Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: Dark mahogany body that boasts a creamy khaki head that settles to a thin silky layer. Retention was low with minimal lacing.
S: Sweet caramel malt, roast pumpkin, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and pale malts. Sweetness is subdued by an earthy aroma.
T/M: Smoked malt, natural pumpkin without added sweetener, pie crust, aged wood, the above mentioned spices with cinnamon chiming in on the aftertaste. Taste is more natural and spiced than the sweeter nose. Medium-full sticky body with a gentle prickle of carbonation.
O: This reminds me of setting around a camp fire in fall with the smell of pumpkins and spice crackling in the air. The pumpkin is not like your typical artificial pumpkin pie flavored beer but a more roasty and earthy flavor. It’s quite nice and warming.
novice101 (308) - - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark red copper with an off white head that persists, smells so much like pumpkin pie and taste just about the same. Great beer very drinkable, spices are much more noticeable than the pumpkin itself
JMerritt (1940) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Brown red with a large tan head. Mild molasses, nutmeg, brown sugar, cocoa, pumpkin pie aroma. Mildly sweet, earthy flavor with graham crackers, mild yeast, dates, and roasted pumpkin. There is a certain Belgian abt quality to this - at times I nearly forgot I was drinking a pumpkin ale. Moderate alcohol noticeable in finish. Full mouthfeel. A good take on pumpkin ale, though it’s a bit too subtle for a so-called "double" pumpkin ale.
rlgk (17322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, spicy, pumpkin, nutmeg, creamy, cinnamon and ginger. Malty nutmeg flavor, cinnamon, ginger, caramel, peppery, salty, some hay, some herbal notes. Spicy bready finish with cinnamon and ginger. Nicely spiced beer.
ryanfolty (2354) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap September 28, 2013 at ABR. Brown pour with some head. I have seen this at many stores, but never pulled the trigger. Was glad to try it at the event, a very good pumpkin beer.
SamTheBarrel (770) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2014 650 ml bottle, pours a dark opaque mahogany with a medium tan head. A strong spicy complex aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, maple syrup, raisins and muscovado. Tastes similar to the aroma, somewhat sweet with a medium bitterness. Slightly oily texture, soft carbonation and medium-full body. This is my very first pumpkin beer, I have always avoided the style because I don’t like the taste of pumpkin. Fortunately yet again Samuel Adams doesn’t disappoint, this beer is surprisingly tasty, strong and spicy. But definitely share the bottle, the taste quickly becomes too much because of the spiciness.
Onslow (1372) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a 22oz bomber. Deep reddish brown, clear, brew with tan head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices. Taste is an excellent blend of pumpkin, mild spice, roasted malt and fine hops bittering in the end. Is sweet from start to finish, even with the hops, but totally delicious.
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska från Systembolaget. En riktigt god höstöl! Söt som en efterrätt men inte sliskig och dessutom bra beska och lång smak!
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tmongoose (2151) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint nine bottle pours almost a dark brown with off white head and plenty of lacing. The aroma is pumpkin, minor spice and some molasses. The flavor is lots of pumpkin and mild spice and molasses again. Very nice combination. Melds very well together. Does have a solid malt backbone.
bubblehouse (1261) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice taste of pumpkin. Not overpowering for an imperial. Slight after taste. Nice offering