MadRobin (2292) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 5 oz. pour at Max's in the Fell's Point district, Baltimore, MD.
Clear, dark amber with an off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of huge pumpkin fruit, spice cake and caramel.
Taste of amped up pumpkin pie, spice cake (with cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg), alcohol, toffee and oak.
Full/medium body and medium/high carbonation.
Nothing subtle in this over-the-top imperial pumpkin with aggressively robust aroma and flavor. Good in small quantities, but I don't think I'd want more than a 10 ounce pour.
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BuckeyeBoy (3249) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a dark amber topped with a sand head. Nose is pumpkin spice not over the top some vanilla and sweet malts. Taste is as the nose with a nice non fake pumpkin and light vanilla taste. I am glad I found this on tap and didn’t have to buy a big bottle.
slowrunner77 (6707) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"A delicious if overpriced rich and smooth pumpkin ale. Smells of real pumpkin, not just spices, though they are nice as well. Oak imparts a little flavOr and a bit of smoothness to this rich beer. Creamy full body was the beers strength, but $14 is a bit much..."
Lemke10 (868) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours a dark amber brown color with a foamy beige head. The aroma is fairly bold with hints of pumpkin and spice. The taste is heavy and bold. The barrel aging really adds depth and complexity. The oak flavors really shine thru in the taste. Definitely worth a try.
tugboat_801 (23) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 Pretty great pumpkin beer, lots of good flavors. You can tell it?s a + 10% beer but it?s still very drinkable. Really enjoy the oak flavors. I?m drinking the Fall 2014 release.
Radek Kliber (6600) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: bottle 750 ml
Aroma lighter, milder approach for this kind. Mild vanilla, neat hop notes, mild ginger. Neat.7+
Top: lasting off-white top, rings of lace.
Palate : medium bodied, fairly light carbonation.
Taste: mild vanilla, moth pumpkin spice spread. Lacking nice hop vibe aroma had.
other notes Pleasant but not extraordinary.
jimhilt (2456) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a four finger off-white head that fades slowly some lace. Deep amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nutmeg, clove and cinnamon nose and flavor is pumpkin pie on steroids, oak is noticeable, high ABV is not. Nice imperial pumpkin. Pricey at $13.99 for a 750ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
mike5326 (1107) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark caramel color, medium white head. Mild pumpkin aroma. Medium body with a medium pumpkin flavor with a nice finish.
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kidobutai (491) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. No head but a nice orange reminds me of fall. Sweet fruity aroma, vanilla notes, not enough spiciness; terrific creaminess and very smooth going down.
Luvystypotables (965) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing aroma of pumpkin pie, allspice, cinnamon, an a trace of nutmeg. Orange color with a short lasting off white well laced head. Great taste of pumpkin and spice with a creamy feel and spicy finish.