ROBC3366 (535) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber and smells of pumpkin vanilla and spices. Tastes of fall spices like vanilla and cinnamon. Different from most and finishes strong
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ellolovey (445) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Hazy light copper body with a frothy white head. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon, and bourbon. Taste is all your regular spices, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, but the vanilla and bourbon balance the spices very nicely. A bit boozy. Definitely warms you up. Not bad for being barrel aged. But nothing to write home about.
Patrickctenchi (3441) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, golden-amber with a puffy white head.
Pumpkin pie, slight alcohol aroma.
Spicy pumpkin, vanilla.....malty. taste.
Very nice taste with a noticeable alcohol note.
tnkw01 (1052) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark orange color. Small head. Aroma is a spicy, bourbon smell. Taste is spice, caramel, brown sugar, creamy flavor.
queenholly (2847) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Strong nutmeg, buttery brown sugar, light pumpkin malt and oaky vanilla aroma. Clear brassy gold with a moderate off-white head. Cinnamon, nutmeg, oaky boozy bourbon, and pumpkin malt flavor. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation. This one got boozier as it warmed, and a bit of vegetal note also developed.
Suttree (5041) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
So, I bought this thinking that it is likely to be another spice bomb, cloyingly sweet and difficult to drink more than one. But I was pleasantly surprised - Sure there was good deal of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, but also a lot of bourbon. It didnít seem like a train wreck - instead, the bourbon flavors seemed to smooth out the spices and all the flavors seemed to work together. Not Bad!
b3shine (5184) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks weak for a barrel-aged pumpkin beer; a completely transparent light gold with thin white lacing. Smells of pumpkin, spices, and mild bourbon and oak. Tastes like it smells with more of a bourbon presence. Average on the palate. Decent, but could (and should) be so much better than it is, especially for being barreled.
aracauna (3039) - Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The vanilla note from the bourbon barrel blends nicely with the pumpkin spicing. The caramel malt supports this as well, but itís not too sweet. Actually, itís suprisingly light-bodied for a beer of its size. The main flaw is a slightly harsh heat in the finish. Otherwise quite the tasty beer.
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, butterscotch, and bourbon. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of nutmeg and cinnamon. The finish has moderate butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, and bourbon. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, the butterscotch is too much and simply out of place. In addition, I donít like butterscotch...even if it was supposed to be here.
rosenbergh (6526) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Shenaniganís Wine & Spirits, Lexington, KY.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Mild sweetness, malt and mild spices in an aroma.
Sweet fruits, malt and mild spices in the flavour.