Concealer (775) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a clear, dark reddish brown- near black- with a tan head that does not last. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, doughy bread, and creamy chocolate. Flavor is the same with a light warmth in the finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouth feel. It is as expected, a darker, creamier Pumpking. Well done.
sean6120 (2) - - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Great beer very smooth pumpkin is present but not over the top low head retention must try
Mora2000 (5704) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of cinnamon and nutmeg with some chocolate and pumpkin thrown in. The flavor is more of the same. I get some heavy bitter chocolate and cinnamon notes as well as some ash and tobacco. There is also some earthy pumpkin character. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
alliance100 (676) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle - pours jet black with thin tan head . Pumpkin pie aroma . Smooth body . Notes of chocolate , hazel nut and pumpkin pie . Very good for a pumpkin beer .
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Danyel (745) - Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very spiced, chocolate, sweet. Taste is very spiced, lots of clove, chocolate, bitter finish. Pretty good.
Gachupines (901) - USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is a mix of pumpkin spice and chocolate. Flavor is pumpkin spice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Rich, dark chocolate with a slightly burnt flavor. Noticeable cinnamon throughout. Thick body, rich mouthfeel.
Crompt (113) - York, South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
So in the traditional sense of a stout this would rate very low for me because it is very thin and the roasted character that I love so much in my favorite deep dark stouts is nowhere to be found. However this is obviously a spice stout and it is absolutely dominated by nutmeg, clove and cinnamon I love it since I’m a sucker for fall spices. Imagine the exact same spice profile as pumpkins but with a light roasted background to mellow it out some. Not sure which I like better but Pumking and Warlock are both some of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had in a very mediocre and crowded seasonal style.
bigguns22 (678) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour dark amber tall white head. Aroma pie spice and malts. Full flavor beer tons of pie spices and stout flavors maybe best pumpkin beer yet.
Mrnoluv (157) - long beach, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pumpkin smell is very strong, sweet chocolate, hint of coffee with a lttle bitterness after the swallow, real mellow taste.
JMerritt (1800) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Very, very dark brown with garnet highlights and a smallish, fizzy tan head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices (heavy on the ginger and cinnamon), rich molasses, toasted marshmallow and cola. Ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg spices follow through into the initial flavor, which mellows into toffee, caramel, light cocoa and a slightly boozy and charred wood maltiness. Immediate finish is a quick burst of milk chocolate with underlying nutmeg and a slight char. An interesting amalgam of campfire s’mores, fresh pumpkin pie (and a small snifter of whisky).
Brouwerij (929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with quickly settling tan head, no lace. Aroma is pumpkin pie, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg. Flavor is pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and spice. The pumpkin and spice overwhelm the stout character. Mild caramelized and toasted malt as it warms. Soft to medium carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture.