MacBoost (1544) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap. Pours black with red edges and a brown head. Aromas of burnt pumpkin pie. Taste is spicy and sweet. Flavors of pie crust, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin. Very aggressively spicy and vegetative. Finished semi sweet. Not my favorite.
notalush (5398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber - pours a dark ruby brown - looks like a glass of Coke - doesn’t look very appealing for the style - this smells and tastes (and looks, really) like they simply made some Pumking and dumped some stout into it - I’ve always been a fan of Pumking, but for me, this simply does not work - the rich pumpkin pie aroma and flavor is not complimented at all by the bitterness and roast of the darker malts, but rather, they clash pretty significantly - and as an imperial stout, this is an epic fail - too thin, not really any impy stout character unless all you expect from a stout is black malt bitterness - but even as a pumpkin beer, it is pretty disappointing - should have just bought Pumking.
zoucrew102 (908) - - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Cinnamon comes through first on the aroma as well as roasted malt, nutmeg and a little bit of pumpkin. Pours black with a thin, light brown head with good retention and lacing. Rich body and silky mouthfeel to start. Sweet caramel malt flavor with roast flavors to start. Finishes slightly bitter with the cinnamon and nutmeg coming through with a bit of pumpkin. However, this is quickly overpowered by bitterness and strong roast flavor. Pretty good, but not as good as the pumking.
sailracer (443) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a deep block with chocolate colored head. Very sweet with strong caramel flavors. A bit of pumpkin pie flavor. Not much bitterness or much in the way of roasted malt character that you would expect with an imperial stout. Not bad, but too sweet to drink much of this.
deadbuilt (5) - - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A little too spiced for my taste. As is pumpking, but i finally gave this brew a try. If you're a fan of pumpking and stouts you will love this. Would be impressed with a stout that hinted pumpkin pie taste instead of spice.
slowrunner77 (7284) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fantastic combination of aromas and flavors that I easily prefer to Pumking. Big spices, but well integrated and decadent when mixed with the chocolate/coffee aspects of the stout. Smooth as hell, with some roast, warmth, and a little sweetness. Great brew."
njnut (357) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into Southern Tier pint glass a black with mocha head and lace. Aroma was an interesting mix of pumpkin pie, deep roasted malts and spice. Medium carbonation with a full body, feels like liquid velvet in the mouth. Taste is pumpkin pie, coffee, dark chocolate, and cinnamon. This is a sweet not bitter finish. Some alcohol note in the first few sips but the darker flavors took over and hid the alcohol as it warmed. Very interesting, and I enjoyed this one. Maybe my favorite pumpkin beer.
robgibbens (423) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Black as a Halloween night! short tan-white foam fades quickly. Aroma is cinnamon, brown sugar and caramel. Roasted malts fill in the background. This smells so great! The flavor has a slight bitterness but the cinnamon and nutmeg come through. The flavor is not the same as the aroma but supports is. So yummy. This is what you drink on Halloween in the back room at the party! Smooth going down with a bitter aftertaste. And at 8.6%, it’s sneaky!
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - SEP 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing pumpkin flavor in this stout. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and chocolate come through in the taste and aroma. This is a special beer. One of my favorite for the fall season. The stout/pumpkin blend is spot on in this brew. Well done.
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Emeister84 (1611) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of spice, pumpkin, subtle chocolate, subtle black licorice, subtle molasses. Dark brown, mostly fading off-white head. Dry, spicy, roasty, somewhat rootbeer-like. Medium bodied.