TH28 (355) - - 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 (9417) - 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 (1280) - 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 (3740) - 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.
arkurzynski (2196) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange sh brown. Nose of light fruity pumpkin, spice, and toasted malt/caramel. Flavor pumpkin, somewhat vegetal, with spice and thick, chewy caramel malt. Light notes of brown sugar and darkfruit. Didn’t catch much oak.
rondphoto (3876) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Party Town (Friday Night Flights) / Florence KY --- Aroma of oak and malt. Clear amber brown color, beige head cover, splotches of lace. Taste is evenly divided caramel malt and bitter pumpkin, joined by light spice in a mildly carbonated swallow. No hops are really needed in a decidedly long and and noticeably alcoholic finish. Strong, very warm, one I would not drink regularly.
weihenweizen (3032) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a glass. Clear Amber with no head. Aroma is pumpkin, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste oak, pumpkin, and hints of alcohol.
blankboy (7150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m] Pours a deep dark amber with an average size lasting frothy tan head. Aroma of pumpkin spice and pumpkin first followed by caramel malt, light hops and a hint of oak. Nice flavour of caramel malt, pumpkin, light hops, light spices, some oak and a bit of vanilla. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Medium bodied. Fantastic.
AndyW68 (1423) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good pumpkin. A little sweet. Clear amber pour with off white head. Aroma pumpkin and spice. Taste is good, but a little to sweet. Enjoyable.
tmongoose (2151) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft that poured a dark orange color with no head or lacing. the initial aroma is of oak, bourbon, pumpkin, vanilla, nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. the flavor was much more and full of flavor. omg the bourbon barrel of oak and vanilla hints plus the punch of pumpkin in your mouth followed by the spices of cinnamon. nutmeg and clove...blended so nicely together...wow..this is a high powered fragrant and delicious beverage.