Fratto (2510) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Brownish orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin spice and a little alcohol. Taste is woody, pumpkin, a little more baking spice, and a great finish.
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) clear medium amber-light brown with ring of offwhite bubbles. Nose of pumpkin, nutmeg and other spices, fruit puree, and a bit of golden raisins. Taste of pumpkin, bit of watery chocolate, some winter spices, tastes like fall and yams. Medium to light carbonation.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/12/11 bottle from bobby at azwine.
beautiful color... amber-ish with a soft ow head.
big oaky nose... added notes include a bunch of warm cooking spices, caramel, earth, brown fallen leaves, gourd and alcohol warmth.
the flavor shows much the same... aside from the sweetness it is great.
the body is fuller than medium from some creaminess after the carbonation settles... alcohol and tannins dry it out pretty swell. nice. 8.5/5/7/3/16
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is not your average beer folks! Awesome unique flavor and at 10 percent it kicks your butt. Earthy vegetable and burnt sugar. Oak barrel inn the aroma. Silky, syrupy texture. Very addictive barrel aroma. Spices are not that noticeable. Mostly pumpkin, barrel and alcohol. I polished this bottle off in no time and was happy as a clam. I will try anything from this brewery after trying this. I hope they make a sour out of this.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear, ruby color with a tight bubbly cap of foam. The nose is of vanilla, pumpkin, wood, nutmeg and cinnamon. The pumpkin is apparent but not overwhelming and dominating the taste. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and spices help to downplay the pumpkin sweetness. The taste is semi-sweet. The malts add a bread character and the aftertaste is of spent cloves and vanilla. The oak character adds a nice lingering dimension to push it into a snifter and truly make it imperial.
This is a really solid beer. It’s not the normal take on a pumpkin beer. The oak aging really did something unique to this brew. It’s well balanced and frankly, brilliant.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber gold, creamy beige head. Aroma of spice, light pumpkin, some oak, light tart. Taste is sweet, lots of toffee, mild pumpkin and spice. Pretty good, but no Pumking. Medium body, high carbonation. Fairly nice beer, pretty sweet, I don’t get a lot of oak either. Medium body, medium high carbonation.
Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby tinged brown with a thin light brown head that leaves a ring throughout the life of the beer. Welcoming vanilla pumpkin aroma, bubbling with brown sugar, cinnamon and spice. Light oaky notes. Taste is sweet, mainly pumpkin with a little vanilla. Not really much spice, but it is over 3 months old so i suppose there shouldn’t be. A little bit of bourbon and oak, but not an overwhelming amount. Palate is big and full through the finish, which is somewhat vegetal and has a bit of alcohol burn. Overall pretty good, not fantastic. The bourbon is not that noticeable, and it’s hard to tell how good the underlying pumpkin ale really is.
Voodoo (243) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark orange with a thin head. The nutmeg and vanilla come through well and are overwhelmed by the flavor of the pumpkin which comes through quite well. The alcohol is nicely balanced in the overall taste and the flavors linger quite well. A great offfering on this cold February evening.
DocLock (7437) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 cc bottle. Pours a great chill hazy shade of deep coppery ruby, with 1-finger of well-retained off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, oaky pumpkin puree, earthy brown sugary hops. Tastes hot, very hot, a bit thin on palate heft, and a bit lacking in complexity. The flavors are oaky caramel malt, astringent hops, pumpkin and spice, and hops. The smell is better than the taste here.
Reynolds314 (2011) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice tasty stuff. Solid barrel treating gave it a nice oaky flavor with notes of vanilla and wood. The base beer is very big and a little bit too sweet but not cloyingly so. Spicy and intense all around.