ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet vegetal and chocolate nose. Taste is pumpkin pie, chocolate and molasses, light bourbon. Rather thin body.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks GT. Pumpkin pie, brown sugar, and graham cracker. Literally the beer version of a delicious pumpkin pie. Thick rich mouthfeel with great carbnation.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
651mL thanks to savnac. Pours clear deep brune with small beige foam. Nose is rich pumpkin pie with some beautiful funky barrel notes. Some lacto, white wine, small Brett. Rich as hell aroma with complex floral and tropical character. Taste is rich curry, spiced pumpkin pie. Thicker. Great stuff. Obvious #1 for style.
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argo0 (11094) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks GT2. Small tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pumpkin/allspice, bittersweet chocolate, some ginger, light roast, faint wood. Taste is moderately sweet, pumpkin/allspice, some milk chocolate. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
SHIG (3280) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a thick chocolate brown, with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, spice, pumpkin, and nutmeg. Taste is the real treat here as the pumpkin and spice has mild from the orginal, however it mixes very well with the chocolate and woodsy oak effect. Top notch porter and pumpkin beer.
Dunt (254) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle provides by my man savnac. Thanks Ira! Pours a brownish/black, minimal cocoa head on the pour. Nose is overpowering cinnamon and nutmeg. Mild chocolate and pumpkin as well. Flavor is identical to TREAT, chocolate pumpkin pie without much oak to show. Moderate carbonation, short finish, and dull mouthfeel. Pretty disappointing, didnít really do anything to differentiate itself from regular TREAT. Probably wouldnít trade for this again in the future.
madmitch76 (12174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
29th August 2009
Opaque black beer. Light neutral palate. Soft chocolatey malt. Beautifully balanced with fruity pumpkin that isnít too heavily spiced. Overall impression is of a soft sweetish beer with mild chocolate covered pumpkin. Finishes mild chocolate and a little minerals. Not a shouty beer but seduces with itís quality.
hombrepalo (1714) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber picked up at the brewery early April. Shared at DLD with a few beer lovers. This poured dark, thin and had an aroma of cinnomon, chocolate, spices, nutmeg, wood and malts. Taste is wild, lots of complex flavors like the. Ones mentioned earlier. Finishes long. Great brew.
JAXSON (513) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle, big thanks Eric. Pours deep, deep brown with a thick creamy tan head. Nose is fall spices, pumpkin pie meat, thick and chewy as with the regular version, but more earthy and darker. Mouth is very earthy, pleasant autumn spices and roasted pumpkins, bourbon barrel really imparts some dry, earthy character to this. A weird note in there thatís maybe iodine, but itís so earthy it just plays right in. Really nice.
Bill Becker (135) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you Bottle Trek for the opportunity.
The pour is pitch black with about an inch of tannish foam.
The smell, well, is amazing! Fresh pumpkin pie that *just* came out of the oven, and with all the fixins. Nutmeg, chocolate, wow!
I take my first sip and the aromas I mentioned are there but slightly less impressive. Slightly. Big nutmeg, pumpkin, light cloves, chocolate, all VERY tasty but the smell, for sure, was an awfully hard act to follow.(see my score for smell)
To be fair, the 1st week of October was notched....
On the high end of medium bodied with a lightish amount of carbonation, the mouthfeel is fine as is the drinkability. This is a great beer; my only regret is that I didnít have a chance to taste it back in October or even November.