chribban (164) - - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from Total Wine & More in Boynton Beach, Florida.
Clear (almoust see-through), dark brown beer with a a beige, foamy, three finger head that leaves lacing on the glass.
Nose: Nutmeg, cinnamon, whipped cream, vanilla, chocolate- and caramel malt, roasted notes and spices.
Taste: Sweet tast of chocolate, pumpkin, nutmeg and licorice.
Light body to be an Imperial Stout but still very pleasant. Small amount of carbonation and a little bitterness at the end. Feels almoust like a black IPA.
Great taste an I would love to store this in my "beercellar" but I canít take it home to Sweden... :(
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.
Guerde (1165) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Pours jet black with a medium tan head that settles fairly quickly to a thin cover. Aroma reminds me of chocolate chip Kwik Trip muffins (or Otis Spunkmeyer muffins) and Yankee scented candles, although nutmeg, cinnamon, and even that pie crust element found in its paler relative is also found here. Nice cocoa and chocolate scents. Flavor holds milk chocolate, warming spice (mostly nutmeg and allspice), roasted malt, and pumpkin puree near the finish. The roasted malt lingers on with the spice and turns up sharply near the finish which yields a harsh bitterness I didnít particularly care for. Mouthfeel is thinner than expected and carbonation is higher than expected.
Brentv (338) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Um. No. This was suggested to me by the knowledgeable employee at Total Wine & More. Since I like imperial stouts, he told me that if I also like pumpkin, which I do, I would enjoy this a lot. No. This is just not drinkable. Points given for a nice try, but this is not my kind of beer.
hfmejias (703) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with a nice tan head. Aroma: pumpkin pie is predominant, there are also some malts and some slight chocolate notes. Taste is consistent, lots of pumpkin pie, roasted malts, some caramel, some spices... But overall pumpkin. Not bad but definitely a sipper.
AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
sort of a brown, hazy not black color. no head.Nose is cinnamon, spice, sea salt, yams and brown sugar. ugh. this is bad. super intense spice like eating pumpkin pie spice out of the canister. then thereís this sweet brown sugar, harsh bitterness. minor sweetness at the finish. Yam / candy yam finish lasts a while.
BeerdedDave (297) - - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
black with a tan head; roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate and pumpkin; a smooth stout; fairly pronounced pumpkin flavor, but the pumpkin is nicely balanced with th echocolaty, roasted malt and coffee notes; I have always been a staunch believer that pumpkin should absolutely never be used in the brewing process - this is the beer that has proved me wrong
scottw86 (1094) - Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured black with a large tan head. Aroma has lots of nutty notes with pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Taste has lots of spices with dry pumpkin and chocolate. A bit creamy with an eggnog type finish. Very good overall, it has a good amount of pumpkin flavor, but maybe a little too much spice.
bigda83 (168) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice deep black color with very little head. Aroma of pumpkin, dough, and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Taste follows the nose exactly. This was my first time trying this. I still prefer Pumking to Warlock, but this was very good. Perfect for when the weather turns colder and fall hits. Body was pretty full and I donít think I could have drank two of these.
kmccrea (17) - Stow, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet pumpkin aroma, dark black appearance. Tastes of pumpkin and spice. Mouthfeel is kinda chalky. Definitely a desert beer.
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TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a smaller bubbly light tan head. Aroma of...you got it. Pumpkin pie, with the crust included. Would be interesting to have this side by side with Pumpking. If my eyes were closed and I smelled this I would think itís Pumpking. Honestly donít get much imperial stout of it at all. Flavor of yup...Pumpking. Maybe some slight roast and some more toasted caramel notes than Pumpking. But itís not what I was hoping for. Wishing it was a big ole imperial stout with a touch of some pumpkin pie spices. Instead itís a Brown Pumpking. Was going to say abv well hidden for an imperial stout. But noticed itís 8.5% so already on the low end for the style.