Naka (708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown. Off-white head disappearing quickly. Aroma is pumpkin and frosted Nilla Wafers. Flavor is a nice sweet pumpkin flavor with a spicy toasted barley with a bitter carbon finish. A nice hop character kicks up the bitterness. A rich body. Nice carbonation gives it a creamy mouthfeel.
dlovell2 (900) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 22 oz bottle from The Perfect Pour. Dark Brown with tan head. Graham cracker aroma. Roasted malt chocolate flavor with pumpkin spice and graham cracker flavors. Some hop finish. This is a great beer And I thought Pumpking couldn’t get better.
mcox90 (1590) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4.75 oz sample at When Pigs Fly. Pours an almost opaque dark brown with some mahogany highlights and a thick tan head. Light pumpkin pie scent with hints of chocolate, molasses & pie crust. Dark malt & pumpkin flavor with more of a slightly odd pie crust taste. Tends to the sweet side. Creamy palate with a moderately full body. Almost no carbonation. Hides its alcohol well. Pretty darn good.
bp (812) - Queens, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours dark black with a thin tan head, aroma is amazing - nicely spiced, taste is malty, roasty and not overwhelmingly over-spiced. Not something I could drink with regularity but a very nice beer.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber split with one half being split with Anndiesel out on the porch. Big sweet chocolate pumpkin aroma, like those little candy corn things. Big sweet dessert beer, sort of a return to greatness for them. Big massive flavors, but the general palate is light as air and the aftertaste is so light and smooth that it truly deserves some merit. Really sweet, but a perfect dessert beer. Quite phenomenal, well executed beer.
Maverick34 (2366) - New York, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark reddish black pour. Strong cinnamon cookie aroma. Sweet taste with mild bitterness. OK but prefer king
conway (1636) - - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice and graham cracker. Taste follows suit and adds vanilla and oatmeal notes. Medium palate and carbonation. Really enjoyed this one.
ryanscourt (798) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oak aroma. Vanilla. Strong malt, choclatly. Dessert like. A sipper but very nice.
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Party Town that I shared with my pumpkin ale-loving wife. But she didn’t like this one, and I did. Pours a deep brown color with an inch of foamy beige head that settles into nothing. The aroma replicates a sweet pumpkin pie crust, like Pumking does- mellow spice, graham cracker, brown sugar, along with toast and chocolate. The flavor has more vegetal pumpkin notes along with dark fruits (plum, craisins, fig), and some bitter dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a mouthfeel that starts sweeter and finishes with some bitterness. Certainly unusual, but I found myself liking it.
TomTron (395) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours coffee black with a thin tan head. Lots of pumpkin, nutmeg and other spice in the nose. Little bit of coffee floating around in there but the pumpkin definitely is the featured flavoring in this one. Not bad, though I still have not found a brew that can completely sell me on pumpkin beers.