kassner (1385) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2011 On tap at Galexy Hut in Arlington.. Dark Copper but the bar is dark too.. Slightly cloudy and no head or lacing . sweet but to be expected and full of spices with just a little pumpkin, but much better that the dash of spices usually put in. Some lighter fruits like pears in the first taste and dates later with a clean finish for something with this much suger.
10/2011 visited this mecca again
dlovell2 (947) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with white head. Cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla aromas. Malty flavor with cinnamon and nutmeg and pumpkin and vanilla.
theisti (3320) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz goblet at the Schlafly Bottleworks in St Louis, Missouri. Pour is brown amber copper, slight haze, more or less no head. Aroma is spiced nutmeg, cinnamon, a touch of the pumpkin. Taste is pretty heavily spiced, nutmeg mostly, followed behind by pumpkin and a touch toasty malt. Certainly a pumpkin beer, perhaps more heavy handed than I prefer. It is very fresh and clean tasting. Palate is medium to heavy bodied, spritzy carbonation, spiced lingering aftertaste. Overall, really nice version of a style I am not usually crazy about.
HopKitty (59) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is amberish, translucent, no head or lacing- looks like a flat watered-down cherry coke. Aroma is of carrot cake. Flavor is of carrot cake ice cream soup. 6 pack from Moon Wine and Spirits.
Rustyham (1748) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of caramelized sugar, honey-baked ham, brown sugar, maple, and of course pumpkin pie. Color is flat translucent deep amber, flavor is spicy and hot, pumpkin, butternut squash, not very vegetal. I think it could use a little aging to mellow out the alcohol. 6 pack from Moon Wine and Spirits.
keepersj12 (2785) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice version with a clear amber and small head. The aroma is autumn in momís kitchen with a roast chicken and pumpkin pie. The flavor is similar with the spices not overpowering. It has a nice bit of burn to it. Nice on those cool Fall nights.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this one a bit sweet at first but leaving it in the fridge for a couple of weeks has mellowed it out very well. Medium bodied with little to no head on the pour, but has a nice crisp mouth feel for a pumpkin beer. I can smell nutmeg, cloves, orange peel, raisins, and slight pumpkin pie in there as well. I can taste the pumpkin first and foremost mixing in with the cinnamon and nutmeg. I can also taste slight ginger and cloves mixing in as well. Great beer I highly recommend it.
bmcginni (20) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from Whole Foods. Pours a deep amber brown with no head. Initial aroma is not pleasant-very metallic. Eases as it warms to reveal a light sweetness over the spice, dominated by clove. Bit of zip, presumably from the cinnamon. Taste is spice up front, then yielding to an unpleasant off aftertaste. Just seems like this beer hasnít come together yet (label notes a bottling of Aug 24, 2010). Overly carbonated and thin. Not going down easy. Not great. While I love the arrival of all the pumpkin and autumn beers, they just rarely seem to live up to the excitement. Pass.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a nice autumn maple with small head. aroma is all spice and pumpkin pie with a hint of clove. mouthful starts out nice and pumpkin pie like then is dominated by clove. there is room for improvement by simple backing of the clove thing..
MaBeer1972 (1374) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice color - deep amber. Aroma is full of sweet pumpkin, spice and malts. Flavor is quite chewey, good and pumpkin, but perhaps a tad bit too sweet. Spices are wonderful though.