CampesinoTino (716) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Dark reddish brown colored with light khaki foam. Aroma is mostly pumpkin spice, toasted malt and toffee. The taste starts with a mild pumpkin pie and brown sugar flavor followed by some cinnamon, clove and caramel malt. Also a little bit of raisin and fig in the background. The body is closer to a Belgian Strong Dark Ale than a Pumpkin Ale with its slightly syrupy, silky mouthfeel and dark sugar finish. The pumpkin presence isn’t too prominent but it blends nicely with the other flavors.
nasmith003 (40) - 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4472) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Robert brought this one back from a trip to Washinton. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with orange highlights and a huge fluffy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was malty, toasty and a bit woody with notes of dark fruits and red wine. The flavor was malty and toasty caramel, toffee, wood, red wine, dark fruits and nutmeg. Long malty and toasty finish of caramel and red wine. Moderately full bodied. Solid.
maxwelldeux (2933) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Love the name and label are of this. Pours a very clear dark brown color with almost no head on it. Nose is filled with a lot of actual pumpkin flavor, but the spices are muted on this. Taste is a little sweet, and has some decent pumpkin flavor coming through, but again, the spices are less noticeable. One of the better pumpkin beers I’ve had.
stantheman (564) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops Northwest in New Westminster. Darker than most pumpkin ales, almost black, with a moderate tan head. Subtly spiced, and at that more pleasant than most pumpkin spice recipes, perhaps a bit more toward clove than the ubiquitous cinnamon and nutmeg, who knows? Caramel notes and perhaps a hint of chocolate in the background. It works for me.
jrodooo5 (777) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark pour w/ a big tan head that fades into a thin ring of lacing. The aroma screams fall & pie w/ a pleasant blend of spices. The taste is well balanced w/ subtle spice throughout. It’s tasty & easy to get down! One of the better pumpkins out there!
RumRunner101 (643) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with brown head. Smells like ginger cookies with darker roast undertones. Flavour brings out toast, cinnamon, ginger, allspice. Not too vegetal. Finish has more burnt toast, molasses, spices. I like these bigger pumpkin ales more than the weaker ones. Alcohol is hidden very well.
Gription79 (2134) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, huge thanks to 5000. Pours dark brown with ruby edges. This is a malty, well spiced brown ale. Nothing is out of balance, bready malts, reminds me of a ginger snap cookie. Tasty beer.
Floback (500) - Naples, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a dark brown body with a thumbnail of tan head that retains well. Lots of toast, malt, and copper on the nose. Flavors divulge more toast, very subtle spices like allspice & cinnamon, soy sauce, a subtle vegetable note, and subtle piney hops in the finish. Medium carbonation and medium body. Nice for the style with everything in good balance.
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sulawang (527) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Visual: Cool label of a woman holding her pumpkins... Pours very dark brown with minimal head, lasting ringed retention, lots of streams along the perimeter.
Nose: caramel pumpkin pie filling including the spices, plus brown sugar malts. (5)-aromatic strength.
Attack: soft creamy carbonation and sweetness
Mid-palate: (MAIN) demerara sugar (6)-sweetness, cola, roasted pumpkin, malts (HINT) hoppy bitterness, root beer, cinnamon/nutmeg
Finish: hints of ginger dryness, caramel malty sweet, (a really nice) coffee-chocolate bittersweetness to finish.
Summary: Superb balance and a top-notch pumpkin ale compared to all the local (BC) ones I’ve tried to date. It has depth, complexity, and drinkability at a great price point. (Note: all numbers above are on a 10-point scale, with 1 being weak and 10 being the strongest)
AdamJackson (2013) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of nutmeg on the nose
Burnt candied sugar tastes, nutmeg and brown sugar. Maple syrup and candied yams bitter lingering finish of cinnamon and hops