ellolovey (453) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml Caged and corked. Shared with UncleMattie. Pours a medium amber with tan head. Aroma of burnt butter cookies. Taste is sweet malts, vanilla, spice, and pumpkin. Very light on the spices. Nice all over mouth feel. A bit sticky on the lips. Nice lingering spicy finish
unclemattie (4169) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, caged & corked. Bottled on 09/14/2012. Mahogany color, tan head. Nutmeg nose, date sugars, sweet malts, and alcohol. ellolovey says it smells like burnt butter cookies. I think it smells like my homemade sweet&sour sauce. soy sauce, raisin, cough drop, licorice, clove as it warms. Flavor of oak, vanilla, squash, sweet malts. ABV well hidden. Heavy bodied. (3506)
Happy Halloween 2012.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked and caged----> tulip. Pours deep amber brown with very little head. You have to get your nose very close to the liquid to get any aroma. What aroma is present is mostly caramel and pie spices. Taste is fairly complex with muted nutmeg and clove along with vanilla, some boozy bourbon, and vanilla. Fairly light on the palate but not watery. I’m a sucker for pumpkin beers and this one is pretty good. Could have used a bit more spices, but that’s just me.
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a dark amber color with a beige head. Aroma was of lots of pumpkin flesh and light spices. Flavor was much the same, pumpkin flesh light spices, and nice barrel notes and light funk. Decent.
bb (6850) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a tan head. Pumpkin pie spice and malt aroma with light toffee. Spice and toffee flavor with light vegetal notes and light oak. Medium bodied. Toffee and pumpkin pie spice lingers with oak and earthiness.
kimjongill (207) - - OCT 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this upon a high recommendation from a fellow beer lover. Overpriced, I’d say. Almost no strong aromas, but a good and complex flavor. I found there was only the slightest sour taste present in the beer, which many could find strikes a pleasing balance with the pumpkin flavors. Overall, a bit disappointing. I would recommend Pumking.
CampesinoTino (757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked & Caged 750 ml Bottle. Reddish brown in appearance with a cap of light amber foam. Aroma is a blend of toasted pumpkin, nutmeg, vanilla, caramelized sugars and oak around the edges. The taste is pumpkin, clove and cinnamon at the start followed by a strong middle section of bourbon, caramel and toasted malts. Toward the end there’s some brown sugar, allspice and more oaky alcohol notes. The body is moderately thick and creamy with medium carbonation. Overall, it’s the liquid version of a slice of bourbon-soaked pumpkin pie. Well done.
radagast83 (4566) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a bottle of this. Poured an amber, foamy white head. Aroma was oak barrel notes, with plenty of sweetness and gourd. Flavor was a touch of vanilla, oak barrel notes, with some sugar notes, and there’s pumpkin there too.
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
20/10/12 Bouteille 750ml: Belle couleur brune orangée, avec une bonne effervescence et un bon colet de mousse beige pâle. Explosion d’arômes, épices tradiotionnels (canelle, clou de girofle, muscade), cirotuille, bien mélangé dans de fortes notes de boisé. En bouche, elle explose de saveurs d’épices et de boisé. L’alcool fait son apparition quelques secondes plus tard et pas à peu près. Finale un peu trop forte d’alcool qui vient débalancer l’harmonie.
Dogbrick (8023) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV on 10/12/2012. Clear dark copper-amber color with a medium foamy beige head that diminishes slowly. Partial sheets of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee, oak and pumpkin. Full-bodied with flavors of pumpkin, sweet malt and oaky vanilla. The finish is sweet with a pumpkin aftertaste. Pretty good overall.