on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Important: let this beer warm to at least 50° before enjoying. This beer is black with some ruby highlights. The nose is full of pumpkin pie spices and some alcohol. There are notes of nutmeg, caraway and vanilla. The taste starts with chocolate malt with a hint of spice and rolls into a warm spicy alcohol taste which has the effect of creating the balance that usually comes from the hop bitter. There is some hop bitter on the finish, but not much. Overall, this beer finishes relatively dry for such a big beer. As it warms, the spices move forward in the taste and the chocolate moves to the finish. The pumpkin provides a pleasant undertone and a nice mouthfeel. The spices will probably fade some over time; they mellowed considerably while still in the fermenter.

Originally brewed as Divine Reserve #9.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
spicy viniøse aroma,black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, viniøse very spicy cake finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlandersNed (394) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2015
22oz bottle. Holding up nicely! Like a pumpkin pie blended with a stout. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Originally rated on 11/4/14. After a few years i finally got 2 bombers.. This smells EXACTLY like pumpkin pie with the crust to the almost over baked stage, i really dont notice any of the stout aromas. Flavor is about the same well done crust, the spice to stout ratio is excellent, the spices are well balanced not over or underwhelming. The alcohol is well hidden and some stout qualities coming out. Overall probably the best pumpkin beer yet, I tried Wasatche’s Black O’ Lantern earlier this year, for me its a toss up between the two.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17806) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting as Divine Reserve #9. Hazy very dark brow with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, caramel, pumpkin and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 200615

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Bottled@fonefan. More or less black colour, small brown head. Aroma is spicy, some pumpkin, a bit sourish wooden notes too. Flavour is ripe fruits, pumpkin spices, some alcohol and mild burning notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
35,5 cl bottle @ Sankt Hans Tasting, Ulfborg as "Reserve #9"
Aroma has christmasy spices, licorice and pumpkin. Flavour has gingerbread, licorice, some coffee and mild ginger tones. Nice and christmasy :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is close to black. Aroma and taste are pumpkin pie, vanilla, nutmeg, roast malt, chocolate and hops. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (599) - Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2015
2012 edition. Roasty pumpkin pie spice aroma. I’m also getting some anise and baker’s chocolate. Smells more stout than pumpkin beer. Pours a very dark brown with a tiny sprinkle of tan foam. Tastes spicy and slightly boozy. Very slight pumpkin flavor in the aftertaste. I am not getting any of the hop bitterness from the description, but I am not missing it. As it warms it gets more chocolatey. The palate should be stronger. Even as I am judging it as an imperial stout (a much tougher category), I think it holds up well. Very drinkable and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Sampled at the brewery. Is first and seriously so. Syrupy chocolate is. Good pumpkin spice, skp the actual pumpkin part.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Dark brown, almost black pour. Small off white head. No lacing. Big pumpkin aroma with pie notes. Clove and cinnamon. Taste is cinnamon up front followed by way too much ginger and clove. Way too much.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 31

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50