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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle from friend who bought n Seattle. Reminded me to drink once Seattle beat Niners. Dark brown to black with tannish brown hean. Great small bubble carbonation with pumpkin spice aroma. Favor same as aroma..,...pretty darn good.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jwtinn01 (34) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Black ruby pour with great palate feel. Smell is exactly on point with what I expected. Taste is on point with an amazing fall,pumpkin beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2349) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2013
What the hell is this thing! Crazy spicy and sweet. Reminds me a bit of those old people archway molasses cookies. Nutmeg, molasses, pumpkin, sugar, and the beetus. Call Wilford Brimley cause i need some DTS.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernesto987 (3768) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 11, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Bottle thanks to dak, thanks! Sweet and spicey, strong very strong and boozy, pumpkin fades quick

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjohnny (383) - - DEC 3, 2013
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.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
MacBoost (1323) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
xBEERxNOLA (72) - - NOV 28, 2013
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerseyjohn71 (185) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
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!!!!!!!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3563) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Cinnamon and spice aromas. Flavor is pumpkin chocolate and cinnamon.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2012 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.


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