MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is dark copper brown with some orange. Light foam. Transparent. Looks good. Nose is of spice and pumpkin. Tastes of ginger bread and pumpkin. Some cinnamon and other spices. Pretty good.
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, sold as Double Jack. Pours a deep amber with thin quickly settling off white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is is pumpkin, all spice, nutmeg, and sweet, quite inviting. Flavor is moderate pumpkin, sweet, with a pleasant spice finish. Mellow pumpkin pie, very enjoyable. Moderate carbonation, medium light body, and mildly crisp texture. A very enjoyable pumpkin ale, intense, juicy, spicy and satisfying.
EtTuCthulhu (1356) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My 22 oz. bottle from Batch No. 2 smells strongly of pumpkin, ginger, and caramel malts and pours a clear burnt orange color with a large off-white head. The taste is mildly sour, slightly sweet, and slightly umami, which is a very nice blend of flavors, and the mouthfeel combines a medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture, and a spice-filled finish with just a little too much ginger in it.
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber at bottle shop with Patrick. Aroma is airy light pumpkin. Taste is red ale pumpkin gourd malt. Finish is medium quick. Okay, wouldn't buy another bottle, maybe draft.
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch #2 Pours dark amber with a khaki head. Aroma is pie spice. Flavor is sweet caramel, lots of pumkin pie spice, and a good bit of bitterness.
UDBeernut (2142) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ahh yes, the annual pumpkin onslaught continues with this brew. mahogany hue capped by a quick foam head that reduces into some lacing. nose has some quick spice. taste is quick sweetness mulled over by cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice that lingers past finish. body is light and a bit of a bummer.
mjg74 (2787) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from BevMo. Deep ruby in color. Nose is spiced with the typical seasonal spices. Flavor is somewhat sweet. A bit of nutmeg, well quite a bit. Taste is pretty much on par with other beers of this sort. A little boozier than most.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. 7/25/13. Pours a deep and cloudy red-brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, all-spice, banana, vanilla, molasses. Taste is surprisingly aggressive, strong, bitter; pumpkin, alcohol, some berries, strong bitterness (pumpkin rind?), hint of smoke, cinnamon, nutmeg; finish is a lingering fruit peel bitterness. Some nice lacing. Medium carbonation; full, chewy mouth feel. There’s a lot of bitterness here that I haven’t found in other pumpkin beers. I don’t particularly enjoy it here. Definitely loses some taste points for that. Great aroma, really nice appearance. Certainly not terrible but also not fantastic.
chinchin (15) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2013 Fat Jack pours mahogany brown and gives off a nice red hue when held up to the light. Two fingers of biscuit colored head gives off an impressive aroma of nutmeg, malt, and the advertised big orange gourd. The first sip reveals an intense bright creamy body followed by an enjoyable warming effect. Big flavor with notes of fall spices, fruit, caramel, and lots of pumpkin. The finish has mild floral notes with a dominant pumpkin end. If its pumpkin you want, its pumpkin you get with this brew.
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dirty, reddish brown.with an off white head. Smell is nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Taste is sweet nutmeg, hint of vanilla and cinnamon with a big pumpkin taste in the end with a big malty body and medium carbonation. Would be better with the sweetness toned down and not letting the nutmeg over power. Overall a good outing for Sam Adams.