airrick2003 (516) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: pours with a medium tan head that settles into a low density, the beer is a very dark maroon color, practically black, looks like particles are floating around
Aroma: very strong pumpkin, sweet spice, gingerbread, smells amazing, just like the pumpking
Taste: sweet pumpkin, coffee, gingerbread, bitter finish,
Palate: average carbonation, thick and heavy mouthfeel, frothy, strong bitter aftertaste
Overall: this beer is amazing, more like a stout base with all pumpkin and gingerbread on top, really similar to the pumpking
two7offsuit (196) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Great beer! Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate and pumpkin. Similar flavors and very well balanced. Excellent.
bigwee (1) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
amber, clear, tan foam, vanilla, ginger, alspice,caramel, lightly bitter, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly sour, creamy, average carbonation,
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blessed All Hallows Eve : Black as the serpent heart and with a deathly tan head and void of lace. Vapours creep of roasted flesh, pumpkin flesh with wicked spice and of all ingredients used by a witch, the most coveted is human fat. None is here, just charred memories of the fateful night. Tell me your woes! You are bewitched! The palate while tasty is missing too much of the rich and lustful chocolate. Of all the curiosities here I’ve seen, none could’ve surprised me more than this. Overall this is a skillful temptation, luckily it is easy to cast aside.
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish brown-black pour with tan head, lacing well. Aroma brought notes of caramel, big vanilla, graham cracker, some honey, big pumpkin and roasted malt notes, hints of sweet caramelized sugars, whipped cream, basically like pumking with some roasted malt. Taste is a mix of whipped cream, roast, coffee, some cocoa into a bit of dark sugars, vanilla and honey come through into pumpkin, graham cracker crust, pie, some whipped cream, touch of caramel, finishing very sweet. While this is delicious, tastes like they took the pumking recipe and added roasted malt. Good thing I love both of those. Wish the chocolate/cocoa/coffee came out more.
hman43 (354) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours dark brown, but not quite black. It has a brown head. There are aromas of pumpkin, raisin, all spice, coffee, and nutmeg. It has a sweet pumpkin taste, with spices, cinnamon, coffee, and brown sugar flavors. It is lively, very diverse in flavor, and all around quality.
soupy (33) - - OCT 2, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany, dark pour, thin to no head. The pumpkin aroma is strong, full body, spicy, not as sweet as the Pumpking, sort of a creamy after taste, alcohol present but smooth finish. Not as heavy as what I associate with a stout, but still an awesome beer.
chucklemation (506) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark mahogany with no foam head. Aroma is an enticing spiced pumpkin pie. Flavor is pumpkin with a little too much spice and a touch of bitterness. Has a light mouthfeel, not as full as one might expect from an imperial stout. Disappointing, but still ok.
Nuffield (3691) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not knowing the style description, I wouldn’t have pegged this as an Imperial Stout--at least, it doesn’t have the incredible richness and depth than an American example of the style usually has. The pumpkin spice thing was o.k. in this example: not over the top at all. Decent. (on tap at Red Cow, St. Paul)
tillmac62 (214) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BOD 6/26/14. Black pour with a normal head, but poor lacing and retention. Nice nose of ginger, clove, cinnamon and maybe nutmeg. Underneath is a bit of pumpkin and subtle notes of roast and chocolate coupled with an airy light sweetness. As it warms, chocolate becomes much more noticeable. Medium bodied with a light smooth texture. Lower than normal carbonation with no effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is where this one shines - intense, complex and balanced. It begins with a rush of spice, with ginger and clove the most abundant, over a light sweetness with pumpkin and roast deep in the background. In the middle, chocolate notes yield to a hop/roast background with an expertly balanced bitterness. The finish is a blend of the aforementioned flavors fading away into a nice mild alcohol burn at the back of the throat. Lingering is a bit of roast, bitterness and pumpkin.