Dacrza (581) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
DATE TASTED: November 2, 2013... GLASSWARE: Chimay goblet... OCCASION: post-Halloween weekend relaxation... APPEARANCE: beautifully clear, orange body that frames a bubbling cauldron of steady effervescence; a thin ring of white head produces a dearth of lacing--appropriately dramatic and dark... AROMA: sugary pumpkin, almond nut/butter scents weave with vanilla/cinnamon/nutmeg--complex and rewarding...PALATE: at 8.6% ABV, impressively smooth and medium-bodied; goblet-worthy smoothness with a delayed warming texture ...TASTE: brilliantly caramelized malts that provide a formidable base for the pumpkin puree; bewitching, even/especially for those of us not entirely agog over pumpkin flavored anythings...OVERALL: a victory in the genre...hate to make generalizations, but Southern Tier is bold, flavorful and easily drinkable in seemingly all of their beer profile--a possible Top Five US Brewery, if I were to draft a list...
ordybill (420) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a Bomber into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a faint pumpkin smell with some cinnamon thrown in, smells pretty good.
Appearance- Has a nice pale orange color with a small white head.
Taste- this is where I was disappointed. Way to little pumpkin flavor and to much hops for the blend in my opinion.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- I was excited to try this beer and was pretty disappointed. I love many pumpkin beers but this one seems way over-hyped.
Weevo (65) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz. Bottle, pours an amber orange, with a very light white head. Smells just like a pumpkin pie which follows thru to the pallet. I thought it also tasted better as it warmed a bit. This beer is one of the better pumpkin beers I've tried and definitely succeeds at what they were attempting to do, I'm just not a fan of anything with a hint of cloves. Ones great to start the season, but a second is a bit much.
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Stuu666 (5538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the beer temple. Cereal, biscuity grains on nose, sweet, malty, light fruit, cereal, biscuit. Not overly pumpkin but delicious anyway.
vjohans (176) - SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
herbs, pumpkin aromaalcohol, orange, cloudy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
VastActiv (3490) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rattle & Hum, New York. Colour is slightly cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, spices, biscuit, hints of ginger, caramel and malts. Too spicy for me.
Koelschtrinker (11864) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vollmundig gewürziger Antrunk, trocken nach Kürbis, mild herb. Hell schokoladig, Noten von Spekulatius, Zimt, steigende Süße. Zum Ende schwerer, gut! 9/10/8/11/9/9
chinchill (2624) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Undated 12 ounce brown glass bottle of "DARK ROBUST PORTER" served in a snifter. [from notes]
Appearance: Very dark and reddish mahogany body that looks nearly black but is clear and has exceptional ruby-mahogany edges. Creamy tan colored head soon reduces to a ring but leaves some decent lacing on the glass.
Smell: Medium and dark roasted malts with light spicy hops and hints of coffee and roasted nuts. Aroma strengthens and improves with warming.
Taste: Hops contribute a nice bit of spiciness and lead to an excellent sweet/bitter balance, but the flavor is clearly dominated by roasted malts. Mostly a dark roast and there’s a touch of smoke in the finish, but no unwanted burnt flavors. Roasted nuts, dark malt and an abundance of coffee in the lingering and mildly bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth, with a medium+ body and near perfect carbonation.
O: a relatively gentle, subtle and refined American porter with admirable balance and complexity. Not as rich or strong as a typical Robust Porter.
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. clear light orange body with a minimal head. pumpkin spice and vanilla aroma with an inviting roast scent. pumpkin spices present in the flavor with a strong burnt note that pulls away from everything else. bubblegum notes in the flavor work well with the vanilla orange cream and spice though. as this warms the burnt note drops further into the background, but remains in the finish. not a bad sipper
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 07.08.14.
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 08.14.14.
A: Pumpkin pie with the crust and all.
A: See through reddish amber with a fizz that quickly fades to nothing.
T: Pumpkin pie, sweet spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar.
P: Very bubbly and crisp.
O: It’s liquid pumpkin pie. It does have an edge on the back end probably for balance. This is a fantastic pumpkin ale, but they release it way too early. It was weird drinking this in the August heat.