conway (2024) - - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice and graham cracker. Taste follows suit and adds vanilla and oatmeal notes. Medium palate and carbonation. Really enjoyed this one.
ryanscourt (926) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oak aroma. Vanilla. Strong malt, choclatly. Dessert like. A sipper but very nice.
phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Party Town that I shared with my pumpkin ale-loving wife. But she didnít like this one, and I did. Pours a deep brown color with an inch of foamy beige head that settles into nothing. The aroma replicates a sweet pumpkin pie crust, like Pumking does- mellow spice, graham cracker, brown sugar, along with toast and chocolate. The flavor has more vegetal pumpkin notes along with dark fruits (plum, craisins, fig), and some bitter dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a mouthfeel that starts sweeter and finishes with some bitterness. Certainly unusual, but I found myself liking it.
TomTron (424) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours coffee black with a thin tan head. Lots of pumpkin, nutmeg and other spice in the nose. Little bit of coffee floating around in there but the pumpkin definitely is the featured flavoring in this one. Not bad, though I still have not found a brew that can completely sell me on pumpkin beers.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD. Iíd seen this a few times over the last several weeks but didnít grab one. Now Iím kicking myself for not grabbing one earlier and stocking up on them. Itís that good.
Pours a rich ribbon of ebony which develops a thin but lasting light brown head. First aromas are standard pumpkin spices with cinnamon, a little nutmeg and brown sugar followed my a hint of roast. Pumpking-like flavor sip front as well but theyíre beautifully supported by a shelf of deeply roasted malt, semisweet chocolate, coffee, and a hint of plum. Silky smooth mouthfeel and a long, sweet finish. Easily my favorite Southern Tier brew.
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours near-black with a short-lived finger of tan head. Lactic aromas mixed with pumpkin and a bit of spice (although this may be a result of confirmation bias ;). Flavor starts out with a bit of sweetness that transitions into roasty coffee notes and a pleasantly bitter finish. Smooth and velvety mouthfeel. Although not as good as my beloved Pumking, itís an interesting variation.
HighlanderOne (1072) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from big bottle. Has that wonderful aroma - pumpkin pie and brownie crust - as Pumking. Stout black with trace of head. Flavors of pumpkin pie, spice, cocoa, creamy malt, trace of coffee and vanilla. Hop presence in back. Another excellent use of the pumpkin by ST.
bwa5879 (813) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour looks like cola with an inch of beige head. Aroma of popcorn jelly beans, fresh steamed sticky rice, nutmeg, cream, anise cinnamon and other pumpkin pie spices, vanilla. Average carbonation and mouthfeel, sour smokey finish. Earthy pumpkin and yam flavor, vanilla, butter, licorice bitter, sweet chocolate. Not too bad but lots of artificial bitter flavor is off putting. I was expecting better.
nimbleprop (5942) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours an inky black with some foamy, off white head. Spicey nose, sweet, marshmellow, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, candied yams. Sweet flavor, brown sugar, caramelized root veg, cinnamon, nutmeg, root beer, vanilla. Sweet but smooth finish.
gripweed57 (983) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours pitch black. Small tan head dissipates quickly. Huge pumpkin pie aroma. Intense dark roasted malt flavor mixes nicely with the pumpkin pie spices. Lotís of nutmeg. Thereís a lot to this beer. Best when sipped slowly and savored.