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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1592) - 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 (482) - 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 (5649) - 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 (233) - , 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 (347) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14425) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23228) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (7706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
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 :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15094) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (362) - Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2015
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.

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