Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Squamish, Canada


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A high gravity pumpkin ale brewed with barley, fresh roasted pumpkin, hops, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, water and yeast, it is one of the local seasonal favorites. This beer is produced in very limited quantities each fall as part of the John Mitchell series
16.7 Plato

Gorbalev's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, - OCT 26, 2012
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3803) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Sample 1/16/16 (Binnys Downers Grove)-Pours a darker brown with a small head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices. Taste of the same but a bit weak for an Imperial IMO. This medium bodied brew was not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1986) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Rating #1317 - On tap @revolutionyeg. Pours a darker brown, that produces a bubbly foam. Aroma is potent alcohol, lots of toasted pumpkin seed and cinnamon, caramel malt. Taste is malty, lots of sweet and grainy notes, and a heavy fleshy pumpkin flavour. ABV is a little messy here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (266) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
1 Liter ($12) this wasn’t as good as i had hoped. still better than most pumkin beers but its not in the top 10 this year.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1607) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear copper color, small white head. Light nutmeg and pumpkin mash aroma. Medium body with a strong nutmeg flavor and a sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1611) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Aroma of allspice and a hint of nutmeg. Pours a clear orange color without much head. A watery feel with a taste of allspice and nutmeg with a spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
1l swing top. Gusher upon opening. Clear dark orange brown pour. Aroma is pie crust vanilla brown sugar and anise. Flavor is quite spicy lots of clove some brown sugar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (1790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Poured From a one liter bottle it is a cloudy amber color with an off white head. The aroma is allspice and the taste is spice and allspice nice finish!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6039) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
From a one liter bottle. Pours a hazy copper with an off white head. Spicy nose. Flavors of cloves and allspice. Nice for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GriffDaddy (111) - - OCT 12, 2015
Wow. If I closed my eyes and took a sip I *might* have tasted a pumpkin beer, with the expected cinnamon/clove/nutmeg combo we’ve all come to love and hate. But mostly hate. However, I absolutely would have said "oh, it’s a sour." Did they mean to do this? Because each and every sip tasted like a sour, with maybe some vegetal something and some spice. Next day it was less sour and more pumpkin pie spice but not so much better. Odd experience with this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (438) - - OCT 8, 2015
Thick white head on an amber brown body. Clarity is clear. Aroma of vanilla and nutmeg. Taste of nutmeg cinnamon, vanilla and tending towards a pumpkin finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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