hershiser2 (1315) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber from Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Pours dark brown with a large tan head.
Smells of pumpkin spice, crust, whipped cream, mocha.
Tastes of chocolate, crust, whipped cream, and pumpkin spice.
This is just too much for me. Maybe in a 12-oz bottle I’d have liked it better.
BroSpud (1801) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle Poured dark brown with a thin tan head into a snifter. Plenty of pumpkin flavor, maybe too much. Also notes of vanilla and coffee. Much thinner than expected and the pumpkin flavors were too much for my taste.
thomashall (214) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber. Pours dark brown almost black with minimal head. Smell is all pumpkin...kind of like carrot cake. Taste follows with dry malty finish. Not bad but too much pumpkin for me.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from the LCBO, served in a branded stem glass. Pours clear mahogany-chestnut with a moderate tan head that fades slowly and leaves trace fine lace. The nose has huge notes of pumpkin, along with softer ginger and cinnamon; these are paired with subtler chocolate and roasted malt, espresso and English hops. The flavour is intensely spicy throughout, with ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. These flavours are dominant over espresso, chocolate and roasted malts. The finish is long and spicy with ginger and a slight pepperiness. On the palate it is medium in body with a dryish texture and average carbonation. Overall, an interesting imperial stout with a strong pumpkin pie character. For me, the spices are too dominant, effectively masking the other components of the beer. I could see how a bigger fan of pumpkin beers might appreciate this. 2015-01-08
mstrcrwly (538) - New York, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap poured into a snifter..jet black with a big khaki colored head...aroma of pumpkin,chocolate,coffee and spices..pumpkin little overwhelming for my taste..dry,malty..just ok.
theisti (3395) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bomber given to me as a gift for Halloween. The pour is black brown with ruby highlights, along with a smallish light tan head. The aroma is ginger, pumpkin pie spice, pretty strong with some licorice present in the finish as well. The taste is chalky, char malt, along with the pumpkin pie spice and a bright cardamon. The finish has some of the licorice and booze. The palate is medium to heavy bodied with active carbonation and big cardamom and pumpkin booze in the finish. Weird beer, not at all my sort of thing.
bconch (308) - - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour dominate pumpkin with roasted malt nose. Taste follows smell with mild hop bite on end. Different take that’s pleasing.
rodenbach99 (3460) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soirée Pumpkin ale au Rattle ’n’ Hum NYC. En fût. Une robe brune foncée presque noire. Un nez intense de chocolat et d’épice. Le chocolat domine. La bouche est tout aussi puissante avec une forte amertume et surtout ses saveurs de chocolat liquide. Un vrai warlock.
edgallow (2542) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber pours black with a tan head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, spice and pumpkin. Taste is malts, pumpkin and chocolate.
skmikeg (1154) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of pumpkin meat, pine spices, buttered toast, light coco, light roasted malts, and sweet malts. Taste is roasted malts, pumpkin, coco, coffee, pie spices, sweet malts, and molasses. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty pumpkin stout that I wish I had for Thanksgiving dessert.