BOLTZ7555 (2822) - 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 (297) - 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 (556) - 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 (14543) - 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
nakedwhendrunk (2184) - 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.
ModeEngage (151) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
http://imgur.com/2Re75XC -- Bomber, 2013. Pours hazy orange with a fluffy off-white head. Smells of phenolics, belgian yeast notes, caramel, coriander, and cinnamon. Drinks on the sweet side with a mild alcohol bite and little lingering bitterness. Full bodied. Tastes of cinnamon-sugar, belgian yeast notes, and wood. Lively on the palate. Too sweet and the bourbon flavors seem at odds with the pumpkin ones.
Kosmokrator (487) - ITALY - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nebuloso color ambrato-arancio con un fragile strato di schiuma bianca mediamente persistente. Al naso offre sentori di frutta candita, zucchero caramellato e bourbon; gusto dolce con forti note di zucca, glassa di zucchero, marzapane e un lieve tocco di botte, finale più amarognolo. Corpo medio-abbondante, rotonda, frizzante, liquorosa: manca un po’ di equilibrio ma è molto intensa e particolare!
boozedude (1833) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into glass, super cloudy orange por with off white head... crisp pumpkin spice aroma, taste is similar, good for a pumpkin beer,
J_man (709) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was shopping for my Smashed Pumpkin to enjoy on Halloween night as I handed out candy and scared the kiddies, and what did I find but bourbon barrel aged Smashed Pumpkin!! You can really smell the bourbon straight away and it’s awesome! Slightly hazy and pumpkin orange with a white head (just like I remember the original). Great pumpkin taste with a great spice mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. The extra alcohol is noticeable but not too much or out of line here. The bourbon taste is infused throughout and just excellent. The vegetal component is spot on just like the original too. Great pumpkin beer! Happy Halloween everyone!!