpkin beers that I have had.