orangesol (941) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a tulip glass.
A - Pours very dark brown, nearly black, with a small one finger tall tan head leaving small wisps of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of dark roasted malt, bakers chocolate, light vanilla sweetness, canned pumpkin pulp, and pumpkin pie spices.
T - Starts off a big dose of dark roasted malt slowly giving way to a mix of sweet chocolate and spicy pumpkin pulp. The alcohol is all but undetectable. The finish is mostly just dark roast, lingering for some time.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Full feel with plenty of dark roast sticking around through the finish.
O - Not too bad for a cross over beer. I think the dark flavors dominated the pumpkin a bit too much at the beginning but it got a bit better toward the end.
HonusWagner (1682) - Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t know what happened to my rating for this. It’s a really really good pumpkin beer that’s a bit portery, with some cocoa notes and mild roastiness. Solid drink, should definitely be made again...
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells kinda milky with pumpkin spice and some chocolate. Tastes like a pumpkin-mocha-frapaccino, where the initial spiced sweetness is balanced by a bitter coffee character.
FullObs (134) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown. The pumpkin flavor is faint if at all but in all fairness this bottle may have been sitting for some time. There’s a bit of sweetness and just a light spice which i prefer actually. Not too special here but not bad.
DuffMan (7381) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Did they JUST retire this? Because I just had it on tap 10 days ago @ Radio Maria in Champaign. It came in a shaker pint glass, the dark brown colour of an old penny, and with just a skiff ofa head. The aroma was nice-- sweet pumpkin with just a hint of roast. The palate didn’t quite deliver though. The backbone flavour seemed sweet and cola-ish, with a little pumpkin and a little roast, but overall it was weak and thin.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle share on 1/6/12: A bit light on overall flavor profile. looking for more spice character. A bit light on pie flavors, but overall balanced. nose had discernible pumpkin and roasted malt, but none too bold. overall a good drinking pumpkin beer, but just not for me. Just expect bolder flavors from "imperial pumpkin"
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Notes of earthiness and slight spice on the nose. Dark pour with tan head. This beer was awesome. The bottle I held on to wasn’t as good as the first few, but it was still a good beer. Picked up a little bit of chocolate on the back end. No pumpkin, although it was never too prevalent.
undsioux7 (827) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I must have forgot to rate this one, but it has been one of my favorites of the unchained series. I think the pumpkin spice goes better with a porter then the other pumkins out there for some reason.
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
More spice than pumpkin flavor, noticeable alcohol presence. Smoky finish sticks around but isn’t overpowering.
llcooldave (1149) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to BarZigKin for sharing his bottle. Slight roasted malt and a definite pumpkin & spice aroma. Pours black with a creamy cola colored head. Nice roasted coffee & cream flavor with a barely discernable pumpkin note. Overall it’s good stuff.