jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Clear red-amber with good, creamy, beige head / Sweet, clean nose of maple, toast, squash, and citrus / Medium body, creamy and lush, sweet but with good hop balance, and some bitterness in the finish / Flavors of maple syrup, sweet squash, grapefruit, toast, cinnamon, and nutmeg / Very creative, and quite good. Squash surprisingly discernable.
musinj6 (396) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky brown with a 1 finger creamy head with heavy lacing. Roasted malt with a hint of rye. Spicy with maybe a little cinnamon. Bitter up front, then finishes slightly sweet with notes of squash. . Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. I like this.
thomas15 (686) - USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy cinnamon hazelnut. Maple and squash sweetness. Hazy gold brown body. no head really white ring light lacing. Sweet maple cinnamony . Not usually my style of beer but well done.
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy deep garnet pour with a big fizzy white head. Lots of carb. Aroma was slightly sweet with notes of spice and roasted gourds. Flavors were right on par, lots of spice, caramel, earthy, bitter hops and fall fruit. Carbonation was lively out front, almost gave off a Belgian character in aroma and mouthfeel. Once the carbonation was tamed I felt the beer was improved. Overall this was decent and somewhat forgettable.
jcnielsen (2108) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at Midwest Beer Summit 2012 in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a cloudy brown color with white head. Brown sugar, cinnamon rolls aroma and flavor. Very interesting spiced beer. Probably couldn’t drink a bomber of this by myself, but fun beer to try.
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ B.R.A.D. Fest, courtesy of jcnielsen. Pours a hazy orangish brown appearance with a light brown head. Spicy cinnamon, nutmeg, light vanilla, a touch veggie, toasty malty aroma. Quite spicy, zesty nutmeg, cinnamon, a bit chewy malty, light toffee flavor. Pretty tasty and would be nice for a pumpkin/autumn tasting.
Pailhead (4820) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Styles
Bottle: The aroma consists of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and faint pumpkin. It pours a somewhat transparent orangish-brown with a large khaki head with excellent retention. Some excellent rings of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel and a touch of chocolate. The finish is heavy on cinnamon, lighter nutmeg and ginger, with a touch of nuts. It?s light-medium bodied with lively, bordering on prickly, carbonation.
Cuff_Links (35) - - AUG 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured with a thick head and a brown color. Nose is fragrant with flowers, maybe. May be sweet squash. Has a slight mouth feel, not heavy. Its sweet but not sugary. Goes down easy.
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL from Wine & Cheese in Ballwin...perhaps a tad out of season after spending (probably) 7 months on the shelf. Hazy dark copper color with a huge frothy cream-colored head that simply will not die. Remarkable lacing in heavy sheets. Aroma is less-than-fresh earth (like leaves in the Fall), pumpkin, and nutmeg with a similar earthy flavor profile. Over-carbonated, making this brew a bit abusive on the stomach and tough to consume. Not bad, but not in the league of the top 20 in this category.
brokensail (10955) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy copper color with a soapy off-white head. Intense spice aroma. Lots and lots of all spice and nutmeg to this one. Plenty of maple syrup with a walnut sort of aroma, too. The flavor is just as heavy on the spices and maple. There’s a really good squash flavor to this too. The spices really add a nice substance to the beer.