Gription79 (2409) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. The aroma is highly spiced with pumpkin pie spices and bready pie crust. The flavors are along the same lines. The spicing is over the top.
cards04 (2062) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet pumpkin pie and bubblegum aromas. Nice copper orange pour. Flavors are nutmeg and cinnamon, sweet potatoes and a boozy finish. Nice pumpkin ale.
Dittoson (24) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very little aroma compared to other pumpkin beers, but a pleasant taste and a very good palate with a strong pumpkin aftertaste. Very drinkable at 9%.
Concealer (881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear copper orange with a frothy, off white head. Aromas of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, pumpkin and light caramel. Flavor is nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, caramel, and allspice. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry, warm end.
Mep3222 (696) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong nutmeg and pumpkin aroma. Nice aroma, maybe strong on the nutmeg. Taste is very malty, and slightly boozy. Low carbonation. Tastes a bit sticky palate and sweet. Pretty authentic pumpkin flavor, strong nutmeg though. Good but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
EithCubes (5155) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, screw top. Nose is a bundle of pumpkin pie spices, heaviest on nutmeg and cinnamon with vanilla not far behind. Actually really inviting! Deep golden moving toward reddish-amber with lots of very slow-moving carbonation, a short but tight off-white head. Nose is very sweet and seemingly amplified in sweetness by the above spices, which pickle and flit and generally do a good job despite the artificial drag that lay on a pretty decent malt base. Very light wheaten smoothness, gentle fullish body throughout with a relatively well-controlled booze level, earthy low bitterness seeps in with volume, and this on the whole is a pretty enjoyable representative of style before volume accumulations take their toll.
crossovert (8497) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle. Gold/orange color. Smell is potpourri, slightl lemon and pumpkin. Flavor is orange, ginger, maybe pumkin, heavy booze, malty flavor, alcohol sting. A very sweet and citrusy pumpkin ale.
Darkmagus82 (1917) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep orange color with a tiny white head. The head fades very fast leaving just some light lace on the surface of the brew.
Smell – A sweet roasted pumpkin aroma greets the nose with the sweet being of a caramel and light molasses smell as well as a moderately strong showing of a grainy smell. Along with these aromas are some spice aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice with these being mixed with a bit of a boozy and light herbal aroma as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter caramel and molasses flavor with a decent showing of a light pumpkin taste. As the taste advances more and more spice comes to the tongue with the cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice starting out on the lighter side and by the end of the taste getting quite potent. While the spice gets stronger, the pumpkin takes on a slightly more roasted flavor, but overall remains relatively more “raw” in taste. The sweeter caramel increases toward the end and is joined by some rather decently strong boozy tastes; being of a light woody bourbon, but mostly of a cheap and hot booze like nature. In the end with a herbal flavor joins the taste, one leaving one with a very spiced up and boozed up, raw pumpkin pie flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the beer’s style it is actually very appropriate as it really ramps up the sweeter and pumpkin flavors of the brew. The only problem with this is that it also really accentuates the hot boozy and somewhat odd raw and herbal flavors of the beer with it therefor maybe not being the best way to go on the feel.
Overall – Really not the best imperial pumpkin out there, and at 8.99 for a bomber it is certainly not worth it. Southertier Pumpking and Elysians The great pumpkin, which are of similar style and price, are a much better go too. A decent try, but really just a little too off to be worth it.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"WAAAAAAY better than Pumpkinhead. Thicker, fuller body. Heavier and more interesting flavor, though not quite as natural tasting as the best ones we had. finished 5th of ten. pretty generously spiced, but not too much. that’s what we’d expect, and it was a decent beer underneath. if this was a regular six pack offering i’d get it again, but at nearly $8, there’s better."
MunBro (638) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is of pumpkin, spices. This probably has the most actual pumpkin flavour of any seasonal/pumpkin beer I have tried. Nice balance of those flavours and the spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, coriander, etc), and the subtle hops and alcohol heat. A good one!