EithCubes (4831) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle. Room filled with mouldering earth and heavy pumpkin pie spices, and there’s some meaty character there, but I wouldn’t identify it as pumpkin. Pour a murky, opaque dark brown with a tan head. Taste mildly sweet with a cute caress in the feel, strong but brief blast of carbonation with heavy spice rush that lasts through into the long after, but underneath lurks a vibrant amber-brown ale hybrid, medium body with simple malt. Bright and refreshing and hides alcohol as well as Steel Reserve (that’s a compliment!), making this a great campfire/date choice for the early fall months in the Delaware Valley.
BillsmafiaCO (13) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very nice, one of the better pumpkin beers I have had, even with the high HBV, no one ingredient too overpowering like other pumpkin beers
punkin73 (2) - - AUG 20, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
One of my favorite pumpkin beers of the season. .tastes of pumpkin pie with pleasant pumpkin spice aroma..
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Paramus. Pours a hazy orange-brown color with dark fine floating particles. Thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Heavy pumpkin spice aroma with faint pumpkin and caramel malts. The taste is heavy spice, phenols, pumpkin. Medium bodied. 200th S/H/V rating.
Ed5388 (2043) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy deep orange color with a thin tan head. Aroma of light pumpkin spices with a grainy background. The taste is also of light pumpkin spices and grainy malt, with a mildly spicy finish.
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle thanks to Ramy4G. Thanks a ton! Pours a murky dark copper color with a beige head of thin foam. The aroma is spicy and doughy, like a pie crust. Pumpkin pie comes to mind, but more the crust than anything. I do pick up on a whipped cream aspect of the beer that really interests me. Taste is heavily spiced with lots of clove and cardamom with just a touch of vanilla bean and pie crust coming through in the finish. Alcohol warmth sneaks into the picture deep into the finish.
pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, pours orange reddish and hazy, nice white head that stays white around outside of glass, nice spice pumpkin and alcohol smell, taste is of vanilla nutmeg pumpkin and alcohol, slightly creamy with medium carbonation, taste lingers in a good way, nice beer.
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd January 2011
Cloudy dark red - amber beer. Small off white head. Light dry palate, smooth. Sweet pumpkin. Mild spice. Trace of vanilla oak and mild bourbon. Very dry finish. Nicely joined up. A cut above most pumpkin beers but too dry.
closey22 (860) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 Re rate: whever I had this last time did not clean lines or glass; appearance same ; aroma milder and spicynutmegy; amber with long lasting off white head; aroma of soap and flavor of scented candles; what the ....... We’re they trying to do???? Laundry????????? It’s still beer and better than any mass produce domestic, but.....
dbingham (69) - - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy dark orange with a two finger head. Pumpkin & pumpkin pie spice in the aroma, with a boozy sweetness. fairly dry with a good amount of hop bitterness on top of the pumpkin and alcohol flavor. Less sweet than other imperial pumpkin ales I have had. A bit of a watery finish - surprising for an 8% beer.