Lowe1983 (1349) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of oak, bourbon, pumpkin, and some alcohol. Flavor is the same with plenty of oak flavor. Finishes with some alcohol warming.
dfinney23 (1681) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bourbon + Pumpkin? How can you go wrong? Good spice balance, fresh pumpkin and plenty of vanilla bourbon. Not too terribly sweet.
EBROVIAK (15) - - AUG 25, 2014
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Is there pumpkin in here. All I taste is alcohol. There are SO many decent to great pumpkin beers, this doesn’t deserve any of your time.
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mike. Thanks man! Pours a beautiful copper with a thin off white head. Aroma is a nice blend of bourbon, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Taste is clean smooth malt with nice bourbon notes and pumpkin spices. Pretty good.
kidmartinek (3658) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another very good pumpkin beer. Deep burnt orange color with good character and clarify. Bubbling holds a good white head. Aroma is brown sugar. Flavor is lighter pumpkin but a lot of whiskey barrel oak and vanilla notes. Pretty tasty but a little unrefined on the palate. Second Kentucky barrel ale I’ve had. The firat was in China and I live in Texas. Haha.
nakedwhendrunk (2145) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a snifter. Thanx, Mindy for the bottle.
The appearance was a glossy dark orange color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated within about a half minute to a film and leaving a light lacing here and there.
The smell started with a rich sweet boozy pumpkin. It reminded me of someone dumping some bourbon in a pumpkin and this is what I smelled. Eventually, some cinnamon and a light cocoa ran in and out through the aroma.
The taste was basically the same with a sticky boozy biscuity/bready/pie crust flavoring. There’s a super long sticky boozy pumpkin aftertaste leading into a sticky sweet finish ,just smacking my lips in a good way.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium maybe to heavy on the body.Sessionability? Haha, no way, she’s a sipper in every sort of way about it. The carbonation seemed to be fairly decent for the style and to me.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good pumpkin ale with bourbon in it, though it came across more so as just some booziness in the smell.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Faint but definite bourbon notes on the nose, touch of caramel, with light spices.   Smooth on the tongue, moderately spiced up front, all the good bits, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice.   Faintn touch of clove.   Warming, but can’t tell this is 10%.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Barrel aging takes over towards the backside.   Lingering bourbon and caramel, albeit soft.   Better than I expected.   This one was tasty.
GreatDane1632 (372) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated from notes taken 11 Oct 2013 -- Caramel, Faint pumpkin that finishes with graham cracker.
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap - Pours amber-orange with a small head. The aroma is mostly bourbon, as is the flavor, but it also tastes of pumpkin pie spices. It has similar bourbon and sweetness levels as the brewer’s flag ship bourbon ale. Good beer.
slang14 (23) - - MAY 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pumpkin flavor dampens bourbon flavor but the overall pumpkin spice has a different taste than standard pumpkin ales