Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Orange amber with an almost yellowy head that lasts for the duration. Spicy nose, nutmeg, allspice, plus a decent malt backbone. Some pumpkin is there, but in the background. Awesome white lace rings. Flavor is malty, but the spiciness really steals the show. Pumpkin flavors are there as an afterthought. Hops finally assert themselves in the bitter, spicy finish. Good - one of the few pumpkins I can drink more than one of.
thornecb (4920) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2006 Pours a hazy amber into a shaker. Fluffy white micro head has amazing retention. Pumpkin detergent aromas. Astringent upfront with a bitter lasting primarily citrus/clove, secondarily pumpkin finish.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured orange with good lace. Smells like nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cinnamon and pumpkin dominate the taste along with a strong hop presense. Bitter palate with a strong aftertaste. Aftertaste is spicy cinnamon and hops.
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rosy orange colour, very small head. Spicy scent. More pumpkin in the flavour, but still overly spicy.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber body with a small tan head. Sweet heavily spiced aroma with some malty hints. Very strong nutmeg, allspice and a hint of cinnamon flavor, almost overpowering.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Florian’s Market in Auburn. My first smuttynose. Slightly murky red-orange body with half inch of off-white head. Smells sweet, spicy, and like pumpkin. Tastes sweet and spicy. You can tell there is pumpkin in this one too. A small bit of hops I think, but hardly any to speak of. Medium to heavy in body. Rather delicious and a very well-crafted beer.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from John (jjpm) Thanks! Orange colored pour, white head. Smell is pumpkin pie, sugars, sweet grains. Taste is similar, very smooth though. I dunno, Id drink this over alot of the other pumpkin beers. Awesome brewery though, I wish they got more hype than they do, but theres plenty of other mediocre brewers that brew shit that gets hyped that steals points away from smutty. Nice stuff.
Sammy (9815) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks crwills for bringing a 2005 vintage, still well before expiry. The aroma was yeasty and hoppy. It was orange with good lace. Fizzy carbonation. In a word, ginger - but it worked. Nice spices and balanced sweet sour that I would like in a sauce. Dry finish. Very good craftsmanship. I will have again.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was a little dissappointed with this brew.
weak flavor, aroma, and palate. not bad - but smuttynose is such a good brand and this just falls way short.\\
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice lasting foamy head. Orangy pour. Nutmeg, cinnamon and squash. Great tasting beer. Probably shouldn’t have tried it right after mowing the lawn, but the spiciness did hit the spot.