stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark orange pour, no head. Aromas of pumpkin spice and cocoa. No real flavor nailed down on the palate. Light body, slightly pumpkin taste that turns into tart dry cocoa nibs, but you have to let the beer warm up to even get that note.
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Funny how all of the extra shit breweries seem to make good oddball beers. This is honestly the best thing they make and its a crap style.
BucannonXC5 (731) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: BevMo in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 for a BevMo variety 8-pack (w/ BevMo card)
Purchased: Dec. 31, 2013
Consumed: Jan. 3, 2014
Poured an amber orange color with three fingers of khaki white head that shrunk pretty quickly. A decent amount of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Very good layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass on the way down. Great and thick retention all the way down.
Smelled pumpkin seeds, peppery spices, cocoa, nutmeg, cinnamon, chocolate and faint peppermint.
Tasted a bit better than the smell. First thing I noticed was cocoa, chocolate and fudge chips. Also pumpkin, nutmeg, caramel, toffee pumpkin rind and faint cinnamon. Maybe even some chili peppers in there late?
Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, spicy finish.
The most different kind of pumpkin beer I’ve ever had. A couple of my ratings could have gone either way, but I’d try it again.
shadey (1845) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a shiny red with some orange highlights. Head is a thin white layer of tiny bubbles in different densities. Aroma is lots of pumpkin pie spice with some little amounts of pumpkin. Lighter body, but not too light for the 5% alcohol. Pretty clean. It’s certainly not going to win any awards in my book, but it is easy to drink.
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours copper with a beige head. Strong nutmeg aroma. Med body or close. Flavor is nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon. Maybe a touch of chocolate. Or not. The spice is the game. Pretty decent version.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cocoa powder), with notes of nutmeg/allspice/cinnamon, pumpkin/squash, chile pepper.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Not too bad...considerable pumpkin aroma, which is not terribly common with these kinds of beers; usually the nutmeggy spices overwhelm everything else. Even some chile pepper-like aroma, oddly enough, although mild. Ok balance, but a little bland and watery. Decent for this sorta thing.
badwhale (336) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle to glass shaker. pours a ruby / dark orange color with a sparse yellowish head. Obvious aroma of spiced pumpkin. Good mouthfeel, creamy with lots of malt flavors, and the pumpkin overtone. Good rendition.
BrewBoxer (1721) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Paris NYC . Pours a bright glowing bronze color. Taste is spices and herbs with a nutmeg cinnamon taste. Surprisingly
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hockey9930 (65) - - OCT 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark auburn with a thin lasting head. Warm autumn spice aroma. Taste has dark chocolate, cinnamon and cloves. Pumpkin is more subdued for a pumpkin beer. Medium bodied.
Cannile (15) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice, crystal-clear mahogany. Nice and light/clean in body. A mild but not over-done flavorful presence of pumpkin and spice, and a hint of vanilla up front. Aroma is very similar. Perfect fall beer. RECOMMENDATION: Try adding a bit of brown sugar to the rim of the glass to intensify everything. Delicious.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Pony Bar. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Faint pumpkin and spices, lightly sweet malts, and a clean finish. A bit lighter spiced than the average pumpkin ale.