bigguns22 (635) - Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
What I like most about this beer is it not just spices. To many pumpkin beer are more spice then pumpkin or beer. This beer is well balanced and the oak and bourbon notes are a nice change.
zoucrew102 (473) - - DEC 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is oak and bourbon. Pours dark amber color. Strong oak and bourbon with notes of pumpkin.
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Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dull amber brew with some off-white head. Aromas of pumpkin, spices, some vanilla - lacking overall. Flavor is pumpkin, cinnamon and other spices. Didnít get much oak out of this one.
ChainGangGuy (4353) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle - $13.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Bottled on: 09/04/12
Appearance: Pours out a clear, deep, dark amber-hued body with a tall, foamy, yellowed head. Thin blips of sticky lacing on the way down.
Smell: Sweet-scented (but doesnít imply as much sweetness as comes across in the flavor) caramel, brown sugar, and coagulated dark amber honey. Toasty, crusty remnants. Squashy vegetal tones. Moderate spiciness. Vanilla, oak, and all the bourbon aromas youíd hope for.
Taste: Sweet, sugary tastes of caramel, cooked honey, light-colored brown sugar and plenty of toasted pumpkin. Also, toasted pie crust accents. Pumpkin pie spicing thatís exacerbated by the punchy alcohol. Vanilla and stern, angry-faced oak wood along with the strong bourbony flavor (I know, it says only oak, but it feels bourbony to me) letting loose a strong wave of alcohol warmth. Speaking of warmth, giving it some time to open up helps this one, either that or the alcohol is just kicking in and making me a bit more agreeable. Candyish, spicy, boozy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: I decided to take on this 750ml all by myself, just to make sure I had enough. WAIT I RAN OUT ALREADY. Itís fairly good, but I would still lean toward Pumking, as this came across as a wee bit hot for me.
Strykzone (4836) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. A nice red brown hue. A decent layer of tan foam. I smell wood and pumpkin. Pumpkin, cinnamon, wood, and fall spices are tasted. Pretty good stuff.
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish amber with a medium orange-tan head that slowly dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma has that telltale pumpkin ale note, with allspice, cinnamon, bit of clove. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet, lightly bitter, notes of wood. Body is medium, carbonation is medium. Light astringence in the mouth, but that fades after a few minutes of sitting. Well balanced, not overpowering in the spice notes like so many pumpkin ales. ABV very well masked. Nice beer
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky copper, huge white head. Smells like roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, plus some rum and oak notes. Taste is nicely sweet, with molasses ans rum, plus some woody flavors, too. Hints of pumpkin and spice, as well.
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Most everybody else at Thanksgiving wasnít a fan, but I was pleased that the pumpkin flavor was manageable and that the oak was noticeable. Also, the oak flavors overpowered the alcohol so it didnít seem that strong to me.
ElGaucho (2193) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hop and hints of oak in the nose. Dark brown with a good sized tan head. Reall nice, sweet flavor with plenty of alcohol strength and moderately hopped. Pumpkin flavor pervasive, melding with the alcohol. Oak notes and pumpkin work beautifully.
OttPrime (2) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby red with a light head. The aroma is what you would expect from an oaked beer and is nice in that respect. Thereís a lot of bourbon flavor in here and a lot of vanilla. The malt doesnít stand up to it here. Thereís prominent spicing but I canít distinguish any one in particular. The pumpkin gets a little lost after the first pint which is a shame because it is well balanced at the beginning and it worked with the sweetness well. Itís a good pumpkin offering but not my favorite from Uinta.