Lupulucid (185) - - OCT 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pumpkinator 2013 - This is an insanely intense pumpkin stout. Pumpkin expression is over the top, but beer still contributes to character. Malt adds complexity and hops provide structure. This adds some balance and complexity without softening the intensity of pumpkin expression. Go big or go home isn’t a bad philosophy when brewing pumpkin beer.
olr1984 (844) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours an extremly dark brown almost black with zero head. big pumpkin and caramel taste
Beerman6686 (3773) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a nice ink black color with a small tan head. Araomw as of choolate, roast, pumpkin flesh and mild spices. Flavor was nice fudge and roasty stout, with lots of vegetal pumpkin notes, and only mild spices to follow. A great pumpkin stout and way better than warlock.
stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
First off I must say this. The bottle was sitting on its side on the way home and leaked from the cap. Quality control issues here. Beer pours a dark root beer color. Fortunately still carbonated even though the cap had issues. Aromas of McCormick pumpkin pie spice and not much else. Taste is slightly acidic and very dry with pumpkin and booze finishing off on the palate. I checked the other two bottles I also bought and the caps had the same issue. I popped them and grabbed my bottle capper and put new caps on them. I will be writing the brewery about this. Would have gotten a higher rating but the a idiot is definitely from some oxidation. I would check your bottles rb’ians. 2013 vintage
scootpolute (9) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I can see why my beverage ’bro’ (who would like to remain anonymous for the ’solid’ he did for me) saved me one of these and demanded that I have one (so much so he let me take it for free, on Scout’s honor that I would pay later) before anyone else got their hands on it! Is it worth over $10-12 bucks for a 22ozs. bomber, YES!!!...This would an awesome beer to conclude holiday party...after the keg dies, or majority of the people are gone...anyone who ’busts’ 2-3 of ’these’ out for the last few around would be considered the rock star of the year!!!...btw, I cracked my favorite pint-cone (Magic-Hat, Burlington, VT) while enjoying this one...OKIE, enough of the gab...here’s the ’REAL’ deal:
ben4321 (3471) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Spec’s - Galleria, 10/16/13, as Saint Arnold 2013 Pumpkinator Imperial Pumpkin Stout
Aroma: The nose is full of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, with some roasted malts, and vanilla
Appearance: It pours an opaque brown-black color with a small brown head and drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same, lots of seasonal spice to go along with roasted and sweet malts
Palate: The body is medium-full, it has a very smooth, creamy feel, and a soft carbonation
First off, I quite like the name. Secondly, this is a pretty nice beer. There’s quite a bit of pumpkin spice, but there’s enough other stuff going on to balance it out. I can see why this is so well regarded, it is a pretty quality brew.
UncleKorm (582) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber bottle poured clear brown hue. Huge pumpkin aroma spiced. Sweet w/ light bitter. Tastes is pumpkin pie.
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Homer321 (891) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to djd07. Pous with minimal to no head. Deep, dark brown. Almost black. Nose is full of nutmeg and clove. Taste is the same with some underlying malt sweetness. A noticeable alcohol warming in the finish. Semisweet finish, not cloying at all. Enjoyable, but a but big for my pref.
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XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GABF 2013, big pumpkin spice, nutmeg, taste is big cinnamon and some booze, really nice pumpkin beer.
kmweaver (3204) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ GABF. Pours a deep, dark cola-brown color; huge light-tan head with great retention and lacing. Plenty of cinnamon and nutmeg in the nose; spice forward. Dense, exceptionally assertive for a pumpkin beer: layers of raisins and other dried dark fruits; some warmth as well; a bit of overt alcohol is one of the main detractors, along with the excess of spice; cinnamon, nutmeg, and fruity alcohol; complex, if a touch coarse.