badhack (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown red with a head that does’t last long. Scent is pumpkin and bitter hops. Hoppy on the tongue and soft, with roasted pumpkin, light malt and a touch of smokiness that makes this a different beer from their regular pumpkin ale. It is fairly well rounded however I would have preferred a less hoppy beer.
jjgmd (1409) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an orange brown color with a small head. Nose is spicy and sweet. Taste is full of spice, including of course pumpkin, all spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. This pumpkin ale is not overwhelmingly sweet, very well balanced. Carbonation is soft and texture medium. Finishes delightfully well. A top pumpkin ale ... nothing but pure alchemy!! Quaff Score 9 / 10 Happy Halloween !
zgaier (1365) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark orange with an off white head and pleasant aroma of pumpkins and spices. Taste is of strong pumpkin, spices, cinnamon, and nutmeg, while well balanced with a nice, smooth finish. Delicious pumpkin brew to enjoy on Halloween, tasty and full of flavor with lots of pumpkin.
IrishBoy (3824) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on my Halloween birthday at Imbibe. Nose is spicy cloves and nutmeg, brown sugar, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Clear copper amber with a big biege head. Flavor is cloves, nutmeg, pumpkin, with light sweetness and bitterness.
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: deep, clear, dark russet with two fingers of creamy, frothy khaki head. Aroma: pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, hint of peanut butter and chicory. Flavor: legit taste of pumpkin pie, with strong notes of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and scotch. Finish: sweet, with a surprising hint of astringency and lingering notes of toasted pumpkin seeds. Notes: Exactly as advertised - a rich pumpkin beer. Big and sweet, with well-done flavors. While I’m just not much of a pumpkin beer fan, I have to acknowledge this as an excellent one.
jtclockwork (8241) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber. Off white head. Nose and taste of molasses, pumpkin, spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Thick body.
Gachupines (885) - USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber with a thick tan head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice and roasted malt. Flavor is intense pumpkin followed by the natural pumpkin pie spices. Very well rounded and nice smoky malt that balances out the sweetness quite well. This is one of the stronger pumpkin beers I’ve had this fall.
dlovell2 (735) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark copper color with thick tan head. Pumpkin pie spice aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Smooth creamy feel. Caramel malt flavors and pumpkin spice. Nice.
wxman (1417) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear pale amber with a decent white head. Has a cinnamon and sweet malt taste, but not much if any pumpkin. Pretty good.
rxeight (1294) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Dark copper orange. Lots of spice packed into this one. Cinnamon, nutmeg. pumpkin is there but not as prevelant as most. Covered up by all the spices and underlying booze. Not to big on all the pumpkin beers but this is probably the best. Which suprised my because I usually find sam adams to be fairly comprimised.