dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a deep black with a large tan/slight orange head. The aromas are pumpkin, cinnamon, and smoke. The flavors are pretty much the same. THis was a very different beer, but I liked it. You really get an alcohol kick from drinking one. Be sure to drink at the rated temperature as it really makes a difference in the flavors! Cheers!
BeerandBlues2 (11974) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle received from Lumpy and shared at RSRIZZO’s winter gathering. Pours dark brown with a medium, fizzy tan head, low retention with fair lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, toffee, nutty malt, sarsaparilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, chocolate, and ginger. It is a mighty struggle to pull this beer away from your nose long enough to drink it. I could smell it all day. It is that damn aromatic. Flavor is sweet caramel, toffee, chocolate, pumpkin, sarsaparilla, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, coconut, and vanilla. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, and dry finish.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, pours thin black with a thin dark tan head. Aroma is full of pumpkin and chocolate notes. Rich smoked peat and rye notes with some chocolate undertones. The pumpkin is light and never in the forefront of the flavors going on. Finishes with some alcohol and a peppery spicing. Nice and interesting.
degbert (1644) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted courtesy of Frank w/ St Arnold’s. Amazing nose, redolent of cardamom, ginger, and other spices. Rich and decadent, incredible pumpkin flavor without tasting overly done. Rich, soft mouthfeel. I used to say that there was only one pumpkin beer worth drinking; now I say there’s two.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 12/8/2009 (Bottle):
Pours a very dark brown color body, almost no head, diminishing. Very spicy, strong sweet pumpkin spices. Very pumpkiny. Dry ashy taste, some spice but only on the aftertaste. Spicy on the front, but not very fruit. Somewhat creamy.
shortamdstout (4) - Alabama, USA - JAN 13, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
i loved this off tap the few times ive had it so much spice just hitting your taste buds even tho i rate it very high i think this is still very young and could use a year to mellow. great brew first good dr release since about 5
Headbanger (3784) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle @ RSRIZZOS 1/10/10 (Courtesy of BeerandBlues2)-Pours a dark brown almost black with a decent head. Aroma of pumpkin, sasparilla, and spices. Taste of pumpkin, chocolate, and root beer. This full bodied brew was not bad but a bit overpowering.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of angrypirate06) Pours a mahogany brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, chocolate, pine, and caramel. Flavor of pumpkin, alcohol, ginger, nutmeg, caramel malt, and cocoa.
Ibrew2or3 (8040) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to ericandersnavy for giving me this at our The Covey tasting. 12oz bottle pours very dark with mahogany edges and very brief dark tan head. The aroma is full up robust Christmas spices and rich holiday spiced pastries. I get a snoot full of cinnamon moving toward all spice, pumpernickel, ginger snap cookies and bright deep red cherry hard candy. The taste is just as robust as the nose with a barrel full of cinnamon and all spice sliding into ginger bread man cookies and pumpernickel. There’s a modest slick undercurrent of malt to molasses like sweetness. I’d love to sample this with a few years on it. It is a tad too bright today. Thanks Eric.
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11.. pours brown black with offwhite head. aroma of clove/allspice/pumpkin pie. some nutmeg. flavor is sharp at first, ashy sweet dark chocolate, cocoa powder. palate is medium. interesting beer.