abcfan (693) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, aroma is amazing on this brew! Smells like pumpkin pie on a graham cracker crust, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon. Taste is pretty much the same, very nice pumpkin taste throughout, with a sweet graham/cream finish. this one is dangerously delicious.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 Bottle. Aroma of lots and lots of nutmeg, some cinnamon and clove. Flavor has sweet malt and all those spices. Really a big spice bomb, a bit grating on the tongue by glassís end. For me, this was a far cry from Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin or even Southampton Pumpkin. 6-4-5-3-11/2.9
Rerate yields a much-improved feeling about the nose, very impressively rich in spices that practically warm you before you even take a sip. Aside from that, pretty much the same opinion as before.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Holy hell I did not think the aroma of spicy pumpkin would be this awesome. Just like a fresh baked pumpkin pie. Appearance is clear orange and peach color with a minimal off white head. Flavor...ok that is too strange for a beer. It tastes like pumpkin pie...Its not bad but shouldn’t be made for beers...Palate is medium bodied with an aftertaste of pumpkin. Weird stuff. Very hard to rate...
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
#1400. Tasted 9/2/08. 22oz bomber. First pour is relatively clear with an orange, amber golden hue. Sparse off-white head. Wow! this is a total pumpkin pie aroma. i’ve heard of brewers using canned pumpkin in their batches, but this is personified. But it’s the whole deal, spices, crust and filling. Crazy nose. Full bodied and damn fina. Lotta spice and character, but something odd stands out. Metallic from the chill? Odd spicing? There’s something that just holds this one back a little...Sticky, lingering finish. Subtle hop character and the alcohol is also rather well masked. Slight buttery undertone. Sticky and crisp. For as smooth as it is, the bitter character rears its head and kinda ruins the roll. This is definitely the biggest pumpkin I’ve ever had, but not my favorite. Sticky cloying finsih. Second and final pour is rather more heady and dissipating. Same character. More slight esters are shining underneath the spices. Cherry raspberry and tart cranberry nuances. The spices overwhelm the palate, but a lot shows up on the proximity. Toasty cookie malt character. Rather sticky finish. Lingering and cloying. It’s almost as if the palate is not as much, if not accompanied by the aroma, which is substantial. This si good, but not as good as my hometown hero, Schlafly!
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 Bottle. Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma of cinnamon and gingersnap cookies. Flavor of slight pumpkin and more gingersnaps and gingerbread cookies. I don’t know what people are referring to when they say this tastes like pumpkin pie--because it doesn’t. Maybe pie crust? It’s pretty decent though, at least if you like gingersnaps.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 Bottle shared with GMCC2181, poured a nice clear amber color with aroma of spice, nutmeg, and fresh baked pumpkin pie. Taste is exactly like pumpkin pie, spices, graham crackers, ginger and a nice alcohol finish. the best pumpkin brew I have had!
skidney (6) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear light amber with a small white head. Aroma is that of freshly baked pumpkin pies. The taste starts semi sweet with tastes of carmel, nutmeg and pumpkin followed by a fast burst of bitterness that ends quickly and then moves to a long spiced pumpkin pie taste. This is an amazing beer that I will drink on a regular basis. Treat yourself to one of these the next time you go to the store,
undsioux7 (793) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma is all pumpkin pie. Taste is mostly pumpkin with some spice and maybe nutmeg. Good stuff.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had the bottle of this the same day that I had the draft. The bottle was a poor imitation of the draft. This rating is for the draft. Sampled at Smokin’ Joe’s in Pittsburgh PA this beer poured a dark amber color with a small yellow-white head. The aroma was sweet butterscotch, caramel and hazelnut. Very strong and appealing. The flavor was very strong with hazelnut, butterscotch and caramel with a touch of light hops and spices - mainly nutmeg and clove. The mouthfeel was very thick and syrupy. Delicious! Almost overwhelming. Intense but wonderful!
phiconners (147) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice aroma, smells like a bakery. Spicy flavor, pumpkin with some vanilla. Stronger than most pumpkin beers, right at the top of this style.