egajdzis (5117) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of butter, pumpkin spices, vanilla, oak, toffee, and toasted malts. Taste of caramel, nuts, vanilla, wood, and spices.Actually really nice, compared to the regular.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Whole Foods Devon: Aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, and pie crust. Poured orange in color with a tiny white head around the edges only. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of pumpkin, vanilla, pie crust, slight marzipan, slight coconut, and slight caramel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, pumpkin, vanilla, pie crust, and a hint of spice finish. Very little hint of oak aging. 8.6%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange hue ... Surprise. Notable vanilla and cinnamon spicing. At first sip, I didnít like it, but after that it was ok... Iím not a pumkin beer fan to start with.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wine glass @ Standings bar nyc. Pour is orangish with no head at all... looks very still. Mouthfeel is lacking carbonation, but rich and supple. Delicate vanilla, ginger, and cinnamon spice... much more of a sipper than the original.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours clear golden orange with a thin white head. Creamy vanilla and pumpkin spice aroma. Not a lot of oak in the flavor at all, mostly vanilla, pumpkin spice, cream, and toast. Obviously on the sweeter side, but not overly so. Good, not great.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap! Bridge View Tavern. Wow! What an awesome desert! Nice fluffy head! Ginger spices and cream! Delicious balance of alcohol and flavor!
Itís a Christmas Mirical!
swoopjones (4915) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Dont know why i dont like pumking. Very flat light copper pour. Very nice aromas of pie crust, nutmeg, pumpkin, allspice/. The oak seems to hide meekly under all the pumpkin pie spice. I suppose some people will love this, just not me
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice offwhite head w light amber notes, clear amber... nice light lacing... great aroma of graham ginger pumpkin oak some light spice.... awesome aroma, the oak is light adding a light vanilla aroma... flavor is lightly spiced, with notes of graham and vanilla dominating though in no way overpowering the subtlties... every bit as good as the original and not overwhelmingly different... awesome... medium bodied not quite full bodied, lightly warming...
jb (1944) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at McGregorís Coldwater. Was surprised to see this one here. They donít usually have much interesting at this locale. I too thought this not as good as original.
Great looking autumn orange-brown. Nose was great, faint oak presence along with the massive spicy elements dominated by nutmeg and cinnamon. Very sweet, rich palate, pumpkin dominated, along with sugary notes, but ends dry with a tad of that oak barrel astringency. I agree the oak is underwhelming and perhaps sedates the original, but still pretty decent.
BigSound (194) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear burnt orange color with a finger of white head.
The nose is dominated by spices, cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, brown sugar. I also get a little roasted pumkin and a gram cracker like aroma, there is also some oak in there but not much.
The flavor is pretty much a mild version of pumking. Follows the nose almost to the point, with the exception of the oak which is almost unnoticeable.
Medium body, medium carbonation.
I like pumking, I liked oaked pumking, but was not impressed. I was looking forward to experiencing how the oak would blend with the beer but it was almost nonexistent.