timmy4 (18) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Better than most pumpkin ales, which are very weiss-like, this beer has a more balanced flavor. The sweet potato and pumpkin are more subtle than other pumpkin ales. I am no hurry to buy more of this beer, but I will likely try it again next fall
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Old Fashioned in Madison. Deep brown with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is pumpkin, earth, squash. Taste is chocolate, pumpkin, earth, cinnamon.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I didn’t know what to expect from this beer. Has a surprisingly balanced approach to the pumpkin and chocolate backbone of this beer. Very roasty and only somewhat sweet.
Doghair (217) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
More of a brown ale with a little pumpkin. A lot of malt in the aroma and taste. Pumpkin is very light. A different take on pumpkin ale but not my favorite.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to nuplastikk: pours a mostly transparent dark mahogany with a thin beige head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel malty nose with some cinnamon and nutmeg spice. Starts with pretty good fullness and some dark malty sweetness with good balance of pumpkin pie spice before a drier, slightly bready finish. Pretty well-balanced and drinkable.
Steve_0 (2106) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home courtesy of elkhunter36. Fucken A, bro - Thanks! Pour is deep brown with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Big spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, light roast, and cocoa in the aroma. Taste is again big spice, nutmeg, pumpkin pie, cinnamon sticks, caramel, chocolate, dweet potatoes, and dirt with a spicy bite on the back-end. Thin mouthfeel with high carbonation. Could definitely benefit from more body and heavier malt notes, but not a terrible beer.
nuplastikk (4090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Deep opaque brown-black with a big beige head. Smooth pumpkin pie aroma. More pumpkin than porter, this is heavily spiced. Fresh, no off flavors to speak of. Rich and sugary, but most of the malt flavors are really covered up by the pumpkin pie spices. A decent enough offering, but not as good as a lot of other dark pumpkin beers I’ve had.
dlbeer (640) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown/red pour with creamy tan head. Smells of light smoke and roasted malts. Tastes of roasted malts, caramel, cinamon, sweet vegetables, and slight smoke. Smooth finish. Very good.
MIBRomeo (2484) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour w/ a nice tan head that dissipates into large almost soapy bubbles from its tiny bubbled start w/ some nice thick lacing. My first sniff was a hint of chocolate, then touches of sweet potato as it warmed started to become noticeable along w/ some hints of pumpkin pie spices. Average palate. The flavor is odd nutmeg and cinnamon over a roasted malt with an odd hint of chocolate... after that there’s a spice that I would associate w/ pumpkin, but not really much pumpkin or sweet potato as the bottle would suggest. Not bad, but a bit odd.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 Poured deep brown with a well-retained smoked beige head. The aroma picked up roasty, sweet chocolates paired with sweet potato and pumpkin.. nutmeg and clove accents.. smelled good. The flavor found toasty black malts, chocolate, and vanilla at the core, with pumpkin meat, nutmeg, and cloves around.. sweet overall, but well-balanced and tasty. Light-medium bodied, sweet, and a bit grainy on the palate.. very drinkable.