bluejacket74 (1186) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle, bottled on 08/26/13. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like pumpkin spices, pumpkin, roasted malt, and some chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like pumpkin spices, pumpkin, nuts, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, lactose and a bit of coffee. I think the pumpkin/spice flavors are stronger than the roasty stout ones, but there’s enough balance between those flavors that makes this an interesting beer to drink. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I thought this was pretty good, hopefully Southern Tier will make this again next year! $8.99 a bomber.
abcfan (670) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is full of pumpkin and spices. Pours black with a tan head. Fairly zesty on the tongue with a spicy alcohol burn finish. Was pretty good as an ice cream float!
ddemmingjr (657) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours dark blackish brown, creamy light brown head that persists. Nice lacing. Nose: cinnamon buns, pumpkin pie, ginger spice, cooked pumpkins, chocolate malts. On the palate, lighter bodied. Distinctive roasted pumpkins, chocolate malt sweetness, vanilla. What a great pumpkin fall beer.
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JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at the pumpkin beer tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 9/5/13. Darkest brown in color with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, cinnamon, ginger, caramel and some chocolate. Flavor starts with bitter and spicy cinnamon sticks, then some ginger spice and sweetness before a roasty finish.
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught via a 1/6 that I put on for opening Sunday, sadly it had no good fortune for the Mighty Vikings......this week. Poured a medium density dark black body with an average sized foamy super light beige head. Aroma is loads of pumpkin pie, some light chocolate, well done toast, overcooked pumpkin meat, milk. Body is medium overall with lighter carbonation and no trace of the high ABV, smooth and easy drinking, could easily knock these back. Flavor is a hair below the aroma, notes of pumpkin and light pie spice, dark toast, some burnt chocolate and deep roasted malts. Not bad for ST’s 1st attempt at a big Pumpkin Stout.
PhillyCraft (2774) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared wit Bill, Keith, and Simon. Pours dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is very reminiscent of pumking...lots of vanilla, pumpkin pie, and sweetness. Taste is creamy pumpkin, cinnamon and roasty chocolate. Even some tobacco as it warms. The body of this is in no way a stout, a lot thinner and similar to the original king. Annie baby does like this. I was good to you mikey.
Dogbrick (7135) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Ale Wine & Spirits beer tasting on 09/05/2013: Pours a dark cola color that is not quite opaque. Medium khaki head that diminishes steadily to a film, and partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt and pumpkin spices. Medium-bodied with flavors of burnt malt, sweet pumpkin and touches of hops. The finish is sweet with a pumpkin pie aftertaste. Thinner than I was hoping, really tastes like a black and tan made with Pumking. Pretty good overall.
ADesenberg (471) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: pours a dark brownish, black color with a tan head on it. Aromas are sweet pumpkins. It tastes, much like everyone else has said a lot like Pumpking, but that doesn’t make it bad in my opinion. Creamy, spicy, pumpkiny. Tasty!
Damico (2309) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark, unclear brownish black with a nice lighter beige head. Aroma is incredible, chocolate pumpkin cereal, and warm pie crust. Flavor is delicious sweet pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and some bitter hop flavors unexpected blending with fall spices ending on the palate.
mikesaum (573) - Newark, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a very nice khaki head. Aroma is the exactly the same as pumking, no roasty notes like i expected. Taste is about the same as pumking just with less butter taste. Well So far the new blackwater editions suck.....