Palidor19 (2918) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pros outweigh the cons but the flaws are very significant. The aroma remind of pumpkin, nutmeg, oatmeal, and cedar. The palate is smooth with a strong bite in the front. The end is where is its flaw with a heavy, tannis astringent bite. Still this is fantastic
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Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I can’t remember whether I sampled a draft or a bottle. In any case, deep garnet-red body, thick puffy beige head. Herbal nose with lots of pumpkin flesh. Pulpy body, herbal, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and toast in addition to chocolate. Good.
AHSlowhand (39) - - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Graham cracker and pumpkin on the nose. Nice deep brown color, with a cream colored head. Taste is like drinking pumpkin pie. So much more complex than pumking
jandd1983 (2440) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of sweet pumpkins, some roastiness and vanilla notes. The taste was similar to the aroma with added roasty chocolate flavors. It had a dry finish and was full bodied. Very tasty.
jkwood04 (3743) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle into a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, pumpkin, hints of coffee, and some light spices. Flavor a nice blend of an imperial stout and pumpkins. Smooth to thicker texture. An interesting pumpkin imperial stout.
kaser (2488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste is like candy. Like bubblegum. Black pour from draft at village tap. Dark head. Pumkin, chocolate, and slight coffee notes. Good but wouldn’t want too much of it
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a bit of lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pumpkin spices are present in the nose—nutmeg seems to stand out in particular along with hints of cinnamon.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has lots of pumpkin spices, although the cinnamon seems a little stronger and there are also notes of pumpkins and hints of roasted malts. As the beer begins to warm up, the spices stand out in the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The pumpkin spices lend a little dryness in the finish.
O: This beer hides its alcohol rather well so it is relatively easy to drink, although my personal preference would be to have a little more pumpkins to balance with the spices.
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swanmann (584) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle DOB 9/6/13 - clear, dark chocolate brown with ruby tone and some off-white bubbles. Aromas of pumpkin, booze, dark chocolate, some spice. I like the flavor a lot; clean pumpkin flavor with roasty bitterness, caramel and dark chocolate sweetness, and a touch of bright pine. It’s definitely full flavored, with a full body but not unnecessarily thick and heavy. The soft carb and mouthfeel hold up well. Well done.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: November 1, ’13.
A: Moderate aromas of pumpkin spices, but mostly nutmeg seems to stand out along with hints of cinnamon.
A: Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head and a little lacing.
T: Tastes like Pumking with some cinnamon and roasty chocolate-ness coming through, light chocolate covered "Pumking" aftertaste and a dry finish.
M: Full body and medium carbonation.
O: Looks stout-like, but feels more like Pumking, which isn’t my thing because I don’t really dig pumpkin spiced beers, but I had to try it....
RickTStiles (696) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear very dark brown with a fizzy white head. Pumpkin and spice aroma. Taste is dark bitter chocolate and pumpkin. Finish is spicy.