joeneugs (3250) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Torpedo Room. It pours a clear amber gold with a huge white head. The aroma is bready with some definite squash in there. A little cinnamon, but very low in spices. The flavor has lightly toasted malts with hints of fruit and bigger notes of squash especially in the finish. A touch of cinnamon, but like the aroma, it’s pretty low compared to other pumpkin beers. It has a lightly earthy, bitter hop finish. Kind of boring.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Torpedo Room. Clear orange pour with a white head. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and brown sugar on the nose. Nice toast and caramel, too. Flavor is big on the spice. Tons of nutmeg and cinnamon. A bit of clove and ginger. Sweet brown sugar, toast, and caramel. Strange bitterness to the finish.