MalcolmTucker (642) - SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Muted vegetal aroma that doesn’t inspire much confidence. Flavour is much better with a nice blend of sweet toffee, peppery hops with a considerable pumpkin presence.
zimbo (467) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A colab from the two hottest breweries in Scotland today.
Nose is a bit vegetal but nice. Glowing white yellow full thick foams head. Nice critic nose too which is cutting. Smooth middle with activity on the left and right of it. Not much development at the end but still very satisfying beer.Quality.
BenH (1996) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at bat. Dark amber with white head. Slightly stale aroma, like spilt beer trays dried up. Taste is better, caramel, toffee and spicy pumpkin. Pleasant mouthfeel but a little warm for me. Not bad.
AshtonMcCobb (2055) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Blue Blazer. Pours amber with a nicely proportioned head. The nose is unusually earthy with vegetal notes too, perhaps some sweat as well. The taste is more of the vegetables, perhaps root vegetables other than pumpkin. The palate is medium bodied and textured with a clean finish. Overall, this is the first time I’ve really tasted pumpkin in a pumpkin beer as it is usually buried amongst biscuity malt and spices such as cinnamon. A valent effort but it doesn’t give me as much pleasure as the other Cromarty or Tempest beers.
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a smalloffwhite head. Aroma is toasted malt, sweet and caramelosh. Bitter, herbal and dry into a bitter and dry finish.
cgarvieuk (12892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 cask at bow ... hazy amber ... thin tan head ... soft toffee soft orange nose ... zezty toffee ... soft pumpkin ... soft sweetieness ... quite sweet ... soft toffee fruits ... juicy juicy malts ... just not rich enough for abv nor pumpkin enough
mr_h (2322) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask by handpump at Bon Accord, Glasgow (31 Oct 12) - cloudy amber brown, good tan head, pine, fruity aroma, sweet fruity, grassy flavour, good body, plenty hop, moderate carbonation
JohnRMurdoch (2889) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask @ The Bon Accord. Hazy chestnut brown colour, good beige head. Mild pumpkin malt aroma. Dry dark chocolate & pumpkin flavour. Smooth with dry aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.