ADesenberg (376) - Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle: nice light orange color with a small tan head. Aroma is spicy and bourbon... flavor is almost all bourbon, but then you start to get some of the spice that eventually fades to the wonderful pumpkin hidden away in there... nice.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
10/18/13. 12oz bottle from a random ABC or something. Lame pour, brownish orange amber with a sizzling khaki head that fades. Plain aroma, hardly any bourbon, just fall spices, booziness, and a hint of sour? Metallic flavor, mild spice, mild bourbon, booziness, sourness, cream and butterscotch. Blech.
Aurelius (3717) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
ABC Liquors, Betton. Longneck, Ok label. Clear, light orange beer. Quickly-collapsing tan head that clings. Perfumy, sweet cinnamon aroma with slight diacetyl and wood. Occasionally, the nose came off like Bananas Foster. Sweet, slightly buttery, tinny, unpleasant bitterness -- like a poorly diluted Beam cocktail. ABV is not well masked. Lightish body, metallic finish. Absolutely overpriced and disappointing.
jagad5 (27) - - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wasn’t quite prepared for the strong bourbon flavoring, which is borderline overpowering. The beer pours with almost no head, leaving no lace on the glass. Most other pumpkin brews I’ve sampled this fall have been more subtle, and more immediate. I first noted the pumpkin-like aftertaste nearly 10 minutes after I finished my glass of beer. Interesting
PorterPounder (4936) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling medium copper with a thin off-white head. Aroma has strong presence of bourbon with a hint of ripening vegetables. Flavor is bourbon forward with some back end pumpkin spice notes,a touch of canned pumpkin. Mouthfeel is thick enough. 12 oz is enough - edging into cloying territory with the bourbon.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Dutch’s. Pours a totally clear orange-hued gold with a small white head. Buttery aroma of vanilla, butterscotch, spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice), and bourbon warmth at the end. Very sweet nose. Flavor of vanilla, bourbon, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and toasted sugar- not a lot of pumpkin. Light-bodied, with a sweet, warm, mildly spicy, and dry mouthfeel and moderate to medium carbonation. Not much body to this one; could be better.
beechner224 (204) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma is vanilla, spice, mild bourbon. Taste is smooth vanilla and spice. Decent.
smith4498 (2788) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden color with white head. Aromas of pumpkin pie and bourbon. Tastes like pumpkin pie soaked in bourbon with some wood. Medium body with average carbonation. Strange but decent.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear, light golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up lots of sweet pumpkin meat, vanilla, nutmeg, and bourbon.. kind of a rough bourbon bite on the back of the nose.. still smelled sticky, sweet, pie-like, and delicious, though. The flavor found tart oak and medicinal notes on the tip of the tongue, with sweet bourbon and hefty doses of nutmeg, cardamom, and cinnamon following.. pale malts and more bourbon at the core.. tangy and dry on the back-end, leaving some belly warmth. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate.. tangy from the barrel.. there just wasn’t enough pumpkin-y base beer for it to be great.
rangerred (782) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a clear light gold with a fizzy half finger head. Not much head retention save for a ring around the top of the beer.
The aroma has lots of vanilla and a very creamy quality to it. Cinnamon and nutmeg come through along with the bourbon which shows itself in the vanilla and a touch of wood.
Creamy vanilla up front in the flavor quickly followed by spices. Wood is in the background along with a light whiff of alcohol. Unfortunately, the mouthfeel is on the watery side with just the slightest bit of stickyness. Alcohol is very well hidden.
Overall, a decent beer and a nice unique take on a pumpkin beer. I only wish the mouthfeel was a bit more substantial and the flavors a little more defined. It is all just a little bit of a mess.