MaBeer1972 (1431) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Julios. Pours out a deep reddish brown with a big frothy tan head. Strong sweet spicy aroma. Somewhat earthy. Flavor is big and roasty, oak is kept in check. Very smooth and easy drinking. Alcohol nose is slight. Big and chewy finish. Not an everyday drinker, but definately worth a try.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
excellent ruby brown color, with a finger of off white creamy head. Fall spices on the nose, complimented by a nice malt character and a hint of oak. The oak flavor jumps out first, and the spices some into play next, I love that they aren’t overwhelming. The malt on the finish is nice. A very well crafted beer.
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a fairly clear dark ruby amber with a medium to large seized deep beige head. Pumpkin, soft spices, a touch of oak on the nose, sweet pumpkin and caramel. Medium bodied, big and warming, spicy malt and pie spices, a touch of pumpkin. Moves into some sweet boozy plum and prune notes, more malt and a light amount of spice. Warming alcohol into the finish. Tasty.
pdx77 (1477) - Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a corked and caged bottle. One of my all-time favorite pumpkin beers, and I really enjoy pumpkin beers. The addition of oak aging really brings out the pumpkin pie flavors.
BenH (2930) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber with off white head. Quite a musty and dusty aroma, spicy pumpkin as well, lots of toffee. Taste is toffee, biscuit, spiced pumpkin and a little wood. A little sweet and cloying. Ok
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a very dark amber colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of vanilla, cloves, ginger, pumpkin and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lovely with lingering puff candy, pumpkin and alcohol again.
cgarvieuk (17016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white head ... soft roast ... light pumpkin nose ... soft sweet fruits ... very sweetie ... juicy fruits .. light floral ... got a flavour of some spangles...
yespr (34856) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty and light breadish. Light spiced. Toffee malty, bitter, caramelish and light nutmeg spiced. Sweet and roasted malty. Bitter and medium dry finish.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best pumpkin beer by me.
Has a strong pumpkin spice aroma, but more interestingly has a rich herbal, almost vegetable, character. The oak is not nearly as present as I would have liked, but the beer is a complete success.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Parksy and Gripp-- beautiful deep red-orange colour, thick lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, spicy, lots of pumpkin with undercurrents of vanilla. Nicely malty palate, pumpkin muffins, vanilla, woody dryness in the finish. Quite rich, medium to full bodied. An amped-up pumpkin beer that really works.