Iphonephan (2265) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 75 cl bottle at home and enjoyed with a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Pours a clear deep amber with a thick ecru head. Woodland aroma. Complex flavors of caramel, pumpkin, vanilla and allspice. Quite a nice beer.
drjay44 (2351) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear, amber SRM 16) body......nose is toffee/caramel, raisin, cinnamon, brown sugar, pumpkin....taste is sweet toffee/caramel, raisin, light plum, cinnamon, vanilla, barest hints of terpene, finishing dry, with pumpkin tones....mouth feel medium to thick, sticky, alcohol burn lightly present, carbonation low. The pumpkin, and spices balance nicely against the malt back bone, making for an intriguing and very complex beer. The alcohol burn is a bit too apparent, and is the only large flaw. But, overall, this has hints of becoming close to an Oloroso Sherry, except for the low ABV for any Sherry. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Split this bottle amongst many people in line at the CBS release. Poured into my Deschutes snifter.
A: Pours a solid orange with brown swirls though out. Solid off-white head leaves some nice lace behind.
S: Great pumpkin and cinnamon on the forefront with a nice oak backbone. Nicely balanced.
T: Nice raw pumpkin with cinnamon and nutmeg giving it a kick. The barrel was well integrated and some vanilla sweetness comes through on the back.
M: Medium bodied with a nice sweetness left on the palate.
O: I really enjoyed this. The barrel qualities were well integrated and not overpowering at all.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-02-2011
RamyG4 (308) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a medium cream head. Aroma is sweet, pumpkin, citrus (orange), caramel, some cherry, lots of oak, vanilla, bubble gum, and pie spice. Taste is medium sweet with very little bitterness, solid but doesn’t live up to the aroma. Finish is woody with a little alcohol. Full bodied, creamy, soft to moderate carbonation. Very good but different pumpkin beer.
BOLTZ7555 (2603) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful glistening copper/tangerine pour with a fluffy eggshell head. The cap could easily hold a quarter. With time, it diminishes to a film. Nice nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and brown sugar aroma. Flavor improves as it warms it still doesn’t match the nose. Slight bourbon and vanilla play with the autumn favors. Caramel, toffee, dark fruit, fresh pumpkin, and spice. Alcohol is minimal. Pretty solid addition to the Fall line-up!
kayres (327) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark clear brown with a thin tan head. Sweet pumpkin nose. Very sweet fruity full bodied brew with a nice bourbon vanilla flavor at the end
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barn0216 (305) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours rich reddish brown color, medium head. Beautiful sweet pumpkin spice aroma, clove, no alcohol surprisingly. Alcohol presents itself more in the taste. Buttery malt, kind of like a pie crust, somewhat sweet, pumpkin and spice, and a surprising bitter finish. Not something you will drink regularly, but very impressive.
neepsntatties (1034) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Colour...dark copper with a thick off white head. Nose...somewhat musty and yet spicy with a general squash-like background. Palate...semi sweet with a dry oakiness followed by pie spice and butter crust with hints of pumpkin and vanillin. Somewhat like Pumking but less sweet, which I rather enjoy!
high_on_hops (470) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber color with a tan head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, vanilla, some whiskey, and little bit of funk. The flavor is balanced spices and pumpkin up front with a sweet bourbon and vanilla middle and finish.
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Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice light brown w/some chestnut colors - lightly carbonated. Smells pretty hot and fusely w/pie spices - no real oak on the nose. As it warms up, toffee is a big player on the nose. Tastes of all spice, nutmeg, toffee, touch of coconut and a pretty boozy kick. Not a real balanced BA beer, pretty HOT. Has a surprisingly dry finish that ends in an almost tannin/astringent finish. Not great, not bad, much better closer to room temp.