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
ContemplateBeer (1530) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Nice, tempting notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and (of course) pumpkin which really plays well with the bourbon, which is present but not overpowering. In my opinion, about as great as a pumpkin beer can smell. Appearance: Rich copper with a nice, softly rolling carbonation; the head is bone coloured and a little creamy. Flavor: Matches the nose; the pumpkin and spice meets you up front and the bourbon creeps in and sustains until the finish. Quite warming and comforting. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: I didnít want to like this beer as much as I do; itís by far the best pumpkin beer Iíve had, Alltechís finest beer, and just a damn good beer period. Seek this out while it lasts.
Cybercat (3278) - Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the growler a nice clear golden with a fluffy eggshell head. Aroma has a strong note of bourbon-soaked oak - and pumpkin. Aaaaah, pumpkin, fresh pumpkin. Flavor adds to a core of delicious fresh pumpkin strong notes of bourbon, oak, and - butterscotch? Whatever, itís quite tasty. Texture is firm and smooth, quite firm, good fizz. Just a snip above "good" in all categories - but watch out, it will sneak up on you like a cat on your toes while you sleep in bed. Enjoy responsibility, and Happy Samhain!
bluejacket74 (1304) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a clear orange color with a thin quarter inch off-white head that fizzled away quickly. The brew smells like pumpkin spices, pumpkin, bourbon, vanilla and a bit of peppery spice. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, it tastes like pumpkin spices, pumpkin, bourbon, vanilla, and a bit of coconut. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís slick and smooth and goes down easy. The 10% ABV is well hidden in this brew. Itís very similar to their regular Bourbon Barrel Ale, but with some pumpkin and spices. I think itís a good overall brew. If you like their Bourbon Barrel Ale, then you will probably like this one too. $14.99 a 4-pack.
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice. Golden to orange pour with white head. Aroma very faint pumpkin and spice. Taste comes more forward. Nice balance. Not overwhelming.
jagad5 (66) - - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wasnít 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 Iíve 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
Chudwick (2094) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pour clear pale amber with huge huge head that slowly disappears. Nose is nutmeg, wood, cinnamon, and bourbon. Sip introduces pumpkin, caramel, and a tad of booze or is it a chock. Fairly sweet and medium bodied. A lot easier to drink that the normal barrel ale, and not as boozy. the misses does not care for this, even though she is an avid anything-pumpkin fan. Strangely easy to drink. wooooOOOOOooooOOOOOooooo.
tnkw01 (1086) - 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.
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an orangish amber from the bottle with aromas of pumpkin, all spic3, light nutmeg and bourbon. Flavors were light vanilla and bourbon pumpkin pie. I was surprised with this beer, a nice holiday sipper.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours crystal clear amber. Nose has all the elements one might expect. vanilla, cinnamon, oaky bourbon, caramels, sweet richness. Flavor is similar in spice, bourbon, and vanilla character. Sweetness is medium light and the body is medium. Pretty tasty overall. Could have been a fuller body to support the alcohol strength.