sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Dan Journal #332. Tasted 3/16/10. 12oz bottle. Pours hazy with a murky brown hue. Clinging, lacing layer of white head. Aromas of mild citrus and cherries. Mild smoke and and a touch doughy. Wow! This is full bodied! A flurry of flavors. A myriad of malts! Lotta spices and smoke. And yet it all plays together. Bright zesty citrus and effervescence. Touch smoke and tart, tangy cherries. Rye bitterness, Saison effervescence and tartness. Weird, but I liked it!
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Jack’s Lantern
Date: February 06, 2010
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of pulpy pumpkin character, lots of spicyness, light smokeyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
gobeers (13) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2009
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
This will be the first poor rating that I’ve given to a beer. I feel compelled to. It was God awful! Tasted and smelled of olives and barnyard. Could not get past this. Maybe a little smoke flavor.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2009
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had this one bottled thanks to Slothgar! Hazy, light orange pour with a thin, wispy white head, balanced nose of smoke and grass, very unusual flavors ... smoke predominates. The beer equivalent of Malort. Choked it down. I like the gutsiness of this beer but I don’t know if I will get this one again.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received a single 12-oz bottle via trade with Ughsmash. Pours a semi-hazy amber colored brew with a thick and rocky off-white head that has some excellent retention and sticky lacing. Aroma of smoked peat, caramel malt, floral hops, a hint of rye and campfire charred wood. Taste is medium bodied, multi-personality going on with a profile of a smoked malt, some pumpkin, cinnamon, a touch of nutmeg and some peat. Finish has a smoked peat (plastic bandage) and slight pumpkin aftertaste that leaves behind a dry peat aftertaste. Definitely not your typical nor average Pumpkin ale. This has to be the first smoked pumpkin ale I’ve encountered.
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the DC Local tasting. Pours a translucent orange, brown with a creamy slightly off white head. Aroma is mild, some brown sugar sweetness, a little earthy, some smokey cherry, a little wood. One person remarked, "smells like a hardware store." Flavor is smokey, cherries, peaty, fruits, wood. Active carbonation. Nice, fruity finish.
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Cloudy amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, smoky cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some smoke. Medium body, some acidity.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours as a clear copper with a thick, white head. Subtle pumpkin aroma, sweet malts. ooo, the rye flavor jumps out, over powers the rest. The pumpkin is hidden in there. Light-medium body. I’m not a rye guy, sorry.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy copper orange with a frothy, clingy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of smoky phenols, cherry and treated lumber. Starts with an average fullness and some earthy smoke and grassy hop before a dark fruity grapefruity finish. A pretty unique and interesting brew, but could use fewer phenolic characters.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Sugar maple. Hazy pumpkin orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin, sweet malt and spices. Taste of nutmeg, cinnamon, mild pumpkin, light fruit and yeast. Finishes up semi spicy. Nothing really stood out either way.