Darkmagus82 (1939) - - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-23-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a hazy orange color with a one finger of off white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell - There is a big hit of roasted pumpkin with lots of spice of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove. A bit of a bready smell mixed with some caramel and brown sugar sweetness round the aroma out, and when mixed with the rest of the smells, create a very nice roasted pumpkin pie like aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a roasted pumpkin and rather sweet flavor upfront. The sweetness is a nice mix of brown sugar and caramel. The caramel flavors take on a bit of a more toffee/buttery nature as the taste moves on, with some more bready and doughty flavors coming to the tongue as the taste advances. Some spice flavors of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and allspice, which are lighter upfront, get even stronger more toward the end of the taste. Along with the spice growing stronger, so too do some of the roasted pumpkin flavors. Along with these flavors increase, so to comes some hints of a citrus, vanilla, and ginger like flavors more toward the end, with the mix leaving a still quite smooth pumpkin pie flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side for a brew of only 5.6% abv with a carbonation level that is rather average. The moderate body is decent for the pie like flavors of the brew, although a slightly thicker feel may have been more appropriate. While an even lower carbonation may have accentuated the pie like flavors of the brew even more, overall the feel was still OK as it matched the abv well and did keep it a very crisp and easy drinking pumpkin brew.
Overall – A tasty, easy drinking, pumpkin ale. Lots of spice and roastedness with a good level of sweetness. A rather enjoyable drinker overall.
monk191 (1217) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall a decent pumpkin, although it almost seemed not finished. Pours a very nice deep red, but he head disappears almost instantly, to leave a very thin almost watery beer. Smells great, pumpkin pie and cinnamon. Taste is a bit empty, almost like one of our homebrews before it is ready. Maybe we got a bad bottle? Some pumpkin pie in the taste. Had in the bottle.
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"This is a robust full bodied pumpkin ale done very well, it’s just hard to get past the $10.99 price tag on what ends up being a good (but not great) beer. Nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon malts and other spices. Smooth and tasty, just wish it were $5 cheaper."
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wowza!! This one is pumpkin pie in a bottle. So delicious and not overly sweet. The pumpkin really comes through and the spice profile is spot on for my taste. The best pumpkin ale I’ve had yet (most of the time I don’t even bother to rate these).
chucklemation (675) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy reddish-brown with a very thin white foam head. Aroma is pumpkin and a blend of spices, predominantly allspice and cardamom. Flavor is the same, and it comes off sweet. Very enjoyable pumpkin beer.
cards04 (2102) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice pumpkin ale. Great buttery pumpkin aromas with vanilla notes. Flavors are sweet pumpkin with a nice balanced bitterness. Maybe a touch of cinnamon. But this is all about the pumpkin. Nice.
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Orange pour with an off-white head. Mild pumpkin pie spice aroma with a nice earthy note under it. Flavor isn’t overpowering with spice thankfully. Light spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. with a good natural pumpkin flavor.
Rob101 (14) - - JUN 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I loved this beer I just thought it was great. I do have to say that rogue is hot or miss honestly I’ve had beers from them that I thought just sucked but this actually surprised me. Not a huge pumpkin taste but really delicious.
GreatDane1632 (696) - USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated from notes taken 5 Nov 2013 -- Rather than the typical Pumpkin Pie Flavors, this is straight pumpkin flavored, a little herbal. I appreciate the difference.
tmoreau (2784) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, copper color, was a presentable layer of off white, head foam, and spotty lacing. The aroma was a huge nose of fresh pie spice, with some pumpkin and toasted scent noticeable upon follow up. Light to medium bodied, the intensity fell off a bit in the taste, but still retained some of it’s light toastiness, low bitterness, complementary malt, and nice, fall sessionability.