Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, LCBO. Huge 1L bottle, glad I split it with my wife. Dark murky brown with a thin tan head. Nutmeg, pumpkin in aroma, but also a lot of malt sweetness. Taste - big sweet malt body mixed with some earthy spices and a good dose of alcohol. A decent combination that I took a bit to warm up to. Certainly comes together quite well; I just found that it almost ended up being too "big" to enjoy the flavours, if that makes any sense. Still, this one is a winner, nice to get the chance to try it!
TheJester (2216) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L bottle with cap and swingtop. Nice idea with the big bottle. Looks like a pumpkin beer, I suppose. Smells like a pumpkin beer. But tastes much better than most pumpkin beers. The bigger malt base and higher gravity hold up better to the spicing, so that you are not overwhelmed by the brown spice. It is big but balanced. Iíll get this one again.
kevinsenn (1561) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1L bottle from LCBO. Pours a gorgeous clear deep copper, with a thin head. Rich pumpkin and spice aroma. Taste is smooth, with pumpkin and spice, with a slight alcohol finish. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation. A great pumpkin ale.
phaleslu (7809) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft served in a pint glass at The Charles Bar in Vancouver. Pours a deep, clear, dark orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, butterscotch, toffee, nutmeg, allspice, clove, and mild cinnamon. The flavor wasnít quite as sweet, fortunately, and the spices came out more. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Solid pumpkin ale but the overall profile is just a tad too sweet.
Spab (2878) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 litre bottle from LCBO. Pours a murky dark orange with small off-white head. Aroma is sweet pumpkin, spices (notably cinnamon) and bread. Flavour is quite sweet for a pumpkin beer with cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and bread. Some alcohol in the finish. Average-full body. I enjoyed this one,
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
1L bottle from the LCBO that I shared with matt7215 and jsprime. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a large beige head. The aroma is weird, not the typical mix of pumpkin and obligatory spices, some cardamon, cinnamon, and butter? Flavour is just as odd to my palate, with some pumpkin and spice, but also a lot of butter, but Iím not sure if itís diaceytal or something I canít quite describe properly. Felt thick on the palate as well. Not a horrible beer, but holy crap Iím glad I didnít have to consume the entire bottle on my own.
matt7215 (2267) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1L bottle shared by jessem with me and jsprime. deep orange with a tan head. the nose is spice forward but there is a firm malt body supporting. the flavour is similar but there is quite a bit of funky pumpkin flesh in the flavour as well. no way i could drink more then a glass.
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
1L bottle from the LCBO. Pours a brown/orange colour with a lot of off-white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is kind of sweet like squash, but has some pumpkin pie hints like cinnamon and cloves. Palate is kind of rough with strong carbonation with big bubbles and a strong alcohol presense, body is medium however. Taste is a bit bitter at first, almost hoppy, then I get a lot of those nice pumpkin spices, before getting some more bitter and a strong alcohol presence. Aftertaste is half alcohol half bitter. Not a bad pumpkin ale.
LarryBeast (611) - - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Giant re-sealable bottle. Deep orange with thick, foamy head. Smells like pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, pine and a subtle hint of black licorice. Taste is big, bold and bitter at the end. Lots of alcohol bite -- you know this is a strong beer. Lively carbonation, crisp finish. More than just a novelty beer. Very enjoyable.
robinvboyer (3619) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loads of cloves, cinnamon, cardamon, and nutmeg. Solid malts, bready yet sweet. Solid mouthfeel, light spicy finish, low bitterness,noticeable alcohol.