cgarvieuk (14062) - 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
hockeybeerguy (1630) - 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 (149) - 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 (456) - 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 (1677) - 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 (693) - 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!!
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m a pumpkin head so I am trying all kinds of pumpkin beers. If you want barell this has got it. Barrel and pumpkin are a perfect marriage. I love this beer and will buy more. Big buttery bourbon aroma. Strong barrel notes. Bourbon and new oak vanilla with buttery caramel and light pumpkin in the back. Beautiful beer! Big oak makes it underated. Let it warm and it’s really good.
AirForceHops (2986) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle hand numbered 01830 Vintage 2012. Clear amber pour with light carbonation showing light right of head in the snifter. Nose is all sweet notes of bourbon. Flavor is mostly bourbon. Oak, vanilla wood and very light pumpkin. Some mild butter notes and caramel. I never had this young but in a one year old bottle the bourbon has totally over taking any pumpkin flavors. It appears that if any pumpkin was in this brew it died a while ago. The bourbon is smooth and doesn’t slap you with any strong alcohol notes. With that said, The Smashed Pumpkin is still the best brew this brewery has going. This kind of just a mild bourbon barrel beer.
Blairgus (2562) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
29 sept 2013, bottle. Pink/orange. Nose is kind of fermented pumpkin. Med body and mildly fizzy. The best balance of pumpkin pie spice but not too much. Not getting oaked notes but it is much bigger than normal version. Probably find spices up front and pumpkin at the finish. Awesome!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ABUSEDGOAT (2335) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pinkish amber color, small head, light lace/retention. Aroma is initially upfront with bourbon, but it also has notes of nutmeg, pumpkin, light caramel. Medium bodied, alcohol is detectable. Flavors are all over the place, but it was still pretty enjoyable.