ACHops (866) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle from Chuck’s 85th. Pours dark reddish amber with a thin head. Aroma is sweet and tart cinnamon and nutmeg. Nice rich dark roasty malts followed by sweet pumpkin pie notes. Just a slight sour hint on the finish. One of the darker, more ’winter beer - like’ of the pumpkin beers I’ve had. Great pumpkin pie flavor without being cloyingly sweet or syrupy.
kramer (5241) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, brewery. Pours a clear very dark brown body with a small foamy beige head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is a mix of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, dark caramel, and light chocolate and roasted malts. Sweet, but it smells quite delicious. The flavor is a touch too much spice-centric, but not crazy. Nice sweet caramel and vanilla base with fairly hefty pumpkin meat and caramel maltiness. An almost marshmallow like sweetness on the back end. Mouthfeel is sticky and sweet with some clingy caramel on the finish. Fine fizzy carbonation. Decent effort, I like the darker caramel malt focus.
Bookseeb (125) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance shows a dark brown ale supporting minimal head, leaving nil lace. Smell of a higher gravity ale with pumpkin and spice in the background. Taste has some pumpkin and spice with a lot of alcohol. Mouthfeel is light considering the gravity with good carbonation. To much alcohol flavor for me and not enough pumpkin and spice.
beastiefan2k (2685) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler at Chuck’s in Seattle. Maybe the only thing that sets this pumpkin beer apart from the pack is the dark copper color. Clear beer. Aroma is vegetal gourd with moderate strength spices, clove heavy. Flavor has surprising hop presence, less gourd and more spice. At least its not sweet.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber into an ale glass. Dark brown and cloudy on the pour, with a modest amount of off-white head. Very little Brussels lace. Aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg, allspice(?), squash, molasses, toasted malt. Sweet tasting with a tad bit of bitterness in the back. Medium body and carbonation, a hint of heat/spice from the alcohol. Overall I enjoyed it a lot.
mikedR (1450) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful pumpkin. Dark in color. Strong pumpkin flavors. I’m not sure what the base beer is, though. But this guy is tasty. ABV very well hidden. Recommended.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Brown ale in appearance. Nice malty backbone to support the spices, though you cant tell it’s over 8%. the usua; suspects are there...cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice...but not over or underdone with a little natural pumpkin in there as well. Nice brew...and a decent deal at <$5."
jsnicholas (310) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (22oz $7): Dark Brown with very little head. Medium carbonation and body. Roasty burn taste. Pumpkin and spices, but that seemed to fade as the beer warmed.
Arayaga2 (1859) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown/black with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, and appropriately spiced like a pumpkin pie, but not too much. Taste is the same, and nothing sticks out too far, it’s all there in the right proportion, without all the astringency of many in the style. This gives you earthy spiced caramel, and at the same time it’s pretty clean, and alcohol is well hidden $5.70/22oz
DiarmaidBHK (3599) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine McLean. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head which leaves a fair amount of lacing. Nice spice rack and pumpkin notes on the nose. Defintiely get the pumpkin on the tongue which comes off pretty realisticly. finish lingers a bit but given it’s abv that’s to be expected. Hides its alcohol pretty well. Nice.
nasmith003 (132) - Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy aroma, rich brown color, slightly cloudy. Malty with light spice and hop flavor. Hops lingers at the end.