madmitch76 (16111) - , 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.
brokensail (11550) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A: The beer pours a cloudy, brownish, amber color with a small, soapy, off-white head.
S: There’s a light metallic note to it and some water there as well. Very heavy on the spice/herb notes. There’s a ot of cinnamon and nutmeg along with a bit of sage. Some light grass and bready malt.
T: The flavor is almost savory/meaty. A light smoke note, some cardboard, and minimal pumpkin. There is also a moderate spice note, mostly the same ones as detected on the aroma.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: Not a good aroma or flavor. Pretty bad pumpkin beer.
jcwattsrugger (11217) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @Doughertys-pours a light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt. Taste is sweet medium malt, spice-cinnamon, vanilla, some pumpkin?
daknole (9439) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy burnt orange color. Mostly white head. I actually get realy pumpkin in the aroma and not just spices. Flavor hits with a bit of pumpkin and spice, but it still remains a "beer"...no sweet or artificial flavors going on here. Pretty damn good.
hopdog (9167) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy orangish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of spices (nutmeg and cinnamon), pumpkins, pumpkin seeds, and squash. Tastes of the same spices, pumpkins, and caramel. Spicy but not overly spicy. Personally I like pumpkin beers heavier on the pumpkin side vs. spices, but found this one not too bad!
Drake (8981) - 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.
jtclockwork (8914) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber. Off white head. Nose/taste of all spice, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Soda like carbonation out of the bottle. Mouth feel is a bit chalky with lots of pumpkin and spices. Touch of warming alcohol in finish.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours dark coppery brown with off-white head. Nose is malty, with pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie, mild nutmeg and cinnamon. Tastes rich, malty, with a great fairly dense pumpokin flavor that is very authentic, not too sweet, and with just the right amount of spice and malt. This is a definite top tier pumpkin ale IMHO, and one I will stock even ahead of DFH Punkin if I can find it. Well done, River Horse.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a slightly hazy copper orange with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malt and fresh pumpkin with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Starts with good fullness and rich sweet caramel and toffee with good pumpkin flavor and spice balance before a slightly drier biscuity finish. An enjoyable, complex and well-balanced pumpkin ale.
j12601 (6752) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear copper amber with a thin white head. Lots of spice, soft pumpkin flesh, malt. Medium bodied, spicy malt, toast. Burnt malt, spicy, not much going on. Toast, lightly burnt spices. Meh.