b3shine (8054) - Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a mostly transparent deep amberish brown with fluffy light beige head. Smells of pumpkin and spices with a fairly sweet backbone; much like pumpkin pie. Tastes like it smells with an oak presence as well. Pleasant on the palate. A good pumkin beer that is dangerously drinkable!
after4ever (7541) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and baled. Pours a murky dark rubied amber with a dense and fizzy light tan head. Big boozy nose, fairly sharp, showing cardamom and nutmeg and oak. Creamy body on the light side of medium, fizzy carb. Hot pie spices on the mid palate, lots of biting sharp wood, and then a somewhat boozy finish.
UDBeernut (2617) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml split with wife pours amber with a silky off white creamy colored head that leaves a light lacing coat. light cinnamon, nutmeg, light caramel. big effort from oak and booze. body is burly.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, shared with friends. Mostly clear dark red color. Great bigger off-white head. Decent rows of lace. Nice oaky pumpkin, spice nose. Good hearty pumpkin, spice flavors. Hint of chocolate. Moderate bitter taste, sort of a spicy finish. Alsohol is not bothersome, though, no burn nor bite. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter, sort of crisp carbonation. Solid imperial pumpkin ale. Very smooth and easy drinking for the high ABV. Not at all boozy. Not too sweet like pumking, more on the bitter side, but I like it still. Good, in it’s own different way.
Dansrc51 (46) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of cinnamon and pumpkin, and lots of booze. A little oak. Nice color of mahogany. In truth, a little underwhelming for the price. Not near as much pumpkin flavor as I'd hoped. Needs to be to temp before flavors really come out
Leave your pretensions at the door.
jillk1 (2) - - OCT 16, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
excellent!!! On the the best this year. aroma is rich with spice. The appearance is dark. Taste incredible the vanilla and bourbon. would like buy a case but can’t little pricey
ABUSEDGOAT (2566) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown color, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, oak, vanilla, caramel. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel, alcohol is readily detectable. Chewy with caramel and malt sweetness, but also has the pumpkin and barrel flavors you’d expect to see.
TheJestersBeer (2382) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ GABF.
Pours a medium amber, with a beige head.
Spicy, oaky, fruity aroma, caramel, cinnamon.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid to high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Fruity, spicy taste, caramel, malt, oak, vanilla, cinnamon.
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber with a tan head leaving heavy lacing. Aromas of spice and pumkin. Tastes of fall spices like cumin and some cinnamon with some hoppy notes. Heavier mouthfeel for a lighter colored imperial barrel aging comes through with an alcohol warmth.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma has hint of pumpkin and spice. Light brown pour small off white head. Taste is complex. Little pumpkin but oak agging is visible. Thicker chewy mouthfeel than most imperial stout pumpkins. Very good. Alcohol comes out at end.