maekchu (1973) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from CCB in Osaka. Yeast, big earthy notes with spice and light chocolate and moderate fumes. Dark brown/ruby color with a thick head that dissipates within a minute. Strong mix of dark fruit flavors, mild citrus and cinnamon, yams notes balance it out. Really hard to suss out individual flavor notes. Medium body. Very rich flavor-forward stuff. Elegant and not overly sweet. A great take on a traditional style.
KyotoLefty (6179) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle. Deep, lovely amber-red with a tall head that disappears quickly. Very big spice nose, yams (seems like pumpkins), cinnamon, Belgian yeast. Nose spicy fall nose. Sweet flavor, maple syrup, cinnamon, fruity tang, oranges. Very autumny. Quite sweet but not over-the-top at all. Quite nice, really.
sitzds (284) - - JAN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Bruery poured into a taster by the server trying to entice bottle purchases. Appearance is brown with orange highlights, tan head the quickly settles to a film, and minimal lacing. Aroma is sweet potato pie spices, maple syrup, brown sugar, and malt. Taste is light brown sugar and yam sweetness complimented by the nutmeg, clove, and allspice bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation,thick texture, clean finish.
snoworsummer (1944) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a creamy, foamy, beige head. Smells like maple syrup, booze, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Tastes like root vegetables, some creaminess, light sweetness, and light alcohol. Medium body and low carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3377) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear ruby/copper with many particulates suspended and thick creamy off-white head. Aroma is toasted and cereal malts, spices, light caramel, syrup, yams, and light floral notes. Flavor is sweet bready malts, caramel and syrup, yams, light vanilla, and light spices; semi-sweet finish that gradually dries out. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
DrewFace (732) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very murky muddy light brownish orange color, head dissipates quickly. Big sweet, malty, Belgian type character in the aroma. Alcohol, sweetness, some maple like flavor, spices, light vanilla and oak character in the finish.
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Murky brownish orange. Minimal head. Nose full of spices like a pie. Taste is similar with some marshmallow and vanilla. Very creamy and full. Tasty but kinda muddled. Maybe they shook it before pouring it for me.
Stuu666 (1706) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a dark ruby/brown, bunt toffee and light maple on nose, tastes sweet, burnt toffee, caramel, maple, hint of aniseed.
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting take on your usual fall/pumpkin beer. More meaty and chewy but with a sweetness on top.
NatKadaw (95) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I found this cloyingly sweet. Fairly heavy pumpkin pie spice presence, a little sticky and medicinal. Would almost make for a better warmed drink.