DuffMan (7991) - 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.
SSSteve (3950) - - NOV 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. clear copper with a small, stable, cream colored head. fleshy pumpkin, toasted malts, light oak and very light spice addition in aroma. long flavorful palate. pulpy, vegetal, fresh cut pumpkin notes in flavor with light spices. the oak really accentuates some the pulpy vegetable meat and adds the perfectly fitting hint of vanilla. medium body, moderately sweet, highly drinkable at 10.31%(clever). awesome label art. this crooked line series has really opened my eyes to uinta. all of them have been extraordinary. one of the best series of special release beer out there if you can get them!
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled August 24, 2012.
Appearance: The body is a, surprisingly, beautiful clear garnet that has only a very little bit of carbonation activity showing in the body,a thin tan head sits on top with poor retention.
Aroma: The aroma has a prominent wood aroma with a melody of spices with cloves, nutmeg and ginger coming to mind and light cinnamon.
Taste: The intro is sweet and malty with pumpkin and very light spices playing on the side of the tongue and oak balanced well with the beer.
Palate: Thick and full with light fizzy carbonation.
Overall: One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had, this is very well balanced and the oak is a great addition.
Gachupines (1073) - USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark auburn/red with a light white head. Aroma is big pumpkin pie spice with a strong hint of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is like a rich boozy pumpkin pie mixed with a huge does of vanilla and bourbon. Finish is strong oak, but surprisingly clean considering the flavor. Also, the bourbon does a good job preventing this beer from being overly sweet like some pumpkin beers that are reminiscent of pie. Excellent, might be my favorite pumpkin this fall.
boxofrane (2414) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours copper without head. The aroma is clove, nutmeg, wood,and a little booze. The taste is sweet, boozy pumpkin. This guy is pretty strong. Decent but not my ideal brew.
Thisis12ptfont (992) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank this baby at a party on halloween night. Aroma is fresh hops accompanied by a dark caramel and oat presence. Appearance is a deep amber color with nice lacing against the glass. Genius complexity on the palate. Very strong alcohol presence with flavors of herbs, spices, burnt caramel, molasses, honey and masked pumpkin notes. Overall, this is an intense and full-bodied beer with a lot of assertive flavors. I’d give this an A+ rating.
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark auburn color with a big off white frothy head. Aroma of caramel, spices, alcohol, vanilla, bread and oak. Very malty and pumpkin spices in the flavor; some vanilla, and a bit of oak. Could have used some more aging. A solid beer, but expected more.
ellolovey (479) - 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 (4357) - 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.