mixmasterob (975) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice surprise here from Rogue. May not need to write them off completely. Dark amber orangish pour with a tight off white head. Spicy aroma with notes of gourd, cinnamon, earthy malts, caramel and small bits of vanilla. Flavors were similar. Lightly spiced, slightly sweet, pumpkins and caramel. Tingly carbonation with lighter mouthfeel. This was light but drank nicely like a rich harvest ale should. Nice.
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [750ml]. Pours a deep, slightly hazy amber-gold with an average size semi-lasting frothy off-white head. Nice aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, more spices, caramel malt and some earthy notes. Flavour is pumpkiney along with those aforementioned spices, caramel malt and a mild bitter finish. Medium bodied. A solid Pumpkin beer.
kambei70 (795) - - JAN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours medium brown with slight off white head. Smell is pumpkin, hops, nutmeg, cinnamon. Taste is the same with a slight bitter taste and slight alcohol. Good lacing with watery mouth.
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Tonkun (1227) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a nice head. Pumpkin, pumpkin bread, cinnamon, brown sugar. Can taste and smell real pumpkin. Well balanced. Really good
thorongil2 (1780) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) clear dark reddish brown, small brownish head; aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves; mostly dry flavour, nice
superspak (3509) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into signature shaker pint glass, 2012 bottling. Pours lightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, pumpkin, pear, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, toast, brown sugar, clove, brown bread, and herbal hops. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of malt and spices. Taste of caramel, pumpkin, toast, ginger, pear, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, clove, brown bread, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, pumpkin, pear, toast, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, clove, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, slick, and foamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish, as expected of 5.6%. Overall this is a highly excellent pumpkin ale! Great balance and complexity of malt/spice flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable pumpkin beer offering.
falco242 (335) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber and a pumpkin aroma that isn’t heavily spiced. The taste is the same - nice pumpkin flavor but not much spice, more just a malty ale. Nice overall, still like ST pumking :)
Ibrew2or3 (7515) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL orange bottle pours clear copper with a tannish head of foam. The aroma is a pleasing earthy pumpkin note followed by a modest degree of cinnamon and nutmeg before the end of the draw brings on more smooth sweet pumpkin. The taste is fairly rich with earthy pumpkin followed by complimentary notes of cinnamon and nutmeg that are at a level where they’re letting you know they’re there but allow the pumpkin to be the main flavor player.
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit late in the season for this one but I found it while looking through the Xmas selection at the LCBO. Very hazy brown pour with a thin but noticeable head. Strong pumpkin and spice smell. Overpowers everything else. Taste is synthetic, well not beer like. It tastes like beer with crap added. Sure enough that’s what it is, and that addition is pumpkin, and man can you taste that. This is the most Pumpkin tasting Pumpkin ale I’ve had. I can’t really decide if this is a good or a bad thing. It tastes odd, not the way a beer should taste. Trying to forget that it’s a beer and see if I enjoy it I find I do. A lot. Not easy to drink. That spice tends to make your throat close up on a big swig, so this is a sipper. Brings to mind thoughts of pumking pie, thanksgiving, family and good times. The aftertaste is brilliant. It makes me keep wanting more, which is good since it’s a big bottle. Yeah I think I dig this. It’s lacking some beer qualities I expect to find due to them being overpowered but I can’t really say that it’s a bad thing as the end result is rather good.
djd07 (6275) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy copper with small frothy off white head. Medium mouthfeel with a spicy malt and cinammon and nutmeg. A good spice from Rogue.