nittanytide (235) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured copper, with a foamy, white head. Lots of pumpkin and spice on the nose. Taste is pumpkin and nutmeg, with a dry finish. Good beer to get drunk on if you donít want those lighter abv Octoberfests.
Helsdon (197) - Toronto, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alright Iím a little behind in my beer-drinking, only now getting to this pumpkin brew. For someone who usually avoids pumpkin beer for the spice shit show that they often are Iíve had a few this year that have been rather good. Having recently tried and been impressed with Imperial Compass I picked up the King to giver a go. This is the first of the pumpkin beer this year that Iíve actually noticed the pumpkin flavour and I thought it worked. Pours a golden clear with some white head. The nose is just like a pumpkin pie. Lots of pumpkin smells, vanilla, some malts, and a little spice. The taste is a straight-up mash-up of beer and pie. Lots of pumpkin favours, vanilla, hay malts, and some allspice. Itís not an amazing beer, but it is a damn honest rendition of a pumpkin beer, which is exactly what itís supposed to be. Iíll rate it as that, which will work in itís favour. You canít bitch and complain about a pumpkin beer tasting like one.
veronneaupy (163) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Au nez, on sent le biscuit, le thé tchaï et le grain. En bouche, on goûte bcp le biscuit Graham, la cannelle, la vanille, le grain et un peu la citrouille. La finale est sucrée, caramélisée, douce et cannellée. Très agréable à boire et ne tombe pas sur le cœur.
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tonypreto (49) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 22 oz bottle poured into goblet. Aroma was great, very pumpin-y and pumpkin spicey. There was no head on it at all. I didnít care much for the taste at all, at first it is good, but once you start to really drink it, it becomes a bit too much. It didnít really excite the palate at all, just overly sweet it seemed. My least favorite of the pumpkin beers Iíve tried.
fraynoyes (5) - Astoria, USA - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Extremely smooth amazing beer! Every component of pumpkin pie can be picked out in. The ultimate dessert beer, a MUST try.
WillRunForBeer (792) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Pours orange brown with only a trace of head. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon, oatmeal cookie. Taste is caramel, squash, lots of cinnamon, nutmeg.
benfergy (208) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma has a caramel malt, and more prominently, many spices. The taste is definitely sweet. The finish is malty. Itís an hour unusual beer, and a good one.
AbouAli (41) - GenŤve, SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
biŤre trop ťpicťe avec un fort gout de cannelle et pas un gout trŤs intťressant le point de vue níest peut Ítre pas objectif du moment que je níaime pas le style
sturmthis (558) - Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Amber color with one finger white head. Pumpkin and slight cinnamon aroma. The cinnamon comes out more on the taste. Just a tad too sweet, but nice for a pint.
KingCecil (2059) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home... Pours light murky golden with no head.... The gingerbread man! ...Cinnamon and hops....
Ernest (6314) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly/fully diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel), with notes of nutmeg, pumpkin, peanut butter, cooked rice.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, heavily to harshly bitter, unclean.
Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Like Warlock, this is just terrible, thereís no mincing words here. Virtually no head formation or retention, unpleasant/weird/disjointed aroma of boiled rice, peanut butter, and nutmeg, and syrupy and wayyyyyyyy overspiced bitterness in the mouth. An extraordinarily unpleasant beer, even slightly more so than Warlock.