oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark golden amber with fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruits, spice, and cinnamon. Flavors of pumpkin, caramel, all spice, nutmeg.
kaser (5642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange with white head. Pumpkin and spices all over the place. Alcohol hidden well here. Rich and tasty overall. Nice beer
keepersj12 (3062) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Oh my, this was awful. I must have had a bad bottle. This was very sour and fizzy. Like soda pop. I'll have to try another.
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Beersexual (1) - Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing pumpkin beer. Mice pumpkin spice aroma. Hardy pumpkin backbone with a sweet bourbon note
SPDickerman (1181) - Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours clear orange with small beige fizz. Smells strongly of pumpkin and bourbon and hints of barrel. Taste is pumpkin with oak and vanilla and some bourbon sweetness. Full-bodied with a silky texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Pumpkin finishes with a sweet, vanilla, pumpkin, hints of caramel.
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased from New England Wine & Spirits, February 20th. $12.99 ($12.94 + $0.05 container deposit) for the 750 mL bottle.
To Oversized snifter, it pours a an auburn nutmeg orange with which a floral white-ringed head 1 finger in length stood.
Aromas of mildew, molded apricot, pottery clay, squash, smoked pumpkin seeds, and the lightest hint of sea salt. The liquid in my glass could very well have been described as a Houdini variety of its twisting, multiplexed flavors, but that would be roughly unbelievable. Possible, but unlikely.
Tastes the same with the addition of cinnamon/baking spices (heavy and distracting), American ale yeast, and mashed pears. Vaguely minty by swallow. Iím deeply unimpressed. Stop me at any time, but I feel like this is in the same category as Dogfish Headís Punkin Ale, which also was hard to drink. Let the pumpkin shine and bury all the other notes in the sand. This isnít necessarily a "harsh" offering, but I get very little pumpkin and much more spice than I wouldíve liked to.
hershiser2 (2066) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
$2.95 bottle from Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Pours orange-amber with a tiny white head.
Smells of vegetation, leaves, light spice.
Taste is heavy cinnamon, other spice, pumpkin.
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 bottle. Cloudy chestnut. Some legs in the lacing. Boozy nose followed by underlying malts pumpkin spices and vanilla. Upfront Bourbon and caramel flavors with pumpkin pie spices. Syrupy with heavy palate. Alcohol bite in the finish.
ejh8 (118) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy heavy amber pumpkin ale with a strong taste and rich texture. Dark orange color with a strong smell that reeks of autumn. Great fall beer.
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Jesterdeal (1985) - 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.