ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle poured into a snifter. The aroma is sweet; a blend of butterscotch and nutmeg with light vegetal undertones that turn to caramel apple candy as it warms up. The brilliant orange, oily beer has a white, sudsy head that exhibits mild retention and leaves light lace. The taste is a medium high sweet-forward beer with medium bitter backing notes. The thick, waxy texture has a foamy carbonation. The full body is initially warm with alcohol and sweet caramel. It finishes with nutmeg and another, more bitter and waxy spice quality. There’s butterscotch in the finish too, but this fades turning towards applesauce and root vegetables. The aftertaste has a mild potency and lingering spice character with caramel, nuts, and an alcohol dryness.
bulldogops (2040) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #1258 27.09.2014. Bottle from CBI, 9% Clear copper-amber pour, that produces a bubbly foam. Aroma is potent, lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, hint of allspice. Taste is malty, lots of sweet and grainy notes, moderate alcohol warmth. Not a big pumpkin guy, but the balance here at 9% is fantastic.
ronaldtheriot (1764) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin has a thick, frothy, orange-tinted cream-colored head, a hazy, bubbly, orange appearance, and even some decent lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sharp, spicy, pumpkin pulp aroma, reminiscent of Pumpkin Head, with the spiced candle aspect. Taste is of those elements, with a bit of an odd pepper note (white pepper?). Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Smashed Pumpkin finishes between wet and dry. Not too boozy in the flavor, but one will feel it (my sample is a 12-oz. bottle). RJT
rougeau13 (2547) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark clear Amber with an off-white head. Aroma of duh, pumpkin pie. Tastes boozy and heavy spice. Medium bodied and a little thick and oily with medium carbonation.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottles at the Oktoberfest at the Galaxy. Poured into small cup. Golden light brown with small head. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, bread dough, and slight booze. Taste is similar with a malty backbone, pumpkin, and then spice presence. Little boozy. Medium light body. Moderate carb.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from the bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has is full of spice with sweet grains and a bit of pumpkin. Flavor has strong performance main spice with sweet grains and bread supporting.
Fatehunter (2215) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a finger of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is pumpkin and peppers. Nice.
The taste is balanced and smooth with hints of pumpkin.
The texture is soft.
BierMeHoos (557) - Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How: 12 ounce bottle.
Where: Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits, & Bistro.
Appearance: Pours bright caramel orange body, healthy head of khaki.
Aroma: Bready toasted malts and alcohol mostly.
Taste: Candied pumpkin with spices added.
Palate: Moderate filling body and tipping towards the heavier side.
Overall: I actually liked it, I know people hate on pumpkin but it’s good.
tnkw01 (1710) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy, light orange with a medium head. Aroma is a pumpkin spice with strong hints of honey. Taste is sweet up front, almost a honey taste in the middle and a well balanced finish. Just a tad cloying.
ffaoe (419) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
strong sweet pumpkin spice aroma. dark golden and clear in color with good head. very nice pumpkin pie flavor, slightly malty, faint hop bittnerness at finish.