JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 22oz from MrBendo - thanks, Todd!! Iíve been sitting on this one for a few months, and decided to crack it with an unseasonal dip in the temperature this evening. Looks nice, with some amber glowing, well carbonated goodness. Smells interesting, with a trace of butter (I swear, my first thought was microwaved popcorn) but definitely the guts of the pumpkin in there. Wow, this is pretty unforgiving in the pumpkin area isnít it? Itís hardcore, and I can practically sense the piles of goop and seeds around me on old newspaper. Nice spices and malts are in there, along with peppery hops, and it redeems what might have otherwise been a one-dimensional beer.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden orange in colour, lingering white coloured head, good lacing. The aroma is all pumpkin and spice - cinnamon, cloves, some sugar sweetness. The flavour is again dominated by pumpkin. Lots of spice is also coming through. Spices in the mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes lingering, spicy, sweet with lots of pumpkin.
With the high alcohol content I was surprised that no alcohol was really all that noticable. You canít complain with the lack of pumpkin in this one. It became way too much at times making it a bit on the difficult side to drink.
650ml bottle from the Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.
Opened on December 2, 2007.
heemer77 (5242) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks for the bottle, iowaherkeye. The body is an opaque bright orange bronze color. This poured with a huge light peach head after a loud pop of the cap. The aroma is massive pumpkin pie with some nutmeg and cinnamon. There is also some rich tobacco character. The taste has some obvious canned pumpkin character and a long lasting nutmeg spice. The body is sticky and fairly thick. I would like something to balance out the strong nutmeg spice. Basically, this beer is tasted in only two dimensions. I would like something else in the flavor, but I guess it is as advertised. Decent, but did this need to be a 9% beer?
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a yellow-gold with thin ivory head. Smells amazing, just like a spicy pumpkin pie. Taste is in line with the aroma, again strongly reminiscent of pumpkin pie - nutmeg, clove and cinnamon with a mild hint of a doughy- pulpy essense which makes it feel like a bite of pie. Alcohol is hidden extremely well, pretty much non-existant to my tastes. I really like the strong tasting/unusual beers when done well, and this is the best pumpkin beer, and one of, if not the best, spice beers I have had.
Beerman6686 (6053) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a cloudy brown with a small white head. Aroma of complete pumpkin pie, no other way to describe it. Flavor is also the best pumpkin pie beer iíve ever had, just a bit too much ginger for a 10. Much like the choklat, maybe not the greatest beer, but perfect for what it is supposed to be.
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange beer with soft off white head and lace. An aroma that at first comes across as pie spices but there is something on the nose that I just canít ID. A flavor of pie but again a flavor I canít name. Finishes with a very unusual but pleasant flavor as well. Soldid palate and good carbonation. A very good seasonal one of my favorites.
Dedollewaitor (15325) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to TheWolf. Pours orange with a off white head. Heavy spiced aroma. Pepper/grain & pumpkin. Wow - mega powerful & concentrated taste with a scent of cinnamon. Special & different experience! Truly a Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer!
thewolf (11881) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. [thank you, Secret Santa]
[at dedollewaitorís Odense tasting]
Pours lightly hazy orange with a fine, creamy, yellow head. Aroma is heavily spiced, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and a note of íwet socksí?! Fine mouthfeel. Flavour begind with pure pumpkin, then good spiciness. Sweet, peppery, lightly vinious. Nice, but not really my thing...
Christian (12554) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange with a small white head. Cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices in the nose, along with pumpkin and even a little dough. Sweet and spiced with some alcohol showing. I donít get it. I prefer my spiced beers to be a little spice and primarily beer, but this is just liquid spice.
Lothore (614) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Deep orange, little to no head, very clear with little to no carbonation present.
S- Smells like fresh pumpkin pie, holiday spices with the slightest hint of hops.
T- Taste is sweet pumpkin pie, some spices, with a small amount of hops on the back end.
M- Very thick and creamy with a decent amount of carbonation.
D- 1 pint is definitely delicious and very tasty but it is so sweet I donít know if I could handle more.