CObiased (102) - - OCT 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into a crystal wine glass. Great amber color with a medium creamy head. The aroma is full of pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg and light cinnamon. The mouthfeel is rich, creamy, effervescent and grippy. However, the flavor is seriously lacking and muted. All fluff and no follow through. Disappointing
muleassadam (3) - Cheektowaga, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love the combination of the East Kent Goldings and Friggles very flavorful with a uniquely pleasant finish
radio_nowhere (1057) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into tulip glass, clear deep ruby amber with minimal light tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice) and caramel malt. Taste adds notes of light chocolate, graham cracker, ginger, faint salt, molasses and some fruity/earthy hop bitterness. Heavy body, low carbonation, sticky with roasty pie spices lingering on the finish. It’s a heavy pumpkin ale, tasty for the cool weather coming.
Tommynh (70) - - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gold/red color with a thick scent and rich taste, you can taste the pumpkin/allspice/cinnamon in the mix and its a nice fall drink
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bth122 (1326) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big bottle. Pours a beautiful mahogany amber. Full head. Nice aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin. Medium heavy body. Chewy texture. Light sweetness. Light bitter. Good stuff. But not nearly as good as ST Pumpking.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
junon (428) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like it. Although its a palate killer. You either have to drink this all night or only the end of the night.
uoffgator (49) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Listen. Around this time of year I make it a point to buy, try and experience Pumpkin ales. They allow me to be thrown into the fall season with a sense of nostalgia and comfort one would usually associate with ones favorite time of year. Although a good beer, I have to compare it with other pumpkin ales one would, snap your fingers for and say "yep, that's a pumpkin ale. Fall is here!" This is not that beer. I get pumpkin ales, I've bread pumpkin ales, I understand what it takes to make one with real pumpkin (of which they did)! BUT, I would not buy this if I wanted to feel, think and experience what it means to drink a pumpkin ale. More like a heavy American ale with rich malty caramel notes. No real pumpkin spice, not real pumpkin feel. When comparing it to the genre, I have to grade this low. That's what I'm comparing it to in my rating.
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really didn’t like the taste, perhaps a little watered down but ive had better fall brews
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from the bottle into a cup. Pours a dark brown with a medium sized foamy tan head. Aroma consists of malt, pumpkin, spices, and yeast. Taste is salty with emphasis on the pumpkin. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth feel. I did not like this one like I thought I would. Very mediocre beer
Darkmagus82 (1957) - - SEP 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-4-13-
Poured from bottle into a snifter glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep ruby/mahogany color bordering on brownish. Upon pouring there is a one-half inch finger of tan colored head. The head fades over a moderate amount of time leaving a decent level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass and a good level of bubbly persistent foam on the surface of the brew.
Smell – The aroma has lots of roasted pumpkin with a good deal of brown sugar and toffee sweetness. Along with these aromas, are some lighter spice aromas of nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. A little bit of a bready aroma and a small amount of roasted nut are there as well.
Taste –The taste begins with a sweet caramel and toffee flavor mixed with a good dose of smooth roasted pumpkin. The sweetness is much more then I was anticipating from the nose, with the roasted pumpkin being much less. Spice flavors are present from the start, with flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice all present. For the most part the spice remains at a rather low level with the nutmeg and cinnamon flavors increasing a bit more toward the end. Some light bitter nutty and earthy flavors come to the tongue at the end, balancing out the sweetness a bit. Along with this, so too comes some alcohol flavors, which in the end when mixed with the rest, leave a nice warming and moderately sweet pumpkin pie flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thicker and chewier body are rather nice for the sweeter pumpkin flavors of the brew and make it a rather nice slow sipper.
Overall – A rather tasty pumpkin ale. It’s a little on the sweeter side for an imperial pumpkin ale, but is still balanced in many respects, as it has a good blend of booze, spice, and pumpkin to tame the sweet. Overall a rather enjoyable drinker.