cgarvieuk (16998) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at home ... dark malts ... big tan head ... soft spice ... big peppery ceder nose ... dark malts ... dark fruits ... soft peppery malts ... soft roast ... dark roast ... light clove ... but the ceder pepperynes is great
Comrock12 (8) - Maynard, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Messy, somewhat oily and a peppery bite. Aroma and taste don't line up. Not bad, but not great.
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savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle brought back from The Bruery. Dark brown almost black with a thick, foamy, tan head. Aroma of pumpkin pie and chocolate with some graham crackers. Flavor is dry cocoa, vegetal pumpkin, astringent spices and a fair amount of residual sweetness. Medium to full body with a foamy mouth feel. Pretty good pumpkin beer, the spices aren’t overdone and it’s not overly sweet.
bs476 (80) - - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cardamon, clove, cinnamon, anise. A good beer. Had at Stone’s "Pour it Black"
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from last year’s release i believe. seemed like a good time to try this one given the season... pours a mostly opaque, deep cola hue, consistent throughout and topped with a creamy fluffy light rententive khaki head... aroma of pumpkin and spices, cardomman (sp), cedar, and light roasted chocolate malt also reside... flavors are more of the same with creamy pumpkin, carraway seeds, rye bread, and smooth cocoa, a light woody additive feature from the cedar is also detected. flavors are semi-sweet in nature, with a creamy and silky body with not a whole lot of bitterness. spices seem pretty assertive still even with a year or so of aging. couldn’t drink too much of this in one sitting but it does hit the spot for fall.
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend at Septoberfest V: Septoberfest Rises on 9/29/12. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, pumpkin, and ginger. Sweet malt flavor with light chocolate and a spicy finish.
ICEatALAMO (1125) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head. The aroma is strong with spice, pumpkin. A nice inviting beer for autumn. The taste is fall in a bottle. Very nice beer for the season.
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sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with nice off-white head. Quite sweet with some bitter notes. Aromas of toffee with notes of caramel, orange, allspice and nutmeg plus a whole lotta clove (too much). Medium to full bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Short, dry finish.
Barreras (1225) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a rich black color with a spicy aroma of celery and potpourri. Taste is initially lika a V8 drink, which changes to a spicy pumpkin, then ends to a potpourri of spicy herbs. An intresting beer that tickles the palate.
AmEricanbrew (6320) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with lingering tan head. Pumpkin meat, pie spice, cedar, nutmeg, chocolate aromas. medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Nice lightly sweet roasted pumpkin flavors with brown sugar, chocolate, allspice, nutmeg. spicy peppery phenol bite to finish--very good pumpkin brew.