Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a single 22 oz bomber from Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a clear dark brownish copper with a thick creamy off-white head that has some excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, a hint of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and ginger. Taste is full bodied, malty with more pumpkin and caramel malt than aroma, a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Finish is semi-sweet, thick texture with a mild spice and pumpkin aftertaste. Definitely a hearty sandwich and a pumpkin pie meal in a bottle.
OminouSC2 (452) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color. A lot of spicy aromas, pumpkin, fruits, ginger. Sweet taste of pumpkin and spices.
TygrKat (6) - - JUN 12, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a pint bottle. Pours very dark brown. Smells like pumpkin purée. Tastes and aftertastes like pumpkin pie. Very enjoyable, smooth pumpkin beer.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark golden amber with fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruits, spice, and cinnamon. Flavors of pumpkin, caramel, all spice, nutmeg.
MadRobin (2815) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Hazy, dark amber-brown with a 1-finger khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, toffee, nutmeg, pumpkin fruit and pie spices.
Taste of caramel, ginger, pumpkin fruit, pie spices and sweet potatoes.
Medium/full body and high/medium carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chinchill (4271) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle with a very well designed label. Marked as 8.5% ABV.
This pours clear but dark, red-brown, with a decent bone-colored head. This soon reduces to a ring that leaves minimal lacing.
Aroma: caramel; dark bread, vanilla and surprisingly light spicing.
Flavor: For those of us who often find pumpkin beers over-spiced but who do not object in principle to the addition of such spices, this pumpkin ale hits the proper spicing level: The well chosen and balanced mix of spices is both obvious and light enough to let the underlying ale shine. There’s even a nice pumpkin note here that has none of the unfortunate vegetative characteristics found in some other pumpkin ales. Lightly sweet with hints of fruitcake and mild booziness.
Mouthfeel: Slick and smooth, the body is medium-full and well (light-medium) carbonated.
Overall: an outstanding pumpkin beer; certainly one of the best I’ve tried.
gpekar (494) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a very dark copper amber with a tall creamy khaki head. The aroma was very good with scents of caramel malt, toffee, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spices. The beer had a slightly creamy texture and good fall flavors. Nice caramel malt sweetness, nutmeg, pumpkin pie and a hint of cloves. There was a nice background hop bite that came along in the middle. There was a nice alcohol warmth coming through on the finish, but the 8.5% Alc was well hidden in the flavor.
Stampion (238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not my favorite. Pours a dark brown. Smells of falls spiced. Tasted of pumpkin and heavy on the spiced. Sweet aftertaste. Good but not great.
HopTsing (565) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pumpkin, yuck... Too bad you can’t have two word ratings because I think that about sums it up for me.
tia (1737) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Warning, old bottle.... Reddish light brown with creamy head. Smells of spice and pumpkin. Lots of spice in the flavor. Not bad, but not my favorite style.
SteveOrz85 (215) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber served in tulip. Two finger head with significant lacing. Aroma is malty with notes of pumpkin and common fall spices. Taste is lightly sweet with malty notes of pumpkin and spice. Medium bodied beer with average carbonation. Smooth finish. Overall good, enjoyable pumpkin ale.