Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pleasant surprise. Aroma of fresh baked pumpkin cookies: vanilla, oak, pumpkin spice, and cookie dough. Pours hazy orange with a big frothy head. Taste is dominantly spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice with nice vanilla oak, caramel, and malt. Some lingering bourbon and pumpkin spice. Nice warm and smooth mouthfeel. This is far better than their normal pumpkin offering.
baraciisch (1969) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had side by side with non-BBA version... Actually liked this less... Color is deep burnt copper... Aroma is strongly cedarwood, spices, bourbon, with decent amount of cinnamon, nutmeg spice notes...flavor is bourbon whiskey, vanilla, oak, light pumpkin spices and lots of cedar... Very spicy finish... Decent at best
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
UDBeernut (1822) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 bottle from the local wine and moar.cork pops off with nary a pffft. pours slighly muddy looking orange amber, quick fizz from a off white head. bourbon, vanillla, oak, cinnamon in nose. taste adds some nutmeg, vanilla is not as noticable. light bourbon and oak finish. medim body, light carbonation.
John25 (630) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark hazy amber, no head. Aroma is oak barrel and bourbon with cinnamon, vanilla and pumpkin spice. The taste follows adding somewhat heavy sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Full bodied with a creamy texture, very low carbonation, and a long warm boozy finish. Overall, this is much better than I expected with huge bourbon barrel notes and subtle fall spiced pumpkin flavors. This is what I look for in a big fall beer. I’m very glad I randomly grabbed this one.
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight improvement over the non-BA version. Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and minimal pumpkin spice in the nose. Improves as it warms. Flavor is heavier on the nutmeg, cinnamon, oak, vanilla, bourbon, pumpkin meat, brown sugar, and alcohol. Thick and chewy. Get every bit of the 11.4%. Might need to pick up another bottle for Halloween!
DMLINAZ (301) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Last beer of Thursday’s Total Wine Autumn beer tasting. So good, much better than the regular one. Aroma has qualities of a sour, with hints of pumpkin and bourbon. Flavor is rich, complex, some sourness but also qualities of a barley wine, with pumpkin and bourbon in the mix. Warm in the back of the mouth..
BayouBeer76 (12) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
caramel, nuts, toast, roasty, aroma; orange, brown, hazy, rocky head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, salty, full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, - mildly disappointing overall and slightly dull compared to their straight up pumpkin
jflopsu (601) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange-brown. Has a strong smell of bourbon and dark alcohol. Has a nice mixed taste of cinnamon, bourbon, malts, yeast and spices. A lingering hard alcohol taste.
cgarvieuk (14957) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home... Golden amber... Small white head... Soft floral fruit nose... Big doft pumpkin... Rich fruits... Massive sweet pumpkin light spice
Bulk_Carrier (2224) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a hazy copper/orange colored body with a very thin slightly bubbly head that dies before it was even noticed. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising.
The smell had nutmeg, cinnamon along with some light cream and vanilla, pumpkin was very subdued.
The taste was basically the same with a semi-bittersweet finish, combined nicely between the sweeter flavorings and the bitterness.
On the palate, it sat about a medium with some slight sharpness here and there on the tongue. This wasn’t a very drinkable beer - one bomber and done (if one could do the whole thing).
Overall, I’m honestly not that impressed at least for me, but for the "pumpkin" style this is good, if you’re into that sort of thing.