j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a fairly clear dark ruby amber with a medium to large seized deep beige head. Pumpkin, soft spices, a touch of oak on the nose, sweet pumpkin and caramel. Medium bodied, big and warming, spicy malt and pie spices, a touch of pumpkin. Moves into some sweet boozy plum and prune notes, more malt and a light amount of spice. Warming alcohol into the finish. Tasty.
DialSquare (3525) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Kenny Road Market: copper pour with frothy light tan head. aroma of yeasty, pumpkin spice, oak, vanilla. tastes are super spicy pumpkin, not overly sweet, woody. yeah, I’m not a pumpkin beer fan, so... this is a lot of it.
jercraigs (8670) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015-08-26. Lightly hazy dark amber brown body with a large creamy beige head. 4+ Aroma has a big pumpkin aroma on first pour, followed by spice. A bit of nutmeg and all spice? Mild alcohol character. Flavour is pleasant. Sweet malty core with fruity pumpkin, moderate spice. Light oak undertones and some Vanilla notes as it warms. 7++ Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ My notes struggle to elaborate on it, but everything just comes together really nicely. Bottle cellared several months from Ye Old Spirit Shop, Frederick, MD.
bergstaden (1721) - Røros, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a small white head - Huge spice aroma - Good spicy flavour with pumpkin and other spices - Huges spicy finish that lasts - This was quite good and the alcohol is hidden
BeerRenter76 (303) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally rated on 10/9/14. Burnished amber body, the cap started out thick and fizzy but quickly settled into a thin slightly brownish ring. Aromas of pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon and as it warms the oak comes out and some hints of syrup. Flavor is stiff with the booze leaping out, subsiding momentarily and letting a little pumpkin and spices out. slight bitter almost metallic presence in the finish. The overwhelming alcohol just kills something that could have been pretty good.
PorterPounder (6306) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 750 ml cage-corked bottle. Slightly murky dark copper, light filmy off-white head, brief lacing. Aroma has some pumpkin spice notes, some like date-like fruitiness, Flavor is full-bodied with some solid spiciness reminiscent of pumpkin pie, nutmeg, some ripening vegetables, a touch of dates and raisins in the finish. Mouthfeel has a nice, thick smoothness to it. Slight booziness in the finish, but overall pretty solid,
rayaron (784) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond. Thanks beerandbeyond. Hazy brown with small brownish head. Very sweet aroma, spicy with notes of pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, toffee and tart. Very sweet and spicy flavor, notes of clove and toffee, some maltiness, notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, plum and bourbon. Moderate carbonation, medium to full-bodied.
DSG (8627) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Nice deep reddish amber-brown with a beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, malt, caramel and some cookie. Sweet flavor with caramel, a bit of cookie, pumpkin, spices, and a light vanilla hint. Rounded mouthfeel. Decent.
Stuu666 (6790) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is pumpkin, vanilla, cloves, caramel, taste is similar, fruity.
nuplastikk (5095) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle to the dome c/o Elise. Wow, the spices still dominate...would’ve thought the barrel would come through more. A monster of a pumpkin beer sure, but not seeing how that is desirable. Kind of gimmicky, not one I’d seek out again. There is some vegetal pumpkin that is nice to see in the style. Its a beast, but that’s about it.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper pour with a light brown head. Aroma is pumpkin, spices, oak. Taste is oak that mellows out the pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin pie in a liquid form. Oaky and dry. Alcohol is well hidden. Great lacing. Little sweet, and thick. IMHO, the best pumpkin beer I tasted this 2014 season.