Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
THOUGHTS: Wow. That’s a lot of bourbon and wood. It was almost a little too much. It might need to age a bit longer. There was definitely some pumpkin beer flavors and aromas, but the wood and bourbon were dominant. It was better the warmer it got. It could have done a better job hiding the alcohol.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium amber with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was a bit hot and contained moderate caramel malt; sweet pumpkin; a little apple; vanilla; alcohol; a little spice cookie; slightly fruity pumpkin; a little pumpkin pie spice was there but underlying), but mostly it smelled like bourbon and wood. The flavor was also a bit hot. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter and sour; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet with a long duration. There was mostly bourbon and wood, sweet and fruity pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin pie spices, alcohol, caramel, and a sort of butterscotch and molasses thing. The medium to full body was a little syrupy with tingly carbonation and a moderate to heavily alcoholic finish.
closey22 (1202) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brownish Amber with thin beige head; aroma is rich with hints of nutmeg, vanilla and wood; Flava is very rich notes of nutmeg/all spice subtle syrupy sweetness and slight notes of licour; feels medium to thick and chewy but with nice fizzy zing
ordybill (655) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a big pumpkin smell with cinnamon
Appearance- Pours an amber color with a medium sized white head.
Taste- Tastes like PUMPKIN!!
Palate- A medium bodied brew with mild carbonation.
Overall- A great pumpkin beer!
dfinney23 (2254) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one is more about the pumpkin and bourbon than the pie spices, though the clove comes on in the finish.
ben4321 (4744) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow-Uptown, 3/13/15
Aroma: Strong pumpkin/vegetal aroma, spice less pronounced for style, light bourbon notes.
Appearance: A slightly cloudy darker orange color with an off white and medium, drippy lace.
Flavor: Similar to the aroma, but less vegetal, and more spice, and more bourbon.
Palate: The body is medium, with average to lively carbonation, and a bit of alcohol heat.
Much more vegetal than most in the style. Kind of a yam/squash presence, especially in the nose. Interesting.
Chalumeaux (374) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bomber thanks Willrunforbeer. Color is dirty amber brown with quickly disappearing head. Aromas of bread and spices with prune and dried fruit. Taste is of squash and spice and a hint of alcohol in the finish. A good beer.
Scouser (297) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask. Pours an nice clear amber color with white lacing and no head. Aroma of cloves and malt. Nicely spiced heavy on the clove. A pretty good pumpkin beer.
ElCapitan22 (258) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice reddish amber color with minimal lacing and no head retention. Tastes like smooth pumpkin and cloves. A very nice fall beer and one that I would drink again, but not one I would seek out.
dnstone (2364) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2015 Banana bread spiced, vanilla aroma that carries through in the flavors as well. Pours a copper color with soft white head.
Also at GABF ’13
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jgb9348 (5092) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp amber coloured body with a copper glow and a thinnish, single centimetre tall, slightly off-white head. Aroma of pure squash, alcohol, raisins, figs, earth, prunes, dates and more pumpkin/squash. Full-bodied; Super dense mouthful with a lot of squash, alcohol, raisins, earth, figs, alcohol and caramelised sugar notes without any major depth. Aftertaste shows some nice sweetness, a big deal of earthiness and pungency and quite a bit of alcohol throughout. Overall, a nice beer with some good flavours and a definite squash-based beer, but lacking in other aspects, especially with depth and complexity. Still, nice to try, but expensive of course as a large format bottle. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Costco in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia on 05-October-2014 for US$8,49 (Bottle #14154?), sampled at home in Washington a few steps away on 13-December-2014.
Westchesterco (1378) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle it is a cloudy cherry color the aroma is a malty aroma and the taste is spices of cinnamon and cloves with a bitter finish