juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2008 Courtesy SoLan, thanks Alan! This poured a dark orange color with very little head at all. The aroma is just amazing on this one. It just blows you away with the smell of pumpkin with some cinnamon spices as well. It is almost like fresh pumpkin flesh with some butter mixed in. The flavor is very rich and creamy of pumpkin and spices. It has an almost toasted pumpkin taste to it. The pumpkin is the dominant flavor with the spices in the background. Has a nice full body with a creamy mouthfeel with a slight bitter finish on the back end. All the flavors are blended so well and mask the alcohol perfectly. This is the best pumpkin beer I have had yet, and it will be hard to top.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber color. Smell of pumpkin, flowers, hair spray, cinnamon, pepper, clove, hops, bread and honey. Tastes the same with a more of a graham cracker taste instead of the bread aroma. Dry bitterness at the end.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks to SOLAN! Buttery pumpkin squash aroma. Pours copper amber. The flavor isnít very spicy, loads of pumpkin, i mean real pumpkin, a little buttery, very vegetal, butternut squash like. very very nice pumpkin beer.
emacgee (4208) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks bmartin. Pours a copper orange with a two finger creamy orange white head. Man that is one of the most amazing aromas I have ever experienced. It smells like pumpkin pie cider. Meaty pumpkin, sharp spices, chai latte, nutmeg, cinnamon, some grassy hops too much to describe. The flavor is a little "bigger", more alcohol upfront, mellow pumpkin meat, spices, nutmeg primarily, cinnamon too. The palate is a little more bubbly and warm than what would fit best with the flavor. This could hold up much better with a little less alcohol.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Trade with bmartin. The color was light golden with orange hues. The head was creamy and off-white. The aroma was chai tea, pumpkin pie, spices, bubblegum, and sweet candy. The flavor was alcohol, pumpkin, spices, sweet malt, and nutmeg. The palate was lively. The finish was warm and pumpkin.
dalekliz (887) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 31, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing a bottle! Beautiful bright orange color. Aroma is of candied apples, pumpkin, and cinnamon. Flavor is complex and snappy, of pumpkin spice, apples, and warm baked goods. Amazing pumpkin beer.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear intense orange with a small off-white dissipating head. Aroma is intense pumpkin, cake, nutmeg, brown sugar, cinnemon sticks. Similar flavor, but with a bit more caramel and toasted malt flavor and more subtle spicing. Still pumpkiny. Finishes with pumpkin and fades gently. Fairly substantial mouthfeel compared to other pumpkin beers, but itís not creamy and enveloping enough. Kinda hot. Pretty nice! A pumpkin beer that I would love to have multiples of.
MaxxDaddy (411) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours orange with slight white head. Aroma is all pumpkin bread, with some cinnamon or other sweet spices. Taste is similar, with pumpkin spice being the dominant flavor, followed by other maltiness, with some booze in the back. Despite the slight booze, it goes down very easy. If the palate were thicker, Iíd be in heaven. Certainly the best pumpkin beer Iíve had, though I havenít had too many.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Insane aroma, even cold, once you open it you can smell it a few feet away. Aroma is sublime, fresh baked pumpkin pie with vanilla and cinnamon. Tastes as good as it smells, cannot believe its 9%, not complaining though.
If you like pumpkin pie or even cinnamon buns, you have to try this.
awautlet (45) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose of toasted malt, caramel and a hint of pumpkin spice. Palate has pumpkin spice right away and lots of it! Itís followed by the carmel and hints of toasted malt. It has a slightly hoppy finish which seemed to clean off the palate and ask for more. 9% is well hidden. This is probably one of the best pumpkin beers iíve ever had!