xShanex (60) - Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours transparent black with a slight desert tan head. Aroma is primarily of pie spices backed with a roasted quality. At first taste my palate is swept away by a large spice character followed closely by the taste of a slightly overdone pie crust. The roasted quality of the malt intertwines magnificently with the spices to form a unique flavor reminiscent of a fine pastry. The body is absolutely perfect. Pumpking is outdone by the complexity of Warlock. Have another? Its impossible to say no when Iím subdued by liquid black magic.
duganc (24) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was taken back at first. Expecting more of an IS than an IS and Pumpkin mixed together. 3rd and 4th draw and Iím settling in with it. A bit astringent from the spices but finishes nicely. Head dissipates quickly to a rim lace. Traditional IS blackness and mouthfeel. Again the spice trims the heft. Clove and nutmeg are the players here. Am I glad Iím having it, yes. Would I buy it again, no. Would I refuse it if offered, no.
jw0406 (1077) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pours a dark amber color with a small tan head. Aromas of molasses, pumpkin, roasted malt. Full bodied, complex, a very good beer.
Frothmeister (706) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. I have enjoy MANY of Southern Tierís brew in the past. I have disliked MANY spiced beers in the past, and so, I gave Southern Tier the benefit of the doubt. However, because of my indifference to almost all beers-spiced, this guy has been sitting in the cellar since Autumn of 2014. Pours a clear dark garnet colour with a thin tan head. On the nose, graham cracker, a strange off-putting smell of Corn Pops cereal, pumpkin pie filling, and a light cola-like smell. MUCH lighter in body than I was expecting, and medium sweet with ginger snap, a faint buttery note, light molasses, and dark coffee up front that leads into caramel, dark malts, a bready note, and some light bitterness in the finish. It reminds me an awful lot of Southern Tier Pumpking, which Iím just not a huge fan of. Every now and then Iíll stumble into a spiced beer I really enjoy, but this wasnít one of them. Itís palatable, but definitely not a return visit.
hockey9930 (242) - - MAR 4, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark red with no head. Aroma of molasses, pumpkin, and pepper. Initial flavor is strange and hard to pin down; some pumpkin, phenols, cream, a little chocolate. Finish is spicy like Mexican hot chocolate. Heavy bodied.
JK (5625) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Heavily spiced and lots of pumpkin. Kind of soft on the palate. It is sweet, squash and pumpkin flavors stick around.
cgarvieuk (20422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2016 Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft chocolate.. Over spiced .. Massive pumpkin nose... Dark sweet pumpkin... Dark chocolate roast.. Too sweet pumpkin...reminds me of Some puddings thing from my childhood that i really disliked...
ads135 (4011) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Donít try to drink this at the end of a session. Very powerful stout and pumpkin character, which may work well as a sample, but overwhelms with any volume. Tried with Ryan in Omaha, 2016.
KornDogg (568) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pumpkin and subtle chocolate aroma. Black body with thin tan head. Flavor begins with roasted malts followed by chocolate and strong pumking notes. Slight bitter and chocolate pudding aftertaste.
kajser27 (1191) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black colored, small tan non lasting head. Aroma is of spices, pumpkin, chocolate, cinnamon and Speculoos biscuits! Taste is medium to very sweet caramel, Speculoos biscuit spice mix, cinnamon, chocolate, some pumpkin, bit of alcohol and warmth. Medium+ bodied, creamy, soft carbonation.
islay (2095) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Approximately 1/3 of a 22 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-23-15. Scents of pumpkin, nutmeg, dust, walnuts, and vanilla. Not my favorite set of smells at all. Reminds me in aroma of an old ladyís house. Pours dark brown with a deep amber hue and a small amount of beige head. Burnt malts taste. Flavors of dark chocolate, nutmeg, coconut husk, and squash. Increasingly pumpkin-spicy on multiple sips. Medium to full body. Lively in the palate. Overall, memorably unlikable and offputting.