Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Virginia Beach. Pours a dark rust color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, pumpkin, apples and that molasses really comes through. The taste is earthy notes, pumpkin, brown sugar, faint hops and a spicy finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) light brown fluffy head that had OK retention, reducing slowly to a thin film and small collar with good sheets of sticky lacing
The aroma was on the mild side, with a toasted grain malt and an earthy doughy yeast and had notes of nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, a touch of brown sugar and of course pumpkin.
The taste was very lightly sweet and a tad malty with notes of brown sugar and pumpkin from the get go, and then took on an almost stale bitterness and had a mild spicy finish. The flavor was most definitely short in duration with not much left behind but a slight hint of spices.
Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a decently mild carbonation.
Overall this was a light tasting Pumpkin Ale, which did possess a decent drinkability but was pretty much nothing special...
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish pour small white head. Aroma of miller and pumpkins. Thin pal canned pumpkin and beer. Drinkable but not good.
DiarmaidBHK (4012) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from ABC Fort Lauderdale. Another mediocre effort from Tommyknocker. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. pumpkin and spice on the nose but it has a bit of an artificial vibe to it. A bit of molasses on the tongue but not much else. Just very boring.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of cola, herbs, nutmeg and autum spices, pumpkin. Very dark reddish brown hue with a small soapy off-white head that moslty diminished and left no lace. Flavor is medium sweet with no bitterness. Palate is watery with very soft carbonation. Overall a let down. Nothing to see here, move along.
Wittales (760) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance was clear reddish brown with creamy diminishing tannish 1 finger head, hints of lacie. Aromas are sweet caramel & chocolate malts, slight spice and pumpkin.,yummy. Taste are sweet esb or brown like malts, hints of spice, sugars and soft pumpkin. Palate was soft flat-like CO2 with meduim body, then spicey average length malty brownish clean finish. Liked but more 2-row and pumpkin...
dwyerpg (5220) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
To me this was a pretty poor pumpkin beer. The flavor was just of slight pumpkin and quite boring. Just eh.
obguthr (5242) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pumpkin, cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger, and allspice nose, with a touch of molasses. Clear brown, medium cream colored head, decent lacing. Thin body. Flavor is peanut hulls and brown sugar, not nearly as complex as it smells.
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a small head. Decent aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg. Palate is thin and a bit watery. Flavors seem muted relative to the aroma.
BrewBoxer (2506) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep amber color brown color. Smells of cinnamon an nutmeg. Nice bready body, but kind of flavorless in the long run. ok