Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is pumpkin, vanilla, cloves, caramel, taste is similar, fruity.
nuplastikk (4871) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle to the dome c/o Elise. Wow, the spices still dominate...would’ve thought the barrel would come through more. A monster of a pumpkin beer sure, but not seeing how that is desirable. Kind of gimmicky, not one I’d seek out again. There is some vegetal pumpkin that is nice to see in the style. Its a beast, but that’s about it.
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper pour with a light brown head. Aroma is pumpkin, spices, oak. Taste is oak that mellows out the pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin pie in a liquid form. Oaky and dry. Alcohol is well hidden. Great lacing. Little sweet, and thick. IMHO, the best pumpkin beer I tasted this 2014 season.
JMurph72 (14) - - FEB 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: oaky, nutmeg, vanilla, and other spices. Lots of pumpkin and spices while drinking.
Appearance: deep clear amber with a thick white/tan head
Taste: initial sweetness with a light bitter, medium sweetness finish.
Mouthfeel: sticky, light to medium bodied.
charule (1427) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from recent BA trade. Poured clear amber with thick white head. Aroma of oak pumpkin spice sweet vanilla. Light carb med bod. Tastes similar to aroma with more wood
hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours clear and burnt-orange with copper highlights and a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. The aroma offers pumpkin, then vanilla, then spices, and then caramel - in order of big to subtle. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is a holiday swirl of pumpkin, sweet vanilla, caramel and a healthy quantity of tannic bitterness. Bittersweet long-lasting finish. Very nice!
chinchill (2551) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large 2014 bottle.
Pours red-brown with a fine head that leaves ample sticky lacing.
Flavor matches Uinta’s description, with vanilla, oak and bourbon from the barrel aging, medium and dark malts, and pumpkin and pumpkin spices.
Weaknesses are a less than optimal blend of flavors and overly obvious high ABV. The aroma is not plaqued by these issues and, consequently, is better than the flavor.
George999 (197) - Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from the bottle is dark brown with an off white head, Aroma is roasted, a little sour notes, maybe toffee as well, taste is pumpkin and a little toffee, finish is a smooth and lightly sweet
tekstr1der (99) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful clear brown/amber pour with thin tan head. Aromas of caramell and spice. Very malty with the brewer-stated hints of bourbon. Not much flavor of the pumpkin spice, but extrememely smooth sipping and mouthfeel.
nick76 (4297) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma has caramel spices and a bit of pumpkin. The appearance is deep amber. The taste is like the aroma but a bit cardboard like. The palate is smooth. Overall this is decent but not all that.