sinfull (1459) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber/orange color. Thin , off-white head. Rich aroma of clove , nutmeg , cinnamon and pumpkin. Sweet taste with semidry , spicy finish. Full body , warming.
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 7/28/15. Pours a medium amber with a nice orange/red hue that is slightly hazy. Normal head volume and retention. Poor lacing.
World class nose of rich blended spice (nutmeg and cinnamon with hints of cardamom and clove) over a solid malt base of biscuit with strong caramel notes.
Solid heavy medium body with a semi-creamy texture that is quite smooth. A bit light on the carbonation with almost no effervescence in the middle and a fairly good burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is outstanding and could achieve world class status if the alcohol were completely hidden. Dial this back to around 6 - 7 % ABV, pump up the carbonation and it has a good shot at it. First to arrive is a rich blend of spice over an equally rich malt base. These flavors are there to the finish and slowly separate. Nutmeg and cinnamon take the lead and the middle delivers a solid pumpkin flavor. As the pumpkin arrives, cardamom takes over the spice leadership. Towards the finish, a light touch of phenolic clove appears and the malt base becomes more caramel influenced. Unfortunately, here is also where alcohol removes its mask. While not obscenely offensive, it is noticeable adding an astringency and grain alcohol flavor to this, otherwise, near world class beer. The finish is a slow smooth fade of all flavor components.
Nsanders (1017) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Orange brown with a medium off-white head. Pumpkin, cinnamon, cardamom, cream, brown sugar and green leaves. Brown sugar sweetness followed by a dry spice finish. Body is heavier with a foamy feel.
SteveOrz85 (220) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle into pint glass. Aroma is strong with fall spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Some bready malts and doughy yeasts. Color is dark amber and somewhat cloudy with a tow finger off white head which slowly thins. Taste is medium to heavy sweet with a light bitterness. Spicy notes almost suffocate the mild pumpkin notes. Medium bodied with a slick texture and average carbonation. Somewhat long lingering finish. Overall this is a great pumpkin ale for those who appreciate the spices of the season.
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep pumpkin spice aroma. Pours dark orangish brown. Thick cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin flavor. Very nice.
BroadestTom (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma caramel, clove, cinnamon,
Taste medium sweetness,
Palate medium body,
Overall I got a lot of cinnamon and spice. Still a nice fall beer that I would suggest to a friend.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orangish brown color. Aroma and taste are pumpkin, spices, and caramel.
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle, thank you Bjorn! Has an aroma of cinnamon and artificial pumpkin. Tastes complex, not to spicy, not to pumpkiny and nice flavor for an imperial brew. A good pumpkin beer!!
YigSvartka (296) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent, nearly opaque crimson brown hue with a negligibly sized white head. Robust autumn aroma containing notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, malt, caramel, pumpkin, cloves, and vanilla. Slightly more light bodied and dry than expected. Complex autumn aroma flavours are exactly what’s present in the taste, with a slightly bitter and hoppy finish. Nice.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a light tan head. Aroma and flavor is a well balanced pumpkin and spice. Perfect for the holiday season. Definitely one of the better pumpkin ales.