Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Two things I simply can’t do in a beer are lots of spices and lots of alcohol burn. This beer has both in spades. Flat out nasty. I tried to push this down, but it met it’s final resting place on the bottom of my drain. Kind of reminded me of that beer Stone did with Jolly Pumpkin last year.
jtclockwork (10818) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to AttitudeBrew. Wow, what a weird pumpkin porter! This is the first stout or porter I’ve had that lost most of its points from appearance. Pours black. All is good there. No head, just a thick blob of pumpkin sludge that sits on top of the glass in the middle of the beer. Really odd. Nose is phenomenal buttered pumpkin pie and cinnamon. Taste is exactly the same as that. Very tasty.
jcwattsrugger (11557) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT Thanks Gary?-12oz bottle-pours a light tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-chocolate/hazelnut, spice hops. Taste is medium/dark malt-chocolate/hazelnut, biting spice hops. Cellared a while it will probably be spot on, but not yet.
nimbleprop (5892) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle pours a slightly watery, opaque black with zero head. Aroma is all pumpkin pie, all spice, sweet brown sugar, some fusel alcohol lurking. Flavor is sweet, light chocolate, just straight pumpkin pie. Too sweet, too spiced. A total train wreck.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. dark brown color/ tan head. Big sweet n’ spicy canned pumpkin pie mix aromas. light to medium bodied. Very good pumpkin flesh flavor with sweet pie spices, buttery crust, with a drying deep black roasted malt taste to finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to MaltOMeal: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a thin-lacing wispy off-white head. Aroma of rich sweet caramel toffee, fresh nutmeg spice and black licorice. Starts with a full-bodied chewy sweetness with nice earthy spice and pumpkin flavor with a touch of bittering hops. Finishes with hints of smoke and dark chocolate. A very enjoyable sweet and well-spiced imperial stout.
beerbill (3567) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle thanks to a trade with BMan1113VR. Pours black with a thin-moderate light brown head that lasted through the first two sips and left very little lace. The aroma reminds me much more of a Yankee Candle than a beer and smells like an overspiced ginger snap cookie with extra molasses. The flavor is even more heavily spiced than the aroma would have you believe, which doesn’t seem possible. The mouthfeel is thick and cloying like a glass of prune juice. I normally love pumpkin and spice beers, but this one is just so overdone that I could not finish the glass.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks Buckeyeboy!! - Pours thick and dk brown with a small frothy beige head...aroma is cocoa malt and pumpkin, nicely spiced, cinnamon and allspice...flavour is similar, big and bold in the mouth, heavy chocolate and dk malt, roasted grain, great spice to compliment the heat and the stickiness...really liked this!
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle; thanks to xpimptastikx for the WL bonus bottle; dark brown with thin tan head; gingerbread, cinnamon, ginger and lots of sugary spices; cookies and bread with medium body; wow, so much spice hear that gets to an almost peppery level; malty and bready though with gingerbread being my overall impression of the beer; some more sweetness would help my palate here, but overall a pretty cool beer
RSRIZZO (1899) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2010
2.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2 at winter tasting. Color is black with a very thin tight head. Aroma of nutmeg and spice. This medium body brew lacks in flavor with a touch of spice and a big dirt taste. After taste is hot. Overall I did not like this brew.