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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.


   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Very sweet with a good dose of nutmeg and noticeably spicy mouthfeel. Gingerbread and cocoa flavours. Rich and interesting pumpkin brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1357) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2016
Brown with amber edges....flimsy head. Aroma of cinnamon and clove. Big taste but a little too much potpourri for me. Finish with more clove.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (1160) - , Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
FINALLY got to taste this long time want. on draft. was colder than the suggested 50 degrees; that combined with crappy senses and a head cold means I got no aroma (in a bar also) which sux. In taste I honestly didn’t get pumpkin or spice - beer was probably too cold, but the base of this beer is a great stout - chocolate malts are the backbone; sweetness from the pumpkin works nicely; nice heavy palate with light carbonation and hops; will hunt down again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5632) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
GABF 2015. Black beer, white head. This is really good, sweet, pumpkin pie spices, nutmeg and cinnamon. The grain is heavily roasted which compliments it well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (1254) - Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with tan head. Nose and taste is cinnamon, allspice and some roast. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2801) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Pitch black in color, light tan head... Aroma of pumpkin spices, peppers, cinnamon, nutmeg... Flavor is pumpkin spice heavy, light peppery notes on palate... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2715) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Draft pour at the Great Pumpkin beer fest. Pouring 6 oz of these beers, so this is a fest I will be returning too. Especially if they are putting beers like this one. Pours black with no head. Huge pumpkin pie aroma and flavor. A little chai. Big cinnamon. Solid stout with an overwhelming pumpkin. If you dig pumpkin, look no further.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
delnoche (503) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - SEP 6, 2015
1pt 6fl oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Dark brown and cloudy with about one finger tan head. Aroma is pumpkin, toasted malt, and candy. First taste is very sweet, turns toasty, then settles into a a bittersweet alcoholic richness. Interesting brew but perhaps a bit too sweet for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
spicy viniøse aroma,black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, viniøse very spicy cake finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlandersNed (393) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2015
22oz bottle. Holding up nicely! Like a pumpkin pie blended with a stout. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (719) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
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.

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