jnkor (328) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is black licorice and spice. Color is dark almost black with a small white head. Taste is spiced with some malt, and lasting bitterness. Palate is dry and sweet, but also bitter.
IndianaRed (3058) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap Black modest light tan head/lacing. Heavy pumpkin pie spice but lots of malty chocolate sweetness as well. very nice, bold desert beer.
johnnnniee (3091) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at America on Tap
Deep brown color, Caramel and Brown sugar with hints of chocolate and roast plenty of pie spices to cut through the maltiness. Seems too spicy.
N3lson1 (601) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank at the Big Brew Fest NJ. Pours a dark, dark brown smells and tastes like gingerbread...eh an okay imperial stout.
deyholla (8605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the bottle. Pours a clear deep amber brown with a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a combination of earthy pumpkin, dark grains and light roast with a bit of spice supporting. Flavor has an odd musty dark grain and earthy pumpkin combination with light roast and vanilla supporting.
GIJOE (981) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a thin tan head that lingers a while. Nose is pumpkin and spice; some cinnamon and nutmeg notes there. Taste is rich yet balanced. Sweet malty undercurrent with heavy pumpkin and spice notes. Hoppy bitterness follows. Finish has some coffee notes. Hint of chocolate. Medium body. Mild carbonation. Nice brew.
Gription79 (2691) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Rob. Big nutmeg aroma, in fact that is all is get in the aroma. Big nutmeg flavor. One dimensional.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.25 A: Black color. Just about one finger of frothy beige head that falls pretty quickly and leaves no lacing.
4.5 S: Nose got it right. Perfect mix of actual pumpkin, pumpkin spices, and dark, chocolate notes. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, but I can’t pick up much clove. Chocolate and caramel richness, roasted malts, and molasses. Really nice.
3.75 T: Taste is good, but falls short of the nose. There isn’t as much maltiness or sweetness as I would have expected. It might even fall on the side of bitter with the roastiness still showing viability. There’s some chocolate, caramel, and molasses, but not enough. Again, the real pumpkin flavor is always welcome and tastes great along with the spices mentioned in the nose.
3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could use a bit more creaminess, but good enough here.
4.0 D: I love pumpkin beers, but there are so few really tasty ones out there. Fortunately, this is one of them. Wish I had some Pumking to chase this with.
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HourGlass13 (360) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown, nearly black color, with a slight redish tint. It has a nice tan head, with strings of lace. Aroma is pumpkin and mild spice mixed with a little chocolate. Taste is malty with pumpkin, and roasty with chocolate. The spice is not over done, finish leaves light cocoa and slight bitter pumpkin. Very good beer.
rejtable (1860) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from LCBO, maybe 7-8 months old. Pours black with some cola hints on the edges. minimal lacing and no head. Nose is spice cake. Flavours of spice cake, gingerbread, some dark fruit. Flavours are medium sweet and light/medium bitter. Medium oily body with medium carbonation and a lasting spiciness to the finish.
EvanFriend (442) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste is milk chocolate, nuts, toasted coconut, maybe a little brown sugar. Pretty good.