racecarr98 (35) - 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 wasn’t in love with pumpkin taste. It left a weird aftertaste.
matthewgerke (67) - - 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 – 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 (1925) - 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 o’ flavor. Sam Adams has done a good job brewing an Imperial Pumpkin Ale.
beerbastard (807) - 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 (371) - 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. Here’s 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 I’m 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 (1718) - 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 (10346) - 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.
scarletfire65 (1149) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma and flavor of canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Solid sweet malty base carries it well. A bit of warming alcohol on the finish. One of the better pumpkin ales.
queenholly (3580) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Malty pumpkin and subtle pumpkin spices aroma. Clear amber with a small ivory head, moderate lacing. Smoky malty pumpkin, pumpkin spices, and alcohol flavor. Medium body.