sonnycheeba (4799) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with creamy beige head. Aroma is fresh pumpkin, nutmeg, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit esters, light cream. Flavor is roasted malts, light caramel, pumpkin, milk chocolate, faint ash, and faint earthy hops; dry, roast finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
Slipstream (2348) - USA - APR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dry, malty stout. Flavors of espresso, tobacco, dark bread, molasses, and maple syrup. The aroma leans toward being yeasty. I didn’t sense all the spices that some others did. Pretty good, but I was hoping for better from Southern Tier.
Beerdedone (3156) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a frothy tan head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of pumpkin pie, chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg and roast. Flavor was quite sweet and smooth with chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin pie and vanilla. Medium body, soft carbonation, roasty dry finish.
BrewHaMeister (402) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Busyness, bomber bottle pours a dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aromas of pumpkin, spice, nutmeg, and bread. Flavor is bitter sweet that lingers. Pretty good.
bytemesis (6009) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark clear black, small fizzy tan head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is spiced, cinnamon, nutmeg, ask spice, a bit of roast. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, very spiced, lingering luck a penny bitterness. Medium body. Meh.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-03-21. Black body moderate head. 3+ Aroma is sweet with a lot of pumpkin pie spice, touch of vanilla and/or hazelnut. 8+ Flavour is sweet up front, mild spice, very light roast and vanilla. Smooth bodied palate, modest carbonation. Nice stuff. Like Pumpking with a touch of stout. Bottle shared by Blankboy
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drjay44 (3245) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, beige head, with some lacing, over a clear ruby brown (SRM 25) body....nose is roasted malts with cocoa, nutty tones reminiscent of almond, roasted pumpkin, light spice, minimal hops....taste is slight sweet malts, with light hints of dried fruits, almond extract, roasted pumpkin, mild allspice, hints of cocoa, minimal esters, finishing slightly dry, with mild spice hop bitterness.....mouth feel medium body, mild stickiness, slight alcohol warmth, mild acid on the finish. This is a deftly made beer. The spices and pumpkin were gently used resulting in a beer with intrigue rather than domination. This is probably a spice/herb vegetable beer not an Imperial Stout by BJCP guidelines. Rating as an Imperial. BJCP 6/3/12/4/6
Ferris (10565) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pumpkin, chocolate and roast malts. Jet black with a rich beige head. Pumpkin, spice, bitter and a bit starchy. Starts good, but ends bad.
blankboy (7054) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[My bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel] Pours ruby-brown, almost black, with an average size diminishing frothy light-brown head. Aroma: Nice! Lots of pumpkin along with roasted malt, cream and chocolate. Flavour has lots of pumpkin, lots of spice and roastiness and finally, a spicy bitter finish. Medium bodied. I really like this but a little goes a long way.
gopherfan99 (1221) - CROATIA - APR 2, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, pours black with a tan head, nice aroma of spice and pumpkin pie, tastes sweet with flavors of tasted malt with spices and pumpkin. One of my favorite imperials.