tderoeck (4490) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/10/2011 on cask @ Blind Tiger, NYC (2011-545)
Clear deep orange to amber or copper red beer, small to no head. Aroma: ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet sugary, some caramel. MF: no carbon, full body, pretty thick texture. Taste: bit of citrus, sweet malts, spices (ginger, cinnamon), pumpkin (?), banana, oranges. Aftertaste: banana peel, little bitter. Not bad, but no wow effect.
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Different label than that in the picture. Mine says 8.1% ABV. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a smallish beige head. Cinnamon, caramel, nutmeg, cloves, and pumpkin in the pleasant aroma. Medium-bodied and creamy here and there on the way down. Caramel, sweet pumpkin pie, and cinnamon dominate the flavor. Some vanilla creaminess in the middle. A little cereal wheatiness at the end. Plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves from start to finish. Hints of warming alcohol are present throughout and only add to the depth of this brew.
jredmond (5296) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft with streets at blind tiger. Pours a deep, murky brown with no head. Served on cask. Aroma is spice, cinnamon, and bready crust. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of sweet cinnamon spice, wheat, and light bready flavor.
bigguns22 (660) - Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer from 2010 had in beer frig a yr just found tonight.Nutmeg is the king of this beer.Good in it’s style and very balanced malt shows nicely in the finish.
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade with dmac. Pours cloudy dark copper color with tan head. Aromas of cinnamon and some nutmeg. Sweet caramel flavor with cinnamon and nutmeg. The pumpkin spice flavors are more subdued than most pumpkin beers. Medium body with moderate carbonating. Thanks Dave.
rocbyter (1896) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderate malt and spice aroma. Hazy dark orange color with a small off white head. Moderate hop bitterness in the beginning that fades for a spicy bitter finish.
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out a moderate orange/brown color with an off white head. Aroma is of pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin. Taste is much the same, nice balance of traditional pumpkin flavors, slightly spicy finish. This was a pretty tasty pumpkin.
Chalsk (1053) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Impressive. Pours a deep amber orange color with a white foam head. Aroma of caramel, cinnamon, pumpkin, and earthiness. Has a sweet caramel taste with a nice gentle hop layer, nice booze level, and some cinnamon spice on the end. The pumpkin and spice is more muted in this brew - but it works for me.
Jabic (418) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Clove, cinnamon and black pepper - spicy and warm, some sweet malt aroma as well.
Ap: Murky amber-orange - medium light tank head with great retention and a thick frothy lacing.
T: Brown sugar, clove, cinnamon, allspice - pumpkin spices are well balanced, and not sharp at all - deep caramel and toasted malt character, too, medium-sweet - a bit of vanilla lingers on the finish - alcohol is slightly warming, but incredibly smooth.
P: Hearty and full palate with medium carbonation - finish is not cloying sweet at all, but there is certainly substantial mouthfeel that follows into finish.
O: This is really wonderful - bold malt, caramel, and pumpkin spice flavors, all of which are smooth, well-integrated, and delicious - mouthfeel is beautiful - highly recommended, one of the best I have had this season.
TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is hazy orange with nice white head. Aroma is hoppy pumpki and some whiskey. Good brew