glider (57) - Shrub Oak, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
INTERESTING YEST STRANGE. nOT A SESSION BEER, BUT BETTER THAN gUINESS. REALLY HEARTY
olr1984 (1286) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a a dark brown with a tan head. Taste like pumking with chocolate mixed
ilovedarkbeer (2436) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown color. Notes of nutmeg, smoke, dark chocolate, and roasted acorn squash. Lively yet supple mouthfeel.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit IV, Day 3. Thanks to jcnielsen! Pours a clear reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Pumpkin cookie, cardamom, chocolate, vanilla aroma. Somewhat chewy, caramel, very spicy, chalky, cardamom, cinnamon, pumpkin, sweet flavor. Sort of fun to drink at first but then kind of annoying.
Jethro6191 (494) - Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thin dense head. Pumpkin, baked sweet potato, coffee, and dark chocolate notes. Moderately bitter. Medium to full body with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice unique take on a pumpkin beer.
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The only way I can describe this is near-identical to Pumpking except with a delicious addition of roasted malt. This is a must-try!
koleminer20 (983) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. The pour is light. It's a ruby-ish black. Clear, and you can see light through it. Not a good start. The head is white, thin, and leaves little lace. The aroma reminds me of Pumking. There is a blast of pumpkin and then it fades through a little bit of an oatmeal phase and it's just a wonderful aroma. The flavor is just as good. The pumpkin is pretty awesome and I love the balance with the roastyness and oatmeal characteristics of the stout. It's definitely thin for an imperial and that's where it takes most of its knocks. The mouth feel is decently thick and coating with a lingering finish to the flavors
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Finhead (1325) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a tan head. The aroma has licorice, pumpkin, wood, and slight bourbon quality. It has a full body with thick texture and average carbonation. The taste is roasted and lightly bitter with a dry, alcohol finish.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Deep brown, nearly black, ruby highlights, thin frothy tannish head, spotty lacing. Sweaty graham cracker nose, faint cinnamon and nutmeg, along with a non-descript graham cracker. Has a strong spicy graham cracker nose, backed by pie crust, pumpkin pie, and slight cool whip. Not too heavy, but has a strong pie influence. Reminds me of what Pumking was when I first tried it. Very much smells and tastes like Pumpkin Pie at this point. Spices are nutmeg and cinnamon, with a little crust, but overall its like smelling and tasting a pumpkin pie. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Doesn’t ever come across as rich or thick. Not all that roasty, or Imperial Stout like. Really does remind me of the original Pumking. Pie pie and some more pie!
lamas (1439) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. DOB: 10/16/13 (I think). Pours a clear deep mahogany with a thick khaki head. Caramel, a roasted graininess, toasted malts, cola, pumpkin pie, cinnamon graham crackers, dark chocolate, and some coffee in the aroma. Medium body. Rich chocolatey flavors and creamy pumpkin pie dominate the initial taste. Caramel, cola, and cinnamon graham crackers follow. Toasted grains and bitter coffee at the end. Wintry spices and a fair amount of warming alcohol are present throughout. Doesn’t quite seem like an imperial stout - I feel like I’d rate this even higher if it was in another category. Seems like forever since I’ve had something from Southern Tier. They still don’t disappoint! An excellent dessert beer.