sfontain (851) - 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.
jw0406 (1037) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pours a dark amber color with a small tan head. Aromas of molasses, pumpkin, roasted malt. Full bodied, complex, a very good beer.
Frothmeister (693) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. I have enjoy MANY of Southern Tier’s brew in the past. I have disliked MANY spiced beers in the past, and so, I gave Southern Tier the benefit of the doubt. However, because of my indifference to almost all beers-spiced, this guy has been sitting in the cellar since Autumn of 2014. Pours a clear dark garnet colour with a thin tan head. On the nose, graham cracker, a strange off-putting smell of Corn Pops cereal, pumpkin pie filling, and a light cola-like smell. MUCH lighter in body than I was expecting, and medium sweet with ginger snap, a faint buttery note, light molasses, and dark coffee up front that leads into caramel, dark malts, a bready note, and some light bitterness in the finish. It reminds me an awful lot of Southern Tier Pumpking, which I’m just not a huge fan of. Every now and then I’ll stumble into a spiced beer I really enjoy, but this wasn’t one of them. It’s palatable, but definitely not a return visit.
hockey9930 (237) - - MAR 4, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark red with no head. Aroma of molasses, pumpkin, and pepper. Initial flavor is strange and hard to pin down; some pumpkin, phenols, cream, a little chocolate. Finish is spicy like Mexican hot chocolate. Heavy bodied.
JK (5563) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Heavily spiced and lots of pumpkin. Kind of soft on the palate. It is sweet, squash and pumpkin flavors stick around.
cgarvieuk (19720) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2016 Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft chocolate.. Over spiced .. Massive pumpkin nose... Dark sweet pumpkin... Dark chocolate roast.. Too sweet pumpkin...reminds me of Some puddings thing from my childhood that i really disliked...
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Don’t try to drink this at the end of a session. Very powerful stout and pumpkin character, which may work well as a sample, but overwhelms with any volume. Tried with Ryan in Omaha, 2016.
KornDogg (568) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pumpkin and subtle chocolate aroma. Black body with thin tan head. Flavor begins with roasted malts followed by chocolate and strong pumking notes. Slight bitter and chocolate pudding aftertaste.
kajser27 (1067) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black colored, small tan non lasting head. Aroma is of spices, pumpkin, chocolate, cinnamon and Speculoos biscuits! Taste is medium to very sweet caramel, Speculoos biscuit spice mix, cinnamon, chocolate, some pumpkin, bit of alcohol and warmth. Medium+ bodied, creamy, soft carbonation.
islay (1986) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Approximately 1/3 of a 22 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-23-15. Scents of pumpkin, nutmeg, dust, walnuts, and vanilla. Not my favorite set of smells at all. Reminds me in aroma of an old lady’s house. Pours dark brown with a deep amber hue and a small amount of beige head. Burnt malts taste. Flavors of dark chocolate, nutmeg, coconut husk, and squash. Increasingly pumpkin-spicy on multiple sips. Medium to full body. Lively in the palate. Overall, memorably unlikable and offputting.
AnokaBrewer (159) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle pours clear and black with almost no head and very little carbonation. Aroma has caramel and spice. Sweet at first with a light bitterness in the finish. Thick texture and the finish goes from bitter to a long sweet finish.