fishonmyplane (505) - 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.
olr1984 (1418) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours a dark amber with an off white head. cinnamon vanilla and pumpkin taste. not much flavor from the rum barrel
Ratman197 (11751) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of caramel, cinnamon, clove and light rum. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, cinnamon, clove and light rum with a smooth lingering spiced finish.
jbuskirk (924) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Travlr for the CT rate and one hell of a pumpkin brew. Yep, it’s official. I like pumpkin beers, now. Like the other game-changers I’ve had this last year, Roadsmary’s Baby offers a whole bunch of real pumpkin taste with plenty of spices to go with. I can’t say the barrel-aging has added a lot of complexity, but I can’t complain considering the extremely tasty pumpkin dessert flavors. Roadsmary’s Baby isn’t quite potent enough to immediately drop you into nightmares about giving birth to the devil’s pumpkin spawn, but you’ll notice this has more booze than your typical autumn pumpkin beer. The grains and the gourds can be friends. I’m glad I’ve come to see the light.
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Thanks, Gene! "Travlr")
A- Pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, spices, subtle vanilla.
A- Amber color, hazy liquid, off white head.
T- Pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg, spices, subtle alcohol.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, long spiced finish.
O- Yum! Tasty! Delish! All of the above. This is a pumpkin beer done right. The pumpkin is balanced with everything else and the spices are diversed and not just a load of cinnamon or nutmeg but incorporates a plethora of spice nicely. Didn’t get a ton of vanilla, and any rum at all. Kind of wish they have played a bigger presence but no complaints from me on this one. Wish I had another!
radagast83 (6083) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a hazy orange color with a small white head. Aroma was light sweet malts. Plenty of spices. Flavor was light cinnamon, nutmeg notes.
nimbleprop (6319) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy orange with a ring of white head. Nose of brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, a little vanilla. Flavor follows, root veg, cinnamon, nutmeg. Sweet finish. Decent.
Voodoo (473) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep dark burnt organge with a light white head......aroma of nutmeg, pumpkin spices.......taste is crisp, clean, smooth with wood notes, nutmeg, touch of rum in the backside. Quite a nice effort.
Travlr (17644) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Adam of Juba, thanks! Clear golden orange color. Rosemary aroma. Rosemary and gourd taste. Strange.
GenDV138 (4093) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the DC Gathering. Golden amber with off-white head. Aromas of pumpkin, spice. Tastes of pumpkin, subtle rum, spice. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
thome50 (1246) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - NOV 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Omar, opened at the Libertine November bottle share. Pours a light brown with small off white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice. Taste is a thinner pumpkin beer but still a nice mouthfeel for the style. Vanilla and maybe a bit of booze.