Bif (1922) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany color with a decent head and bits of lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, spice and vanilla. taste of wheat, pumpkin,n spices and vanilla. Mild bitterness and a slightly sweet finish. Moderate body, smooth and a tad too sweet.
seymour (1830) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted on tap at 2016 Wolpertinger Fest in glass German beer mug. It poured a hazy reddish brown with beige foam, fluffy, long-lasting with lace. I just don’t dig these pumpkin and spice black ales. Malty and squashy, way too dominated by cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice. Blah, blah, blah, more of the same. If there was a good base beer underneath, it was ruined by baking spices long ago. Perhaps if someone would brew one of these with some restraint, it could be delicious.
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin white head. Aroma is kind of funky. Kind of acidic with a twisted bit of fuzz. Taste is full of spice and clove. This is a pretty darn good beer.
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle poured to small snifters, displaying a clear, walnut color, with a frothy & persistent layer of tan head foam, and wavy spray as lacing. The nose was light sweetness, dark fruit, concord grape, a touch of vanilla, weizen/doppelbock-like spices, and pumpkin? Medium bodied, with rather spritzey carbonation, the taste was similar notes, and dry finishing. Somewhat unusual for a pumpkin offering, but a decent brew.
CpyNPrnT (601) - Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of some mild pumpkin, spice, taste is spice, unbalanced, not very good.
paintedmaple (656) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle...blackish brown pour with a sweet molasses nose. Nice rich flavor of pumpkin, allspice, and molasses making a subtly drinkable brew. Rather thin body marred an otherwise decent offering.
Idiosynkrasie (5951) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Sweet-ish pumpkin aroma, hints of clove, a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is dry, dark malty, mild pumpkin notes, a wheaty touch, minimally tart-ish, unspecific fruity overtones, a touch of cinnamon and clove. Twinkle-toed Pumpkin Ale, not a mu fusty, not too sweet, well-considered mildly spiced. A cheers for Urban Chestnut, a cheers for (Bielefeld-born) F.W. Murnau: "The Master is coming!... The Master is here!"
Beerhunter111 (14807) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Das Bier ist sehr dunkelbraun/schwarz und hat eine große beige Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, reife dunkle Früchte, Gewürze, etwas Kürbis. Geschmack nach reifen Früchten, wenig Röstmalz, Hefe, Gewürze und Kürbis.
MrBunn (2658) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a one finger tan head and aromas of pie spices and a bit of decaying leaf matter. Flavor has a heavy handed pie and pumpkin flavoring that buries any of the dark malt that tries to express itself. A hint of roasty malt is about it here. Decent but not my favorite.
culchiem (3378) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brownish black with a solid head. Aroma is cinnamon and spice. Flavour is ginger, some pumpkin, yeasty on a burnt finish. Made a stew with this, worked really well