Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured deep garnety-amber with a dense beige head. The aroma picked up a lovely blend if pumpkin meat, nutmeg, and molasses, with some cinnamon and biscuity notes too.. warm and welcoming. The flavor found molasses and lesser pumpkin meat at the core.. dry, somewhat oxidized spices around (nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove).. finished with tacky spices and a slight soapy character. Light-medium bodied and dry on the palate.. just an OK flow.. started out better than it finished.
jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours copper with a light tan head. Aroma is nutmeg, medium malt. Taste is nutmeg, medium malt-molasses, slight earthy hops.
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at hooters...yup hooters. aroma was stronger of cinnamon then true pumpkin. taste matched the aroma and wasnt overally impressed.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: pours deep and dark – mahogany, ruby, black cherry. Off-white head fades fast into a collar and head of broken film. Swirls with a bubby collar, no lace.
Nose: rich and intriguing. Cinnamon sticks and chocolate are one and the same. Roasted and slight charred pumpkin and spices. Maple and molasses for a sweet edge. Roasted chestnuts and chocolate lead into s’mores and graham crackers. Pumpkin spice cake.
Palate: medium bodied and silky smooth mouthfeel. Pumpkin spiced breads and cake, pulp, and more spices. Chocolate and graham in the breath. Lightly dries the palate, sweet silken maple and molasses along the edges. Fire roasted pumpkin ending in sweet molasses and maple with cinnamon sticks.
Final Thoughts: delicious. For my first foray into Tommyknocker I am impressed. A rich and never overwhelming pumpkin harvest ale to welcome the chill with. I’ll gladly drink this seasonal year after year after year.
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes like pumkin and molasas and other fall spices. Medium brown with very little head. One of the better pumkin ales in myopinion!!
S_Side_Smitty (691) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2011
1.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2014 Pours a cloudy dark brown with a thin head. Looks thick - visually. The aroma is molasses, pumpkin, and a faint "toasty-chocolate". I get a funky yeast aroma as well. Taste is disappointing. The malt flavor disappears quickly along with the spices. The flavors are muddled and it’s hard to distinguish anything. Leaves me wanting.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: SMB Pumpkin
Date: September 04, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: clear dark brown, frothy beige head, lots of spidery lace
Aroma: light sweet spicy aroma
Flavor: sweet spicy flavor, pumpkin pulp, cinnamon, allspice, touch of chocolate malt rounds it out
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
SanfordBrewer (1462) - Sanford, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Translucent dark amber with a thin persistent beige head; medium body with medium carbonation.
Aroma: molasses and molasses.
Taste: very phenolic, sweaty notes, with some molasses and spice.
Lorenasa (159) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark brown with a small light head. Aroma of molasses and spice. Sweet molasses with hint of pumpkin. Has a nice finish
natejgood (468) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear medium to dark brown with very little head or carbonation. A bit of an ale smell with the smallest hint of malt. Definitely a bit of a pumpkin flavor, but a bit sweeter than I like my pumpkin ales and also lacking a bit of the pumpkin spice flavor I love. Not a bad pumpkin ale by any means, but it could use more pumpkin and spice flavor.