pushkinwow (1553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Capones. Fairly dark amber with a nice beige head. Good lord what an aroma...sorta reminds me of a light pumpkin cheesecake that makes my mouth water and may be one of the best smelling beers Iíve ever wafted...moderate to high carbonation, mild+ body, semi-sweet and a little thin with a kick of alcohol towards the end. Fairly easy to drink and not overbearing on the spice or the sweetness but after that heavenly aroma the rest of the beer doesnít measure up.
Nejhleader (1148) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little bit different for a pumpkin brew. I thought it had a sweet butterscotch aroma that blended in with the taste as well. Creamy body, sweet taste of butterscotch, some pumpkin. Enjoyable
kramer (4345) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange body with a frothy off-white head that left lots of clingy lace. The nose is rather different than most Pumpkin Ales, lots of vanilla and sweet brown sugar with a decent amount of pumpkin meat. I usually expect lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, but I donít smell any in here. The flavor is incredibly sweet with loads of brown sugar, lots of vanilla, some spicy clove, and the pumpkin towards the finish. Some really nice graham cracker like maltiness under all the sweetness. Medium bodied and a bit clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. This is an interesting beer. It gets a little tiring on account of all the residual sweetness, but it really is unique among Pumpkin Ales.
dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber from Capones. Poured a decent looking although slightly a touch thinner looking burnt orange body with a smaller off white soapy head. Aroma is loads of cinnamon, some pie crusts, nutmeg and candles. Body is medium overall with average to lighter carbonation and a drier then expected finish. Flavor of spices, cinnamon and vanilla bread, clove and grains along with some dry grass amaretto. Sort of like this one because its a bit different.
Ed5388 (1223) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber shared by dmac! Thanks Dave!! Pours a clear amber color with a small foamy off white head. Big aroma of cinnamon, followed by nutmeg, light pumpkin, and some floral hops. Taste of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, bready malt, bitter pumpkin, and grassy hops.
BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Luminous red-tinged atomic orange-amber appearance with a light ring of head. The nose is blasted with moderate doses of sweet vanilla and brown sugar as well as a modicum of hops. The body is of red cream soda, perhaps from too much almond or vanilla extract, annihilating any traces of pumpkin their may have been. Looks like the zombies got to this one and de-pumpkined it before I could get to it.
PhillyCraft (2568) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2013 Tap at Barcade care of Maryanna, pours hazy copper with creamy but small and non lasting off white-head. Smells like pie crust, vanilla, pumpkin, and shaving cream. Taste of sweet pumpkin pie, oak, vanilla, gingerbread and old man cologne. Medium to fuller body. Lingering finish. I agree with most that the spice can be toned down a bit. Still a pretty solid pumpkin
gripweed57 (435) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy amber orange color with a Large rocky beige head. Sweet caramel malt nose with notes of vanilla, baked apple and cinnamon. Sweet toasted malt flavor has obvious hints of allspice, nutmeg and caramel malt. Light spicy hops come through in finish. Nicely done.
charule (600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at Voodoo. Poured amber with light tan head. Decent spiced pumpkin aroma. Med carb and light bod. Harsh spicy pump taste. Not my style.
artmcd8 (1076) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at Voodoo. Aroma of mostly cinammon and maybe a hint of chocolate even though I donít think itís in there. Warming spices in the flavor. Thinner mouth feel.