sfontain (830) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber. Thanks for picking it up for me, Ryan. Enjoyed from my Pumking glass. Slightly murky dark-garnet pour; one-finger light tan head dissipates very quickly into a thin ring and a couple sparse islands. Aroma dark, malty, bread, pumpkin spice, roast, vanilla, bubblegum. Flavor pumpkin, dark malt, bubblegum. I see -elements- of pumpkin pie here, but I just can’t agree with some of the reviews that this is like drinking a pie; it’s simply not. And there’s something I find uniquely off-putting about this beer, which is not dissimilar to how I feel about Pumking.
MichaelAwesome (5110) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, das war ja mal wirklich eine Offenbarung. Einziger Minuspunkt hier: Ein recht bitterer Abgang. Der Rest besteht aus Kondensmilch, etwas Kaffee und diesem wunderbaren Kuchen mit Pfirsichen und einem Haufen an Kuerbissen. Wow, das hat sogar mich mehr als beeindruckt.
McTapps (5122) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - APR 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with gopherfan99 - many, many, many thanks for this gem, Steve! The beer has got a deep dark brown / black colour with a low, steady, smooth head and very smooth body. Aroma of strong alcohol, chocolate, cake and christmas. Taste of pumpkin cake, cake, cookier, cinnamon, intense barley, mild chocolate, brandy, milky coffee, light malt, woods and perfume. Christmas feeling. Very intense and very delicious. Loved it.
60minuteman (985) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Man oh man this is all pumpkin. Aroma dominated by it, flavor influenced by it, along with malt and barley. Pretty interesting stuff. I enjoyed it.
LuckyDog (559) - - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m not a big fan of pumpkin, in beer or not. Spicy notes. Good stout backbone.
Metalchopz (2513) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Part of their Blackwater Series. Pours a dark copper colour with light ruby highlights. The head is beige, fizzy with tiny bubbles, disappears quickly enough leaving not much lace. Big nutty nose from the pumpkin with spices, chocolate and vanilla. Kind of pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream on top. Quite beautiful. Nutty flavours as well with the roasted malts, hints of coffee, spices and I would say nut again. I must say, this is a wonderful brew. A wonderful dark brew with spices and pumpkin that I love. Love so much, I am real sad to not have bought more :(
revolution2718 (313) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with minimal head. Nose is pumpkin pie, spices. Taste is roast, a bit bitter, spices, pumpkin, almost licorice note at the end, finished bitter. Eh. Smells better than it tastes
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany pour with a brown head. Aroma is pumpkin and spices. Taste is pumpkin, spices(cinnamon, nutmeg) and creamy. Pumpkin dominated the beer. I barely finished the bottle by myself. I’d suggest sharing and drink it during a meal.
deepeary (256) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
2014 bottle from the LCBO. Light colour for an imperial stout, minimal head. Nose is heavy on the spice, vanilla, pumpkin pie. Taste is similarly spiced, almost too much spice. Weird medicinal bitterness hits me, similar to Pumking. Finish is more like a stout with some roasty chocolate notes. Not a fan of this one.
boyercm (1) - nolanville, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. This is the best pumpkin i have ever tasted. Pum spice and apple aroma. Taste is creamy pumpkin with chocolate. Medium body with little head. Low carbonation.
hackobock (2008) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 24, 2015. Bottle, shared by tderoeck, thanks Tim!
Amber/brown, very small tan head. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, caramel, pumpkin, smells like gingerbread cake. Taste is medium sweet gingerbread cake with a light spicy dry bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.