MadShaolin (100) - - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25-30 SRM, lots of pumpkin spice, creamy head. Definitely drinkable, no chewiness. Dark malt backbone helps prop up the heavy spice. One of the better halloween brews I had this year. (Just found this at the back of my fridge) :)
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Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany pour with a decent tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, pumpkin, some hopping, spice. Slightly dry and tangy on the palate. I like this.
ACHops (1356) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, served in a tulip glass. Pours dark brown with thin lacy dark mocha head. Aroma is thin lightly roasty dark malt, with light pumpkin, cinnamon, and spice notes. Taste is similar: decent flavor in the malt but body is rather thin. Pumpkin notes are light and balance well with the malt. The flavor is light overall, but leaves this balanced and very drinkable overall.
ronaldtheriot (1782) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red Hook Out of Your Gourd has a thick, creamy, cream-beige head, a very dark brown appearance, with ruby highlights, as the light hits it, and spider web lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of subtly spiced pumpkin, malt, and sugar. Taste is of dark, spiced bread, syrup, and slightly burned popcorn. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Red Hook Out of Your Gourd finishes semi-dry, mellow, and not overly spiced. RJT
tekstr1der (367) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 Dark brown with thin light brown foam, smell is less than expected in a good way - mildly sweet and hints of spices. Taste is roast and malt with smooth feel. I’m typically wary of these holiday-spiced brews as they tend to be overdone. This one’t just right.
rayaron (1369) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. A bit hazy deep brown with small brownish head. Very nice aroma, a bit milky, light roastiness, spicy, nutty. Flavor of milk chocolate, roastiness, light coffee notes, spicy, herbs, dried fruits, light sweetness and light bitterness, dry and sticky roastiness in the finish. Light carbonation, medium-bodied. Very nice.
PhatB420 (838) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz into a glass. Pours a dark brown. Minimal head, slight brown lacing. Aroma of dry cocoa, pumpkin, roasted malt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste of mild pumpkin, dry squash, mashed sweet potatoes, and cinnabon. Dark mixed chocolate brown extravaganza in color. Decent.
jds2008 (20) - Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown opaque brew with dark tan fine head, roasty malty aroma but not much smell, tasty. Best pumpkin brew ive had, toasty, malty, a little hoppy bitter, but with a touch of pumpkin taste. Less pumpkin pie taste but more real pumpkin taste.
mysticbrew (117) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and dangerous with a tan head. The aroma is heavy caramel and coffee. The flavor is the the same with an aftertaste of chocolate. The palate hangs with an unsweetened chocolate.
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HeadyDE (751) - Delaware, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
slim bottle pour..would be nice to see more offerings in this style bottle for a change of pace..fairly dark chestnut brown hue per description..nose is probably the star here with some noticeable real pumpkin..getting a bit of that ginger with smoothes things out..overall creates a real light bodied offering that is not weak yet not too strong but has a lot of fall flavor that would pair well with all things that are awesome about fall...enjoyed this more than anticipated..fairly smooth..well balanced..worth a shot...nutty..pumpkin presence rounded out with a porter familiarity...interesting to say the least.