cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a nice orange color with a small tan head. Smells of nutmeg, maybe a touch of cinnamon. Has a slight pumpkin aroma. Smells a bit like pumpkin pie in the oven. Taste almost has to much nutmeg or ginger in it, but not a like of pumpkin. Taste is very sweet, with just a hint of alcohol in this one. A very good beer, but I was expecting more pumpkin characteristics... tastes more pie like than solid pumpkin like.
bubbleflubber (1895) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pie spice brew.... Pours deep walnut mahogany into the glass, with a nice retentive head and webbed lacing. The nose is straight Allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavors of pie spices and a finish of pumpkin meat. The true pumpkin in this lies in its effervescence. Not that it doesn’t have flavor... it does, but it is a very "holiday" spiced brew. An "imp" because of the spice contingency, in my opinion. A nice, round brew that can be enjoyed anytime, but on an autumn night like tonight, it goes down very well.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber. Medium amber color with a light tan color head. Big time spice in the aroma and flavor, namely the nutmeg and cinnamon. Not really to much actual pumpkin, but that’s no big deal. Medium to full bodied, light booze. Definitely imperial, and it is actually a pretty fun beer. Nice stuff, I’ll definitely drink again.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 Man these guys are releasing this early this year, still I’m glad to get in on the first batch. Re-Rate. Pours dark brown with a nice ruby hue and thick whitish/tan head. Aroma is mostly of the spices mentioned in the description, but not much pumpkin. Flavor is also much more on the spicy side, with a hint of pumpkin, and some slight sweetness. The prominent spices seem to be the nutmeg and allspice. The palate is dry and spicy, almost like the actual spices are in your mouth. Damn good pumpkin ale, even when it’s still summer and hot as hell.
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful dark amber pour. Spicy aroma. Full flavor, more so than your average pumpkin ales, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Perfect for a fall day.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber. Aroma: Strong spicy aroma of the usual suspects (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg). Not much pumpkin in the nose. Light caramel malt aroma. Appearance: Poured an amber/orange with a very light tan head. Head was frothy but small, but had good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: The spiciness almost burns the tongue. Way over the top with the spice. But as I drink more it grows on me. Pumpkin is hard to pick out behind all the spice, but is there. Light maltiness and a touch of caramel. Palate: Medium-high bodied. Carbonation was a little high and reinforced the spiciness that my tongue felt. Overall: Worth a try, but would like to get more pumpkin and less spice.
sfontain (830) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle for $5.99 from Buehler’s in Delaware, OH. Deep, mildly tan-looking brown with a large, creamy, off-white head; retains a significant ring. Aroma is cinnamon and cloves, sharply sweet malt and rotting vegetables along with caramel. Flavors of vegetable, sugar, and very light caramel; very light alcohol warmth; nothing special. Thick, slightly fizzy, creamy, and fairly sticky. Overall, nondescript and unimpressive; the spices are awkward; the least satisfying $6 beer I’ve had to date.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber/orange color, white, some spice in the aroma, flavor is of cinnamon, and some caramel, and nutmeg. Needs more malt.
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark orange. Smells like very spicy, cinnamon-y pumpkin pie. Flavor is very interesting... cinnamon, cloves, caramel, pumpkin... spices are a bit overpowering though. Bring out the pumpkin and caramel malts a bit more and this would be fabulous.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Amber color with an off white head. Aroma, nutmeg, cinnamon, and all those other pumpkin pie aromas. Flavor, spices, caramel malts. Really nice pumpkin ale.