radagast83 (6948) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a murky dark orange color with a small white head. Aroma was heavy notes of cloves, nutmeg. Flavor was a lot more subtle, with light pumpkin pie spices.
tillmac62 (659) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear medium amber with a garnet cast (copper with red). Normal head volume and retention, poor lacing.
Almost world class nose of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg with a subtle pumpkin over a rich base of toasted biscuit with a strong caramel influence.
Heavy light body that is smooth. Perfect carbonation with a burst of effervescence in the middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish.
The flavor profile is outstanding. Had the alcohol been completely covered, it would be world class. Intensity is spot on, but balance and complexity is where this beer shines like a jack-o-lantern on a cold dark witchy night. It begins with a blended spice flavor over a rich toasty malt base that comes just to the sweetness threshold. Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg lead. By the middle, clove arrives and becomes dominate over the malt base that now has a caramel influence. The middle also provides the strongest pumpkin influence which had been creeping to the forefront. Bitterness is more of a tickle that provides balance. The finish allows alcohol to be noted as the slow fade of mostly clove lingers. As the finish lingers, dryness is quite evident and ginger provides it’s strongest influence.
Westchesterco (1732) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a bottle at the Nov 2015 RateBeer gathering.it is a cloudy golden color with no head. The aroma is clove and the taste is pumpkin spice cloves and nutmeg
Iphonephan (5810) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle at the Nov 2015 RateBeer gathering. Pours a clear caramel brown. Flavors of clove and nutmeg. Pumpkin pie spice flavors.
argo0 (12928) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Medium beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, clove, nutmeg, some ginger. Taste is moderately sweet, clove, some nutmeg, ginger. Light-medium body, light acidity.
jcnielsen (3095) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Corked, 375 ml bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Pumpkin, fresh spices - nutmeg, clove, slight cinnamon aromas. Caramel, pumpkin bread, spices flavors. Alright, one of my less favorite Troegs beers.
BroadestTom (355) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma pumpkin, caramel, pumpkin spice,
Appearance amber, orange, minimal head,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate medium body, lively,
Overall a unique pumpkin beer that has actual pumpkin flavor but also has a funkyness about it. One of the better pumpkin beers that I have tried. I would suggest this beer to a friend.
keepersj12 (3051) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A different take for which i should be grateful but it didn’t seem to work for me. The spice was ok but it was a bit tart.
samsmith33 (772) - - OCT 18, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
In tap at blend. 4 of 4 in Pumpkin flight. More Apple than pumpkin. A bit. Too tangy.
GenDV138 (5502) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. 2015 release at 7.5% ABV. Clear amber brown with a finger of quick fading off-white head. Aromas of spices, pumpkin, herbs. Tastes of pumpkin, spices, yeast, herbs, light caramel, a little saisony funk. Medium body with a dry finish.