Heathen (1444) - 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.
SPDickerman (866) - 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.
Onslow (1078) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 22oz bomber. Darker amber brew with off white head. Big aroma dominated by cinnamon and other pumpkin spices, bourbon and booze. Taste is sweet malt and sour fruit (pumpkin) p front with a rather heavy handed spice coming forward and an added layer of bourbon and booziness in the finish. Big brew - lots of flavor and a kick. A bit much, to be frank.
koleminer20 (348) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. The pour is a hazy amber with a decent off white head and some spotty lace. The nose is distinctly pumpkin. There is some various note of spice, cinnamon and all spice and a the light vanilla from the bourbon barrel. The flavor has much more vanilla, and the spices take a back seat to that. There is a light pumpkin presence, but the barrel dominates the flavor. The mouth feel is velvety, almost creamy with a delightful lingering in the aftertaste.
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Ajcanon711 (34) - - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet and bourbon. Dry, bourbon taste. Big beer, but 10% abv not so noticeable.
Slubgob (168) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into glass. Orange hue with fine white head. Strong vanilla nose. In the mouth, more vanilla, you do get a sense of bourbon.the pumpkin flavor is light and in the background, and spices are basically non-existent. Somewhat more hops than I expect. Pretty good brew but not a lot of pumpkin character.
Blitz3989 (4) - Andrews, South Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Way to much bourbon flavor for me. Could not get past the alcohol flavor and sadly that is not a flavor I like.
cduncan14 (133) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of pie spice, oak and bourbon. Orange color with a thin white head. Definite bourbon flavor with enough pumpkin ale substance to stand up to the ABV. Lingering pumpkin and alcohol flavor. Very cool take on pumpkin ale, but you’ll want to split this one with a friend or call a cab home.
Beergeek23322 (1955) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/23/2010. From bottle. Sampled together with the Great Pumpkin. This one is a little more complex and the added alcohol make it more interesting. Spice, pumpkin and malt leads the way with light hops.
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber color with off white head. Aromas of bourbon and pumpkin pie spices. Similar flavors. Not really a fan of pumpkin beers but this one was decent.
MadIndian (2284) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the monkey. Nice oak, pumpkin, spice, brandy and vanilla notes all blended together to make a really enjoyable spice brew.