ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Bruery. It pours a dark amber color with a medium sized head. It has a unique aroma to it. Sweetness with dark fruits and a cola quality to it. Taste is unique. Doesn’t have the usual flavor but a licorice and floral taste. Mild hoppiness to it.
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a light brown head. Malt and pumpkin pie spice aroma with light vegetal notes. Malt and caramel flavor with spice (hot and sweet) and light vegetal notes. Medium bodied. malt and light darker malts linger with spice.
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Black in color with a large tan head that expands, overflowing the glass and making your wife upset that you got a mess on the nice coffee table (watch out). Roasty aroma with assertive pumpkin and spices. The flavor is nice, roasty, with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin, roast, and cocoa. Medium-plus bodied and smooth with average carbonation. Good stuff.
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from dcschiller- thanks, Dave! Pours a deep, dark brown with a finger of tan head that lasts for quite a while. Big spice in the aroma, with notes of nutmeg, soy, cinnamon, roasted pumpkin, brown sugar, molasses, and berries. Flavor has the same spice profile, along with roasted pumpkin, earth, soy, cola, and nuts. Faint fruit acidity. Something hard to place. When bsuedekum brought it to my attention, he was spot on: barbecue sauce. Very odd slate of flavors but I found myself liking it quite a bit. Medium-bodied, with a spicy, savory mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Unusual but definitely worth trying.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Bankhead. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a thin head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big spicy notes including cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, wood and pumpkin in the finish. The taste is spices, pumpkin, roast, milky note and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied.
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Bruery Provisions. This beer is a brownish-black color with a medium foamy tan head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of pumpkin spices and malt. Medium body with a strong pumpkin character along with notes of toasted malt and wood. The finish is sweetly spiced with a pumpkin aftertaste. Above average overall.
craftbeerdesign (2220) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle thanks to Luckyhank. pours black with a big 4 finger tan frothy head - which settles down to a nice 1/4" >... light spice nose with cedar coming through and sweet chocolate. med to full body - soft throughout with nice warming spices, chocolate, coffee, cedar and light pumpkin. bright finish with cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, chocolate and coffee notes. very enjoyable beer!
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty orange color. Nice spicy aroma. Much sprightlier than its autumn maple cousin. Spice and wood notes intermingle well.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on draught at the provisions store). Pours a dark brown color with orange hues and a thin, creamy tan head. Aroma is strong, earthy pumpkin and pumpkin spices. Also, some buttery pie crust as well. Taste is semi-sweet malts and light bitterness. Full bodied with a dry finish. A nice pumpkin ale!
jtclockwork (10321) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to PeteinSD. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of chocolate, roast black malt, pumpkin, lactose sugar, cedar, cinnamon, clove and autumn spices. Cedar adds a nice level of complexity to the palate. Medium body.