Beerman6686 (4170) - 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 (6734) - 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 (752) - 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 (4417) - 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 (7585) - 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.
ScoWRee (374) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a a brownish color like cola. A nice thick tan foamy head. The Pumpkin spice aroma hits you right away. Wow taste is hearty. The head is creamy. Taste of pumpkin, clove Oak ( Bourbon).. It feels good in your mouth. A very hevy alcohol presence. Almost too much. A very nice imperial pumpkin!
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Has some nice spice scents and flavor with a nice oak background.
Cybercat (3198) - Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty aroma has a firm pumpkin tone and some cinnamon, plus an undertone of oak. Pours a slightly hazy sienna with a light buff head. Flavor has an oaky overtone plus notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, malt and caramel. Lively, fizzy texture has a decent amount of body. A bit spendy, but tasty and enjoyable.