Ernesto987 (3664) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Bottle thanks to dak, thanks! Sweet and spicey, strong very strong and boozy, pumpkin fades quick
sjohnny (365) - - DEC 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pumpkin, spice, sweet veggie aroma. Pours an almost black mahogany with a thin quickly fading dark brown head. Boozy, spicy, smooth. Dry very slightly bitter finish. This is a really nice beer.
MacBoost (1249) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Black pour, no head. Aromas of piles of autumn spices. Crusty pie. Taste is sweet pumpkin and spices. Finishes sweet with a lingering spice finish. Not my thing. High boost though.
xBEERxNOLA (71) - - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance - pours black. Not jet black.
Aroma - pronounced cinnamon. Very forward smelling.
Mouth - silky and low carb. Mild flavor.
Taste - nice smooth pumpkin with cinnamon and spice. Best pumpkin to date. Silky. Not even close to compare other pumpkins to this in my opinion. Balanced flavor. Tastes more like pumpkin and less like a beer with pumpkin added if that makes sense.
Overall - excellent seasonal. Not a session but one bomber split is good. I like this.
jerseyjohn71 (169) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
go pumkinator,,,,,, smooth , strong , [HIC] , toast, roasty, caramel, resin, herbs, spruce, spicy, good motor oil 10w- 40 w/ spices, leather, earthy, alcohol, butterscotch, cough drop, licorice, ginger, clove, soy sauce, vanilla, raisin, red, black, tan foam, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, umami, full body, creamy, oily feel, slick feel, thick feel, lively, fizzy, long finish, spicy-good, JUST THINK BEER - EGG NOG!!!!!!!
vtafro (3217) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Cinnamon and spice aromas. Flavor is pumpkin chocolate and cinnamon.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light black, three finger tan head.
Smell faded pumpkin spice and a bit of roast
Taste creamy, bit of vanilla and pumpkin spices, bit bitter, light coco roast
Lighter bodied for an imperial stout
Decent, probably better fresh.
TheAlum (5672) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle shared at Fear Tuesday Tasting (Downers Grove, IL). Pours a deep brownish hue, deep and dark middle with touches of brownish carmelized malt hues. Some frothy tannish head dies to a small ring. Small and mellow lacing. Aromas are richly spicy, pumpkin and cinnamon, gentle carmelized malt. Gentle cocoa, firm cinnamon really grows, assertive with mellow ginger, touches of toast and caramel. Initial is medium bodied, a rich assertive cinnamon and piespice element. Graham cracker, ginger, cinnamon and gentle brown sugar. Dry and spicy, a smaller body is a bit spritzy. Middle is a touch bready and carmelized, firm spiciness keeps going. Backend is dry, spicy, and a bit carmelized, biscuity and lingering brown sugar. And mellow sweetness. Quite dry and spicy as we round the corner, touches of ginger and toast. Solid, but overly spiced and a bit messy.
Concealer (748) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours dark brown, with a red tinge, close to black with a foamy brown head that lasts around the edges. Aromas of pumpkin, caramel, chocolate, nutmeg, and light vanilla. Flavor is sweet caramel, malt, chocolate, and vanilla with light coffee, nutmeg and pumpkin. Medium to full body, warm finish.
Beaver (1282) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is roasted chocolate malts with some perfumey pumpkin spice and some vegetal pumpkin.
The flavor is sweet roasted chocolate malts with a lot of pumpkin spicing (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) and some dark fruit, molasses and alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a nice imperial pumpkin porter/stout.