fishonmyplane (499) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aged in rum barrels, with spices added, plus some vanilla extract. It’s very rich and would be a good choice for a cold late-autumn night. There is really a lot of vanilla flavor, everything else takes more of a secondary role, IMO. The rum barrels give it a burnt sugar flavor reminiscent of Southern Tier’s Creme Brulee Stout. A nice innovative take on a pumpkin ale.
vtafro (4424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at EBF. Orange golden pour with some light head. Head no idea what kind of beer this was gong into it. Pumpkin, sweet, and spice aromas. Rum, vanilla, spice and light pumpkin flavors; off season but still decent.
rayaron (555) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. A bit hazy copper with small off-white head. Aroma of clove, spicy, notes of banana, chocolate milk, a bit sour. The flavor is fruity (cherry, pear), vanilla, spicy, yeasty, light sweetness, light sourness, herbs, light woody notes, sweet-sour dry finish. Light carbonation, medium-bodied. Well balanced. Excellent.
Iphonephan (4012) - 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 (10541) - San Diego, California, 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 (9118) - 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 (2275) - 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 (1058) - Chicago, Illinois, 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 (2164) - 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 (2854) - 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 (178) - - 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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