Iphonephan (3538) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Beer Heads MeetUp bottle share event in October 2014. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Pumpkin nose. Caramel and mild pie spice flavors. Smooth finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Doherty’s Ale House. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is nutmeg and cinnamon, toast and caramel malt with light earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is pumpkin, toast malt, nutmeg and cinnamon with light earthy hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample at GABF 10/03/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Dark copper color with a medium thin beige head that recedes quickly. Short strings of lacing. Caramel, nutmeg and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of pumpkin spices and malt. The finish is sweet with a pumpkin spice and vanilla aftertaste. Decent overall.
evergreen0199 (2111) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Ginger Man, Greenwich, CT. A dark amber/orange coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Pumpkin, spice aroma. Tastes of pumpkin, spice, a hint of rum, slightly sweet. Enjoyable pumpkin beer from this likeable CT brewery.
scarletfire65 (976) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Cloudy amber pour, minimal head. Aroma is funk, rum, mushroom, pumpkin, spices. Scrubbing carbonation. Tastes of rum, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, faint yeasty banana esters, light funk. Very abrupt and clean finish. Dry. Exceptional pumpkin ale, best of the season so far.
Slipstream (2061) - USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Bacchus. An interesting brew for sure - a rum barrel-aged pumpkin ale. The rum clearly adds something. There is light pumpkin & fair amount of spice in the flavor.
OldGrowth (2730) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Sheraton Hartford Bradley airport bar. Good aroma sweet. Caramel and rum.Little pie spice. Tad hazed brownish orange color, good head, spottylace. Sweet flavor. Medium body creamy oily mouthfeel sweet finish. . It’s good. Falls short of what I feel the mix could be. Not enough rum or spice or pumpkin. Imo
e303 (112) - - OCT 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip. Pour is reddish brown with a cream colored head. Aroma is pumpkin and spice with a hint of rum. Taste is pumpkin and rum with a decent bite. Lingering vanilla and pie flavors. Finish is well carbonated and clean. Really nice beer.
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boto (1882) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: This one pours a darker orangish-amber color. There was just a bit of an orange tinged head that didn’t linger or leave any lacing. Nice nose! Pumpkin and pumpkin spices predominate, but not over done. Bit of a good caramel malt poking thru. It has a good taste. Very malty, with just a bit of sweetness. Some pumpkin pie spices as well as some pumpkin. There is just a hint of the rum from the barrel aging noticeable. I like this one!
two7offsuit (223) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark orange color with an off white head. Aroma is pumpkin and rum. Flavor is sweet pumpkin.