illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy ditmier. Pours a dark clear brown with a small beige head, unassuming but full of absurd spice orgy nonsense. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove are everywhere, flanked by pumpkin flesh. Pumpkin pie liqueur, perhaps? Flavor is similar to the smell, but with some more backing malts and a touch of smokiness. Easily the best pumpkin beer I’ve had yet.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle tasted blind. Pours dark brown with solid tan head. Aroma of mint, cocoa, licorice and an off vegetal flavor. Okay sweetness but a weird sweaty funk flavor and a bitter vegetal flavor. Also finishes of licorice necco wafers. Good carbonation. Very complex beer but not drinkable.
CanIHave4Beers (3264) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Pepsican. Pours a deep reddish with a good head and lace. The aroma is ginger and dark chocolate. Smells like delicious ginger cookies. Flavor is some pumpkin but lots of dark chocolate and spiciness. Pretty tasty stuff.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not overpoweringly spiced. Nice pumpkin aroma. Classic liquid pumpkin pie, but not too sweet or cloying like a ST Pumking.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a creamy tan head. Pumpkin, spice, and chocolate aroma and taste with some very pleasant pumpkin pie tastes to the finish. Quite good.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a small tan head. Christmas spice and light pumpkin aroma with sweet malt. Rich malt and mollases flavor with brown sugar, christmas spice and chocolate. Fulelr bodied. Chocolate and mollases lingers with ruch malt and christmas spice.
beercollector (23) - Astoria, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
New bottle in Wine & Beer Haus, Seaside Oregon. I was looking for a special beer for my 1111th beer since 2002 in their Hall of Foam Club. Wow. Pours with a nice dark head. Has the chocolate & spice aroma, Tastes like a wonderful high end Stout w chocolate. builds up flavor as it warms up. A perfect beer for the occasion.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from after4ever. Huge thanks Tom! Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Nose is monster scents of nutmeg, cinnamon, chocolate, basic pumpkin pie flavors. My wife could smell it across the table! Palate is thick, creamy and smooth as silk. Flavors of pumpkin pie with a chocolate coating. Light bitterness in the finish gives it a little extra texture. This is wonderful.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by pepsican. Thanks. Poured a nearly opaque brown color with red highlights. The head was light tan. Smelled of distinct clove, coffee, and dark chocolate. Medium bodied and sweet with notes of darkly roasted malt and cocoa.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to whomever brought this to the Woodshop 5.0 tasting.
This beer had too many spices going on for me.