SSSteve (3560) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. clear orange/ruby with a medium, frothy, beige head. strong spiced aroma of nutmeg and allspice with some vegetal pumpkin pulp. the smoked malt is surprisingly potent upon first sip. a punch of booze too. load of spices(kind of peppery with heat). hot cimmonins. a pumpkin beer that will definitely wake you up. palate is a bit harsh to me with the loads of spices and abv. i had a fun time drinking this flavorful brew.
gripweed57 (442) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Dark amber color topped by a creamy beige head. Nice smoky roasted malt nose with obvious pumpkin nuances. Hints of molasses and dark rum. Flavor is sweet roasted malt upfront with subtle hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Midtaste is complex malts with smokiness, dried fruits and black pepper. Finish is complex bittersweet with good hop character. This is more about the complex maltiness than the spices. Very tasty indeed!
racecarr98 (24) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not a bad beer, I just wasnít in love with pumpkin taste. It left a weird aftertaste.
matthewgerke (66) - - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap. Poured dark brown, slightly cloudy, with a medium tan head. Different take on a pumpkin beer Ė had all of the classic spice notes (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg) but much more muted than other pumpkin beers. Great balance of the pumpkin flavor and smoky malt. Very drinkable for a high alcohol pumpkin beer.
JFGrind (1780) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber medium bodied ale with spiced aroma, pumpkin flavors and mild bitterness. For the high alcohol content this beer has a plenty oí flavor. Sam Adams has done a good job brewing an Imperial Pumpkin Ale.
beerbastard (609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pumpkin brown. Well balanced aromas of clove, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie like spices. Flavors are similar, well blended with a pleasing sweetness. This has a nice palate. No bitterness with a dry and a lite spicy burn finish. This is a fun beer to drink. This has a dunkel weizen bock quality to it.
Onionkid (349) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Man, lots of pumpkin and spice in the taste and aroma. Hereís the thing...the taste also has a bit of a malty, boozy aspect. The pumpkin is strong but maybe not quite as strong as something called a "double pumpkin" would lead me to believe. Honestly, their regular Harvest Pumpkin Ale may be better as a pure pumpkin ale. But this is solid, the booze adds a lot of character to it, and overall Iím a fan! 8.5% abv.
mullinger1980 (1) - USA - OCT 1, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A different pumpkin beer. Dark fruit and spice. Pumpkin is present, but not over powerful. Spice is not overdone either. This beer almost reminds me of a Belgian strong ale.
mcox90 (1377) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a hint of orange with a one finger beige head. Nice spicey aroma with a "just right" amount of pumpkin scent. Mixed in with the spice is a whiff of alcohol. Pumpkin flavor with dark malt. Gut warming.
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt orange pour, fluffy tan head. Loads of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice in the nose. Flavor is sweet and fluffy, pie crust, pumpkin, spice.