jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from my buddy Pete! Dark chocolate combines w/ spices and pumpkin. Extremely boozy/hot. Enjoyable but seems a bit messy and unrefined. Hopefully time will mellow this thing out and blend the rough edges.
BeerRenter76 (291) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally rated on 11/4/14. After a few years i finally got 2 bombers.. This smells EXACTLY like pumpkin pie with the crust to the almost over baked stage, i really dont notice any of the stout aromas. Flavor is about the same well done crust, the spice to stout ratio is excellent, the spices are well balanced not over or underwhelming. The alcohol is well hidden and some stout qualities coming out. Overall probably the best pumpkin beer yet, I tried Wasatche’s Black O’ Lantern earlier this year, for me its a toss up between the two.
Rasmus40 (13904) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting as Divine Reserve #9. Hazy very dark brow with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, caramel, pumpkin and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 200615
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@fonefan. More or less black colour, small brown head. Aroma is spicy, some pumpkin, a bit sourish wooden notes too. Flavour is ripe fruits, pumpkin spices, some alcohol and mild burning notes.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
35,5 cl bottle @ Sankt Hans Tasting, Ulfborg as "Reserve #9"
Aroma has christmasy spices, licorice and pumpkin. Flavour has gingerbread, licorice, some coffee and mild ginger tones. Nice and christmasy :)
saxo (14844) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is close to black. Aroma and taste are pumpkin pie, vanilla, nutmeg, roast malt, chocolate and hops. Nice bitter finish.
coachd (322) - Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 edition. Roasty pumpkin pie spice aroma. I’m also getting some anise and baker’s chocolate. Smells more stout than pumpkin beer. Pours a very dark brown with a tiny sprinkle of tan foam. Tastes spicy and slightly boozy. Very slight pumpkin flavor in the aftertaste. I am not getting any of the hop bitterness from the description, but I am not missing it. As it warms it gets more chocolatey. The palate should be stronger. Even as I am judging it as an imperial stout (a much tougher category), I think it holds up well. Very drinkable and delicious.
Sammy (9538) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the brewery. Is first and seriously so. Syrupy chocolate is. Good pumpkin spice, skp the actual pumpkin part.
suprchunk (2607) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown, almost black pour. Small off white head. No lacing. Big pumpkin aroma with pie notes. Clove and cinnamon. Taste is cinnamon up front followed by way too much ginger and clove. Way too much.
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 02-18-2013 at Saint Arnold B.C. (2011 Version) This bottled beer has a small tan head that has a long retention, semi-transparent brown body, very little carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is pumpkin, sweet, cinnamon, spicy, gingerbread, and roasted, caramel malt. This beer’s flavor is pumpkin pie, gingerbread, cinnamon, sweet, spicy, and has a dry finish. This beer is medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable and has a very enjoyable flavor. It is well worth trying.
HeadyDE (592) - Delaware, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle at tasting..pours a dark caramel color with minimal head as expected..nose is big time pumpkin pie presence..with pumpkin all spice..caramel apple..really nice nose all around..probably mellowed out a bit with a few years..the pumpkin is very nicely done here with just the right amount of pumpkin..feels like this spent some time mellowing in a barrel? overall cant imagine a better pumpkin offering than this..not a gigantic pumpkin guy but this is quite well done..happy to try...