AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - NOV 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark amber color with a frothy tan head. Big peanut butter, cinnamon roll molasses roasted pumpkin seed aromas. Smooth medium body. Huge sweet nutty flavors of again roasted pumpkin seed, pecan pie, with cinnamon, toasted caramel, dark sweet toffee, earthy molasses, fall spices and mild pumpkin flesh. Awesome brew here, the best O’ fest for me at the 2009 Elysian GPBF.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Iron Hill West Chester. Poured bronze in color with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate malts, spices, caramel. Tastes of caramel malts, chocolate, cinnamon and all spice. Not a bad selection, but maybe a little too spiced for my liking.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blackish / brownish color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, pumpkin, starchy, spices, earthy yeast, and a bit of smoke. Taste of chocolate, light spices, roast, earth, some caramel, burnt toast, and a dry finish.
TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at IH WC during Gathering of the Gourds 2009. Pours a brownish amber with a medium creamy off white head that laced. The pumpkin spices were toned down in both the aroma and flavor on this one. The sticke alt qualities were coming through in the beer though. Both flavor and aroma had lots of caramel, some chocolate notes, nuts, vanilla and cinnamon.
BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Maroon body with ring of head. Cinnamon, hints of other spices, and malty body. Almost over-spiced flavor, showcasing traditional pumpkin spices and extra doses of cinnamon.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Elysian pumpkin festival. poured with a dark color and a noticeable caramel aroma, mellow overall. taste is really strong on ginger spice.