dhunter151 (530) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best pumpkin beers. Taste of pumpkin and brown sugar. Spices come through nicely.
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mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is not your average beer folks! Awesome unique flavor and at 10 percent it kicks your butt. Earthy vegetable and burnt sugar. Oak barrel inn the aroma. Silky, syrupy texture. Very addictive barrel aroma. Spices are not that noticeable. Mostly pumpkin, barrel and alcohol. I polished this bottle off in no time and was happy as a clam. I will try anything from this brewery after trying this. I hope they make a sour out of this.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours very dark with brown hues. smells strong and sweet with defined spice. Full nectar with good carbonation. This brew is sweet with a strong oak influence. High abv yet possesses balance and is very drinkable. I taste carrot cake, coffee cake, and pumpkin pie with heavy spice. Decadent is the word on this brew. The finish lasts forever. Highly recommended.
drpimento (2211) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Whoa, big beer! Poured slightly warm with a giant tan, slow to settle, thick, foamy head and good lacing. Color is a clear, deep amber with few bubble trails. Aroma is oaked pumpkin, malt, spice, hops. Flavor’s like nose with everything much more bold. Sweet and tang are out front and bitter brings up a strong, long lasting end. Body is full round, alcohol warm with just enough bitter to keep it interesting. Finish is like flavor and as stated above. Rich, so one big bottle is plenty.
jillk1 (2) - - OCT 16, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
excellent!!! On the the best this year. aroma is rich with spice. The appearance is dark. Taste incredible the vanilla and bourbon. would like buy a case but can’t little pricey
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly drinkable given the ABV. Aroma of vanilla and pumpkin pie spices. The oak barrel comes through strong with vanilla and bourbon flavors. Delicious pumpkin beer.
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Beermogul (28) - USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml cork and cage. Pours a dark amber/ brown color. Plenty of roasted pumpkin in the aroma, pie crust, and burnt sugars. Smells and tastes of gourd, bourbon barrel and wood. A solid pumpkin beer, my first imperial pumpkin and the 10 percent is disguised very well. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel.
Gachupines (877) - USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark auburn/red with a light white head. Aroma is big pumpkin pie spice with a strong hint of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is like a rich boozy pumpkin pie mixed with a huge does of vanilla and bourbon. Finish is strong oak, but surprisingly clean considering the flavor. Also, the bourbon does a good job preventing this beer from being overly sweet like some pumpkin beers that are reminiscent of pie. Excellent, might be my favorite pumpkin this fall.
pdx77 (1317) - Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a corked and caged bottle. One of my all-time favorite pumpkin beers, and I really enjoy pumpkin beers. The addition of oak aging really brings out the pumpkin pie flavors.
barn0216 (397) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours rich reddish brown color, medium head. Beautiful sweet pumpkin spice aroma, clove, no alcohol surprisingly. Alcohol presents itself more in the taste. Buttery malt, kind of like a pie crust, somewhat sweet, pumpkin and spice, and a surprising bitter finish. Not something you will drink regularly, but very impressive.