bblack99 (527) - 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.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours murky amber brown with a huge beige head, almost a slow gush with huge carbonation! The aroma brings light sweetness and roasted earthy pumpkin and brown sugar, so nice in the nose. The flavor starts off with some subtle tang, then the roasted pumpkin and apple cider sweetness hit the palate so pleasantly. Then some cola syrup flavor maybe from the maple help round things out.
kaser (5682) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy cinnamon and nutmeg. Brownish pour at perennial brewery. Deliciousness complex.
gregwilsonstl (2142) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownn. Very flavorful. Maple but not sweet. Some wintery spices. Nutty. Nice fall/winter.
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle presumably shared by Ryan. Fantastic. Easy on the palate. One the best pumpkin beers I’ve had. World Class.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, hazy red-rust colored pour with eggshell head, aroma brought notes of maple, vegetal squash notes, hints of roasted dark fruits, caramel, toffee in there with a hint of slight yeast, spice, some grassy notes as well. Taste is a mix of grass, bitter pine, some slight maple, caramel, and squash/pumpkin notes, hints of spice, finishing unnecessarily bitter, dry. Interesting, but the flavor really wasn’t what I was expecting. Better as it warms, but still odd.
Frank (4024) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange brown with a nice white head. Nose is sort of odd and earthy and vegetal. Good flavor though--woody maple and subtle spice. This is dry, slightly fruity with solid bitterness in the finish. This is interesting more so than good but still decent.
solidfunk (7696) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice integration of squash here, I like this a lot more than pumpkin beers. Good balance, with good roast from brown. Pours murky brown with good head and lacing. Finishes with light sweetness. Tap at Dodge City.
nazbotica (16) - Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I like all nearly all the flavors, but the bitterness is harsh and lingering. I want more malt, more sweetness (and I don’t like sweet beers), more squash, more body. I feel this fails as a brown ale and a fall spicy squash/pumpkin beer. I really wanted to like this.
RobertDale (5518) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours golden brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of spice, caramel, and malt. Taste is spice, squash, caramel malt, and maple. Interesting in a good way.
Bacterial (2871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark amber pour, clear with very little head. Subtle squash nose. A hint of maple in there as well. Taste is nice - good hop character with some subtle undertones of squash and a hint of maple. This is growing on me - some bitterness in the finish that I don’t really care for, otherwise pretty good.