swanmann (668) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Clear, dark chocolate brown with no initial foam to speak of, oily appearance. Aromas of squash and milk chocolate, a little booze, perhaps clove, cinnamon. In the flavor, I must say itís remarkably balanced, even working with such bold flavors. Rum and vegetal notes appear up front, with dark chocolate quickly emerging. I donít really detect a lot of spice. The mouth feel is full, not thick. It finishes sweet and a bit powdery. Man, incredible. Iím taken with the incredible balance of flavors presented without a cloying, overbearing palate. Well done.
gregwilsonstl (1428) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really Chocolatey. Pumpkin at the end. Can?t place the rum. Slight vanilla. This works well. Thanks tim.
thome50 (1233) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to phaleslu! Pours a medium brown with small tan head. Aroma is fall spiced candle with some chocolate. Taste is cinnamon, all spice, roasted coffee beans and some dark chocolate. I donít get much of the squash but then again, do I ever with pumpkin/vegetable beer? Solid BA fall beer.
phaleslu (7600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2014 Draft pour at FOBAB. Pours a dark, basically opaque brown with a small beige head, creamy, that settles into a small ring. Excellent balance in this one between the pumpkin pie (allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar), porter (roasted and toasted malts, chocolate), and barrel notes (rum, charred oak). Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, spicy, toasty, smooth mouthfeel. Iíd have liked it to pop just a little more, but they really got the balance right here.
MartinVanBeer (116) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark pour, small dark brown head, and sticky, dark lacing. Pumpkin, chocolate, allspice, and pie crust aroma. The beer has great flavors. It's not overpowering. Really nice notes of real pumpkin, a touch of spice, bakers chocolate, and a bread-like finish. Like a chocolate-pumpkin scone. A well brewed and very fun seasonal from Mother's
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boozedude (2207) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber at club w. shared with pals, pitch black pour with thin brown head, aroma dna taste are very powwrfull (in a good way) strong pumpkin, vanilla, chocolate, this stuff is awesome
bytemesis (4733) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a large brown creamy head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is spiced rum, cocoa, allspice, nutmeg. Flavor is medium sweet, spices, cocoa, ash. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, a bit of astringency. Pretty over the top on the spices, but not bad.
jandd1983 (3192) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a dark brown color with a light tan head. The aroma was lots of chocolate, pumpkin, some cinnamon and a hint of vanilla. The taste was similar with a big roasted note in the backbone. There was a little mild bitterness. Very, very nice.
RobertDale (4333) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber at a bottle sharing. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, pumpkin, and spice. Taste is similar. Didnít pick up much squash at all. Surprised at how well this works. Nice.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and pumpkin. Some spices. Flavor follows and is very chocolaty. I don't like many pumpkiny beers but this one works. Medium to full bodied and slightly sweet. Nice beer.