smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderate bar-poured head, but it dies very quickly to near nothingness. The beer is ruby brown, but light does pass easily. Appears clear. No lace.
Strong cinnamon with a lighter pumpkin smell.
Starts off as a homebrewed brown ale but there is smokiness that shows up quickly and lasts through the aftertaste. Thick body, almost oily; high carbonation. I don’t sense "pumpkin" per se, but this may be because the beer doesn’t match the typical pumpkin pie profile. I applaud this. Overall, I like the complexity.
olsvammel (3034) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Spicy smell with cinnamon, feels christmasy. Sweet and spicy taste. Allot of spices in this which I recon bothers allot of drinkers, I think it slightly over the top, but still very drinkable.
Beerenberger (1425) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
(A bomber from Ken) Pumpkin and all the typical (and appropriate) spices greet the nose. A clear maghogny pour with thin tan head and minimal to no lacing. The taste is overall sweet yet spicy. Pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger with some graininess in the finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Slick mouthfeel. Overall, a nicely brewed pumpkin ale.
HuskerTan (489) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Pumpkin, alcohol, spices.
A- Mahogany color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Pumpkin, alcohol, cinnamon, spices.
P- Medium body, average texture, high carbonation, spiced finish.
O- A strong pumpkin beer. The 8.5% abv is a welcome plus, but it’s got a little too much spice that outweighs the pumpkin tones.
_angst_ (2757) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Temporary rating. At some point I might re-write this.
Clear deep brownish ruby red, frothy golden head, slow diss,
Spicy, malty, biscuits, sweet bread, allspice, nutmeg, pumpkin, hay, dry soil, black pepper corn, burnt sugar, sweet condensed milk, pie crust,
Very sweet, spicy, malty, pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, sweet bread, caramel, burnt sugar, hay, dry wood, black pepper corns, corn bread, pie crust, spongecake, tiny alcohol,
Sticky sweet, slightly cloying, tiny spicy astringent, tiny boozy, medium.
sweet, tiny bitter, sweet bread, caramel, pie crust, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, hay,
Quite good, had expected less, but too spicy for me…
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Clear mahogany-amber with a huge fairly lasting beige-tan fizzy/foamy head. Aroma is big pumpkin spice and mild ceral malt, some alchohol. Taste follows, some cucumber, which is weird. Average body, astringent, solid carbonation, longish spicy dry finish. Damned good.
stefannilssons (1458) - SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Det här var rätt okej, men kryddningen blir lite för påträngande mot bottnen av flaskan. Kroppen var okej och balansen likaså, smaken bar toner av halm, nejlika och pumpa.
Slubgob (183) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber into water glass. Sweet pumpkin and typical lyre slice nose. Very nice dark orange. Inn the mouth pleasantly pumpkin with food and not overwhelming spice. A bit of sweetness.Finishes with more prominent pumpkin and a bit of spice. Good version of a style that’s too often over spiced.
brewballs (190) - USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at the Big Hops Growler a few months back and didn’t think too much of it. I bought a bottle of it before I went to that even and thought maybe when I popped it open for Thanksgiving Day it would be a waste of money. I was wrong. It has a dark hue, unlike other pumpkin brews I have seen. Smooth head. Notes of cinnamon and other sweet spices. The pumpkin is more stark in this one. It contrasts the bitterness of the pumpkin with a sweet, molasses flavor. Mellow wash down. Actually quite a good brew. Excellent seasonal beer!
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours a brownish dark amber color with a medium tan head that leaves good lacing. Smells of pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and smoked malt. Tastes of the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with good carbonation. Pretty good Imperial pumpkin ale nice pumpkin pie flavor with a touch of smokiness. Will be having some again next year for sure.