sfontain (802) - 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 canít agree with some of the reviews that this is like drinking a pie; itís simply not. And thereís something I find uniquely off-putting about this beer, which is not dissimilar to how I feel about Pumking.
coachd (94) - Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2014
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma of pumpkin, allspice, some roast and a little cinnamon/sugar. I was really expecting a stronger aroma. Appearance is black with a dense off white head. Taste has tons of spice and some roasty hops. Not very complex flavor. No pumpkin whatsoever in the taste. Watery, tastes kind of like burnt, bland pumpkin pie or bad gas station coffee with flavored creamer in it. I donít understand the high rating - I found this hard to drink. Palate is terrible; I have never had a more watery palate on such a high ABV beer. I normally donít trash beers like this, but I have to do it this time. Complete waste of money. I think Iím done with Southern Tier. The only beer of theirs I have liked is Unearthly.
Niko100 (1979) - Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, pumpkin, dark chocolate, & some nutmeg; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, dark chocolate, pumpkin, some vanilla, and spice; Nicely balanced; Not one of their top tier stouts - but very nice.
SG111 (83) - - AUG 30, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pitch black with little head from a gentle pour. Aroma is amazing. Pure pumpkin beer. Lots of cinnamon, pumpkin pie, whipped cream. Flavor is lots of cinnamon, more of that pumpkin pie. Like a more tame version of pumking. Very little stout character in this one. The main stout quality I see is a slight malty roastedness in the finish.
puboflyons (2127) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. It pours mahogany brown with a modest tan head. Some reddish hues too. Check out that aroma! Pumpkin spice, rich dark sweet malts, but only a hint of hop bitterness. Medium to full body. The pumpkin spice really soars in the taste but it is balanced by this amazing dark sweet malt character and mellower hop finish. This is one of the more amazing brews of the style I have ever had.
ttroha (253) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Hop City. Pours dark black with tan head. Aroma of Fall and Pie. Taste of roast, pumpkin and vanilla. Very smooth and sweet. Pumpkin is not overbearing. Itís like drinking a delicious, sweet dessert.
MadIndian (2373) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle gift from Mathew Rementer. Nice notes of roast, chocolate and pumpkin. Finish was velvet smooth, hints of pumpkin and a lot of vanilla. I thought the blend was delicious and the pumpkin flavor was not overbearing.
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bomber from Beer Run, opened 8/17/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of candy pumpkin, squash and a bit of roast. The taste is roast, pumpkin, candy pumpkin, mild hay and vanilla. This is the same bullshit pumpkin flavor from Pumking. I guess I should have known. Artificial tasting terrible dreck.
Tazahemani22 (5) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My first review, here goes nothing.
the nose has a delicate pumpkin to it but a very pronounced note of spice, caramel. pours black with a medium head. taste is direct. you canít miss the pumpkin and coffee. paired with carrot cake to compliment its rich thick palate. they go very well together as stated on the bottle. even at roomier temps, this brew is truly delicious without being too boozy.
algemo45 (61) - - AUG 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pumpking with a tan. Smells and tastes similar to pumping, but lacks lasting power. Falls a bit flat towards the end of each sip, but overall enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dliberto (154) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Pours an extremely dark brown/black with a creamy dark tan head. Aroma is comprised of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The taste brings out the chocolate backbone of a stout while adding the flavors of the pumpkin. A thin beer with very little carbonation and a nice oily mouth feel.