lanyac (1) - - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love it so much that I practically bought out the North shore :) Just realized it was 300 calories. Oh Well its seasonal so I will over look that. Love it.
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 (1653) - 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 didn’t want to like this beer as much as I do; it’s by far the best pumpkin beer I’ve had, Alltech’s finest beer, and just a damn good beer period. Seek this out while it lasts.
pottygok (518) - Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Brown sugar, spices, pumpkin...smells like fresh pumpkin pie. Appearance: Clear amber with rich, tan head. Taste: Heavy sweetness with hints of sourness at the edges. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: A bit overdone for my taste, this is a heavy pumpkin pie flavored beer. It's a solid seasonal, but rich.
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Cybercat (3770) - 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, it’s 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!
mike5326 (1079) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, small white head. Strong pumpkin spice aroma. Medium body with a strong sweet pumpkin spice flavor and a medium finish.
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nathan30533 (833) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good pumpkin brew. Kind of hard to believe this one is 10% as its so flavorful and hides the alcohol well. Very enjoyable.
bubbleflubber (1914) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an orange-amber into the glass, with a fully diminished head that leaves no lacing. The nose is of pumpkin and pie spices. Flavors have pumpkin meat, malts, sweet spices, bourbon and finish with a sweet pumpkin seed and bourbon-soaked spices that integrate well with the alcohol kiss at the end of the pull. The medium-full body is substantive, complex and full of pumpkin goodness! Nice harvest offering!
bluejacket74 (1479) - 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, it’s slick and smooth and goes down easy. The 10% ABV is well hidden in this brew. It’s very similar to their regular Bourbon Barrel Ale, but with some pumpkin and spices. I think it’s 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 (1188) - 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.