joebudzjoe (620) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft from the Stratton Brewfest. Pours a black with minimal/no head. Tastes mix of coffee with lots of spice (nutmeg, cinnamon really show) and a hint of pumpkin. Kind of a muddle of a lot of different flavors and this beer has too syrupy of a taste.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a creamy tan head that looks like a buckwheat pancake. Aroma smells like a forest fire, but in a good way. Flavor shows the same with some roast malt, and cocoa powder. Overall body is moderate to full, creamy, and soft.
41cubs (246) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell is of evergreen, lightly toasted brown bread and a strong cleaning alcohol astringency. Flavor is intensely piney in the front, middle and finish with a medicinal property that lingers at the finish. There is a chocolate something or other trying to make an appearance but it barely succeeds. I can feel the malts mellowing this a bit but I really have to search for there flavors here. This hits me as more of a porter in balance and body. Somehow I like this beer for its dedication to the season and for the way it reminds me of fall/winter in some parts of our undeservedly gorgeous country. Thanks Rock Art. 2010 22oz.
jmm635 (744) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near black with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts and pine needles. Very little pumpkin to speak of. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, with overall roastiness. Finishes dry from the spruce. Different and interesting.
mcox90 (1272) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours opaque dark mahogany with a 1/4" tan head. A little bit of spotty lace. Aroma is chocolate, toffee and pine needles, but I am not getting any pumpkin. Palate is heavy with a creamy texture and low carbonation. Flavor is cocoa with a hint of spruce. No pumpkin though. A nice stout, but donít buy it expecting any pumpkin flavor.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, creamy tan head. Aroma of smoked pine trees! Some citrusy hops too. Flavor is hoppy up front, light lactose, maybe a hint of cooked pumpkin. Finishes with an alcohol warmth. This is pretty damn good. Would get a higher score if it was from a "cult" brewery.
BroSpud (1359) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Julioís NE Beer Festival. This one was OK but curiously enough did not taste any pumpkin.
dcschiller (1994) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with off-white head. Light in color for an Imp. Aroma of some faint pine and ??. Bitter with light sweetness. Medium body with thin texture. Malty sweet finish. Not getting much pumpkin.
BOLTZ7555 (2378) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chocolate pour with a 1/2 inch latte head that left a spot or two of lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, cocoa and perhaps a little pine. Flavor shows chocolate, pine, and ash. Didnít pick up any of the pumpkin influence...more of a marketing tactic than anything. Medium mouthfeel. Pass!
egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown mahogany color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, spices, spruce, caramel, some smoke, cocoa, and alcohol. Taste of roasted malts, spruce, spices, dark chocolate, and alcohol with some acidity.