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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.31%
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Jacked is brewed with fresh pumpkin and fall spices and has been aging in Oak barrels for 6 months. The oak barrels add subtle nuances of toasted vanilla and bourbon notes. With an ABV of 10.31% (a play on the date of Halloween), Jacked is a big, unique pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jdb288 (472) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Of the pumpkin beers, Id say ST Pumking still beats this one by a wide margin. That said, this is still solid and the oak aging complements nicely with the spicy beer. You pick up the bourbon/vanilla easily. A sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Smells delicious. I get pumpkin, cinnamon, and some cherries? Cloves and pumpkin spice are all coming through. Some slight bourbon in the after taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottw86 (1089) - Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Poured a dark red clear color with a large creamy head. Arima of pumpkin and cherries. Lots of big yeast notes like a belgian quad. Taste is very flavorful with pumpkin and berries. Nice hop flavors balance it out. Not too syrupy and the alcohol is hidden well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1670) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 2, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Aroma consists of pie spices, lemon, vanilla. Pours hazy amber with a large beige head with excellent retention; leaves decorative lace. Taste is sweet and savory with licorice, spice and oak flavors, light booze. Slightly foamy mouthfeel, medium body. Pretty good, but I was hoping for more with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5919) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a dark amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of pumpkin spices and wood. Flavour brings out oak barrels, pumpkin spices, and a bit of alcohol. Quite a bit more potent than the average pumpkin beer, along with woody notes. Very well-blended, fairly spicy, and oaky. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (685) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Definite wood and vanilla notes in the aroma along with subtle spices. Crystal clear amber orange with a voluminous light tan head. Rich caramel flavor and sweetness followed by a nice alcohol bite and then vegetal pumpkin flavor with spices. The oak aging really kicks in in the aftertaste along with a bourbon-like flavor (not sure if its actually bourbon or the toasted oak with all the alcohol floating around here). Finishes fairly hot with lasting toasted wood and vanilla/caramel tastes. Really nice Imperial pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joet (2121) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Not a whole lot of boozy barrel which is great, not real spicy which is also good. A dark orange lots of effervescence, lightly creamy feel, sustained head. good head retention. medium-full to very full aroma. real balance of maillard, nutmeg, vanilla, booze, fresh pumpkin. a bit hot on the end but otherwise very solid and expertly done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
WanderinCelt87 (155) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pours a lovely deep amber brown with a beige head. Has a lovely aroma of malt spice and a hint of caramel from the oak. Tastes a little sweet with the pumpkin and spice but then I get a full malt taste that is almost overpowering. Goes down easy but leaves me with the sweet malt taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lukaduke (1994) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pours a deep amber color with a three finger fizzy eggshell foam. The nose has a trace of melted plastic, sweet malts, vanilla and a touch of pumpkin. The palate hides the off notes in the nose a bit more... but its still detectable in trace amounts. The beer otherwise is well balanced and a nice blend of boozy bourbon flavors of vanilla, creme brulee, brown sugar and pumpkin. Traces of fig and dates round out the palate and there is some bitterness and a touch of metallic flavor on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Paramus, just a bit over a year old. Drinking to celebrate Halloween, as 2 in the morning is about the last chance Im going to have today. Pours a dark, murky orange-brown color with a medium sized fizzy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, wood, whiskey, pumpkin. The taste is bourbon, wood, green apple, pumpkin, toasted malts, mild spice. Almost reminiscent of a mulled cider in some respects. Medium bodied, low carbonation, a mild bit of tartness, medium bodied.

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