chinchill (1261) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Pours clear, dark amber color with a modest tan head. A small amount of sediment lurking at the bottom of the bottle was added to the pour.
Despite plenty of pie spices, the pumpkin shines thru as well. More spicy in the flavor and feel than in the nose, particular the cinnamon component. Perhaps due to a richer malt base, even with rather bold spicing this pumpkin is not over-spiced. Those not liking cinnamon probably will disagree; this has enough cinnamon to, I think, add a slight burn to the feel. Still, very nice mix of flavors.
O: very similar to the Whole Hog Pumpkin I had a couple of days ago in both profile and overall quality. These are among the best pumpkins Iíve tried, and clearly the best of the 5 Iíve had over the past 3 days. More clove in the Schlafly; slight preference for the Whole Hog.
EamonTheGreat (65) - USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing pumpkin ale. Not too sweet or heavy. Well balanced pumpkin ale great for October.
trujahwarrior (460) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Elysian GPBF 2013 5oz. pour. Pours a dark amber color with a thin off white head that leaves light lacing. smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. with good carbonation. Pretty solid imperial pumpkin ale. One of the better ones on the market. Great pumpkin pie flavors. Glad I was finally able to try this after hearing great things.
jcartamdg (1592) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber brown with no head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices, brown sugar and caramel. Taste is spices, pumpkin and brown sugar. Solid pumpkin beer and Iím not even a huge fan of the style.
GL2814 (340) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great pumpkin beer, really capturing the flavor of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices that can often be muted in a pumpkin beer. Really satisfying and perfect for the fall.
madmitch76 (13007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
19th May 2013
Hazy deep amber beer, thin cream coloured head. Cloves on the snout. Palate is crispy and fairly dry. Sharp minerals. Very sweet pumpkin and sweet cloves. Touch of lactose. Dry crisp finish. A pretty sweet pumpkin beer!
tgncc (2612) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím thinking I have an infected bottle somehow. The aroma is spicy, slightly spunky, slight toasted malt, apple. The appearance is an attractive deep copper, thin off-white head. The flavor is strong apple, some pumpkin, some nutmeg and cinnamon. Odd. The finish is sweet, tart apple, spicy. This is a relatively highly rated pumpkin ale. I enjoyed this, but it seems off somehow.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pumpkin aroma with a reddish amber pour. Medium mouthfeel with big pumpkin taste. Spices come through cleanly and this is very drinkable for having such a big taste.
BrewBoxer (1708) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark cloudy town color. Lots of nutmeg, cinnamon and spice. Taste almost artificial in the beginning but the booze balances it out. Decent
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jow (1816) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to enjoy game 3 sox rays. Pours orange brown with rich nose of pumpkin pie. Tastes of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg in good proportion. Pumpkin pie filling and malt. Hint of alcohol on finish. Really tasty pumpkin beer