Beerly There (26) - Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice touch on a seasonal classic. Not as good as the originator of the style "Buffalo Bill's Brewery's Original pumpkin ale but not not bad. Pretty high ABV, which at 10.31 is not only Halloween trick, it's also a treat .
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle pours a murky orange with a ring of white head. Nose is blended with root veg and brown sugar, spice too, cinnamon, nutmeg. Flavor is spicy, light pepper, root veg, cinnamon. Full bodied finish. Missing some of that barrel.
GenDV138 (6099) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the DC Gathering. Golden amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, pumpkin, oak. Tastes of booze, caramel, oak, pumpkin, malt. Medium body with a dry finish.
60minuteman (1355) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Decent aroma of vanilla, nutmeg, pumpkin pie/bread, spice. Huge flavor has some harsh elements of spicy bourbon, malt and hop. And oak. Barrel aged to a fault. There’s too much power to the aging process in this one.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[7594-20150827] 750mL bottle. Fruity jam toast and pumpkin pie aroma. Hazy, dark red body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Sweet spiced pumpkin and toasted malt flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(w/ Big Red, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Blairgus (4170) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
31 oct 2915, bottle. Dark Amber. Nose is sweet, pumpkin spice, actually smells like pumpkin pie. Full body and moderately fizzy. Pumpkin pie, cloves, and a little too much wood.
TH28 (386) - - OCT 31, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Appearance: Deep brown, murky, moderate white head.
Aroma: Strong oaky vanilla notes, cherry, with only a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Taste: Rich toasted maltiness with strong woody oak character and vanilla. Moderately strong bitterness with only a touch of pumpkin spicing with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with slight creaminess, low carbonation.
Finish: leaves a lingering woody oak and cinnamon flavor on the tongue.
Overall: One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had, with strong barrel characteristics that dominate the flavor profile, with minimal pumpkin spicing in the background. A nice warmer for the colder temps of the season.
BVery (9667) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Happy Gnome. Rich clear orange pour with a soapy white head. Clove, cinnamon, nutmeg. Some vanilla and light oak. Slightly dry late. Very tasty.
Guerde (1288) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Pours a deep red color with an off-white head that forms a ring around the snifter. Aroma is strong of cinnamon, pumpkin pie, vanilla, oak, ginger, clove, and a little butterscotch with some apple emerging with further warming. Not bad at all. Flavor possesses a hit of pumpkin pie, more heavy cinnamon and hot ginger, with a lingering and drying vanilla to oak finish that’s interspersed with snappy clove kicks. Little bit of pie crust emerges on the finish too. Mouthfeel is full and weighty with minimal carbonation. Some booze heat is detectable, but not as much as I expected.
jandd1983 (3866) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It poured an orange color with an off-white head. The aroma was of pumpkin, cinnamon, and some nutmeg. The taste was of pumpkin and spices with a creamy mouthfeel and a spicy finish. Not bad.