stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of alcohol, spices, maybe some pumpkin. Too strong, overload on spices (allspice?), not really too much pumpkin. Not a River Horse fan, still.
ben4321 (3824) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 10/8/10
Aroma: The nose has some of that typical pumpkin beer spice to it, caramel, and a little booze
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear burnt orange-brown color with a white head and some lace
Flavor: The taste also is rather spicy with a mild sweetness and pretty much no bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a tingly mouthfeel, and a decent amount of heat
Nice, a new Imperial Pumpkin from my new neck of the woods! I’m a sucker for this style, so I was excited to see this one show up, and it must be relatively new based on having only 25 ratings from the last few months. Anyway, I like it. A solid Imperial Pumpkin. Not one of the best ones I’ve ever had, but an enjoyable beer.
enotheque (25) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nose-forward seasonal brew with lots of pumpkin spice elements, though the mouthfeel and flavors did not follow suit. The complexity and structure of a DogFish or Buffalo Bill’s pumpkin was simply not there. Also, I found the imperial style to be a bit ungraceful and heavy at times. Definitely try this one out.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a white head. Smells of pumpkin pie spices, molasses, caramel. Tastes sweet and caramely with spicy, earthy hints on the finish.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sampled on Tap @ LIC beer fest - smooth and dry, pumpkin spice and cinnamon really come through on this one. Piney hops and fair amount of bitter with a hint of warm booze at the end and very fresh tasting. Not bad at all.
italarican (1478) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at 2010 LIC Craft Beer Fest. Pours a hazy burnt orange with moderate off-white head. Aroma of allspice, apples, malt, and pine. A thick level of pine hops in the flavor interfere with the pumpkin. Pumpkin emerges strongly in the finish. There’s just too much hops presence in this. Astringent.
joeneugs (3121) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bonused by beerbill. Wow thats a mouthful! Thanks man. It pours a rather dark amber color with a medium sized disappearing tan head. The aroma is pumpkin pie spices. Mostly cinnamon with a bit of nutmeg. Not as strong as expected. The flavor is similarly spiced with lots of pumpkin flavor. Very full, silky mouthfeel and a subdued bitter finish. Not real sweet, but tasty.
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - SEP 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light hazy orange hue. Faint hop and pumpkin aroma. Taste is very light pumpkin with a fizzy mouthful. For a 9% this tastes almost like a light beer, which is good for drink ability, but I was expecting more of a punch with the flavors as well.
bigrond (1460) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
THis brew gets bonus points for a high alc. content. But that’s about it. The aroma, flavor and palate are all missing. The pumpkin is so low key, it’s almost not there. I can only rate this as it compares to its fellow pumpkin brews. Stick with Weyerbacher, Dogfish Head, and Southern Tier, all of which blow this one away.
tgncc (2753) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, some pumpkin. The appearance is a darker orange/brown color, white head, strong carbonation. The flavor is mostly cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpmkin, bread. The finish is spicy, light hops. Enjoyable, not outstanding.