BenDoshin (16) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer. It is quite balanced for a beer of above 8% ABV. Color hazy copper. Not much on the nose, but the taste is decent and it covers the mouth well. In the end it is a good beer, but not quite as "pumpkin-y" as I would like.
Leafs93 (1883) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with beige head. Aroma was pumpkin, spices, cinnamon and caramel. Taste was sweet with some spicey pepper undertones. Light and alcohol as was well hidden. Firs pumpkin beer of the season.
dmac (4682) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Spirits Brick. Poured a dark brownish/deep amber body with a smaller to average sized light beige head. Aroma of pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin pulp, alcohol. Medium bodied with light carbonation that finishes with a lingering spiceiness. Flavors of spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, alcohol, bread, grains, corriander. Solid beer like most of the recent River Horse Brewer’s Reserve offerings. As for pumpkin beers thought this needs mroe spice to play with the big boys.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a murky orange-caramel with a medium sized fluffy beige head that lingered and left some lacing. The aroma was sweetish pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. The flavor was strong sweet pumpkin pie. The finish was long and the body was thick. The alcohol was very well hidden. Excellent.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange body with a slight off white head and light retention. Spicy body with pumpkin pie, cinnamon, light caramel notes and sugar in the raw. A medium etoh warming, kinda caramel in nature. Alright.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Nice beer, but I’ve had several imperial pumpkins that were better. It did hide the alcohol very well. The spices were a nice accent piece without dominating the flavor.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, medium to dark brownish orange with a small, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma had moderate to heavy, molasses and caramel; brown sugar; slight alcohol; pumpkin pie spices and cider. The initial flavor was sweet and slightly acetic; while the finish was light to moderately sweet. There was pumpkin pie spices, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup, molasses and cider. The medium body was rather dry with carbonation that was a bit soft, but tingly with an ever so slightly alcoholic finish.
Dorwart (2442) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin off white head of fine bubbles that reduces to a dense cremy foam. Lots of pumpkin and spices in the aroma. Some bready malts and ginger. Color is a cloudy copper. Flavor has lots of spices. Kind of chalky mouthfeel. Rather thick palate with lots of chewey malts and some caramel. Light alcohol presence late swallow but not all that noticable. A pretty good pumpkin brew.
jmm635 (938) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-orange color with a faint head. Very spicy aroma, although not entirely typical pumpkin spices. Flavor is dry and spicy with a strong alcoholic taste. Gets better and more mellow as it warms, but not enough to make this enjoyable.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly thickened light to medium orange with a nice off white head. A bit of lacing as it goes down. Nose is caramel, brown sugar, hints of cream, and plenty of pumpkin spices. Taste is the same with the more traditional, non-spice flavors taking the front seat. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit creamy. Drinkability gets a higher score as this really goes down well and is one of only a few pumpkins beers that I can actually drink twelve ounces of.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-28-2010
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a slight off-white head which last until the end. Nose is caramel, brown sugar, and plenty of pumpkin spices. Taste is the same with the more traditional, non-spice flavors taking the front seat. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit creamy.