Leighton (14389) - London, Greater London, - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s, London - big thanks to the man of the hour, Jack. Pours lightly hazy gold with a creamy, off-white head. Lots of sweet malts in the nose, herbs, pumpkins, a bit of nutmeg. Medium sweet flavor, some lightly dry pumpkin, mild tang, spices. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Mild warmth to finish, some moderate spices, tangy pumpkin. Pretty solid pumpkin beer overall.
PMgep (156) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of the better pumpkin beers, but it’s still not my thing. To much spices, not enough beer,
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @DC tasting ][ ? ][ mini tumbler ][ 02.15.15 ]
transparent orange, large bubbled white ring, spotty lacing. Ultra sugary and boozy nose, pumpkin actually plays second fiddle. Spiced flavor, less booze, sugar and oxidation present alongside cardboard mid that grows, spice retuning. Toned down pumpkin, but booze too high and oxidation has softened badly.
Idiosynkrasie (5019) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Clear, amber colour with small, frothy, rapidly diminishing, off-white head. Spiced pumpkin aroma, hints of cinnamon, clove, rose hip, bergamot, additional BA notes oak and vanilla. Taste is sweet-and-sour, notes of pumpkin, bubblegum, mint, vanilla, leather, rose hip, bergamot, lemon. Indeed "complex, super tasty", very balanced and harmonious, unobtrusive; relatively light and very drinkable. Handles BA and spices with acrobatic and artistic, precisely artisan effortlessness.
Theydon_Bois (12870) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split on the Chris Fudge memorial special, thanks to the Wingman, 02/03/15.
Lightly hazed chestnut brown with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is spice, biscuit, toffee, clove, nutmeg, dark fruit rinds, light booze, subtle bourbon check in, oaky.
Taste comprises toffee, light booze, moderate pumpkin intake, nutmeg, spice rack, subtle bourbon.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with subtle BA strokes and lightly warming alcohol.
Solid BA pumpkinator - one of the best pumpkin beers I’ve come across, BA balance is spot on.
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Pale gold, spicy, sweet, malty. Sweet spices underwritten by oaky alcohol.
GenDV138 (3536) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle I brought to the DC Tasting. Picked this up during a pit stop in Indiana on the way to RBSG 2014. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of whiskey, pumpkins, caramel, light spice. Tastes of whiskey, pumpkin, spices, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.
Westchesterco (1439) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured from a bottle it is clear golden with no head the aroma is allspice and the taste is sour apples that melds into a a sweeter apple taste
Iphonephan (4625) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle at the Brony bottle share at Travlrs place. Pours a clear copper with a scant off white head. Flavors of cinnamon and cloves
Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of GenDV138, thank you sir! Clear golden amber color. Nice aroma of vanilla, brandy, light spice and gourd. Taste is smooth and silky, boozy spiced butterscotch. Nice.
solidfunk (5472) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not quite my thing. Lots of barrel and lots of pumpkin. Some spices like clove and maybe ginger. Pours orange with OK head and lacing. Bottle thanks to GenDV138.