nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared with illini08 and Duane. Poured a bright copper with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma was composed of 95% pumpkin and the rest yeast, hops, and some cinnamon. The taste was similar except for a bitter aftertaste that I can’t really attribute to hops. This was decent, but I’d like to try a better balanced pumpkin ale.
brewcrew2002 (89) - USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma matched the taste, nice cooper color with a small head. Thanks iowaherkeye for sharing this one.
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell is strongly pumpkin, the maltiness is pleasant, the flavor is pretty smooth but different than what you would expect from the smell. Toasted malt is the primary taste with a strong cinnamon presence I didn’t get at all in the smell.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber courtesy of Iowaherkeye, thanks Joey. great looking pour! bright orangey copper with an orangey off-white head. very fragrant nose with nutmeg, pumpkin spice, cinnamon and clove. flavor was quite sweet with toasted malt, pumpkin, cinnamon and an odd lingering bitterness. I’m always up for trying a pumpkin beer, this one just seemed too sweet and over the top.
SpringsLicker (3266) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing this one.
Clear copper body with a smallish off-white head.
Aromatic, pie spice, nutty.
The flavor follows the aroma.
IrishBoy (3967) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from kramer17801; Nose of pumpkin, nutmeg, and cloves; hazy copper with a medium off-white head; flavor of pumpkin, light hop bitterness, cinnamon, and nutmeg;decent but too much spices!
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to whomever opened this to share at the 3rd Woodshop tasting. Nice orange-amber color, sweet spiced aroma. Flavors meld perfectly to provide the impression of pumpkin pie, with sweet caramel malt body. The absolute best pumpkin ale interpretation I have encountered.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks to cquiroga (or whomever) for bringing this to the woodshop tasting
smooth but spicey, lots of complex flavors, very tasty, very well done. Would love to try it again
alexanderj (3428) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a clear, caramel orange. Small to medium, white head. Aroma of caramel and spices. A lot of nutmeg. Some vanilla and toasted malt. The flavor was somewha distinct for the style, despite the familiar presence of spice and pumpkin. To me it tasted like vanilla, although not quite. Can’t put my finger on it. Liked it about as much as Weyerbacher’s.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange, amber colour with an off white head. malty, spicy aroma with a light cookie note. Malty, cookie sweet flavor. Spicy and sweet finish.