anders37 (26605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Draft @ Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle, Washington DC. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy pumpkin aroma with weak hints of chocolate. Fruity malty weak woody pumpkin and chocolate flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy woody pumpkin and chocolate finish. Travlr (24656) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Dave & Michelle, thanks! Cloudy golden amber color, large fluffy white head, solid lacing. Aroma of salted pretzels, I am not kidding. Taste starts with light vanilla, spice, slight booze at the finish. Tasty. Leighton (21232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG Asheville Opening Night Dinner. Thanks to Jack for this one. Big stuff, lots of bread and sugar. Some wood. Minimal pumpkin character. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, more hefty malt character. So so. mcberko (17809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a dark orangey amber with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out cocoa nibs, very light pumpkin and some bourbon. Flavour is robust, with bourbon and vanilla notes, along with cocoa. Not really getting any pumpkin notes. This is mostly cocoa and bourbon, but it has a very light body. Not bad, but not overly interesting. jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle shared at meet and greet. Etched glass. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of orange cake, light malt, cocoa, pumpkin pie, light bourbon and oak. Medium body.
Drake (13725) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft at the VA Craft Brewers Festival, Devils Backbone, 8/24/13. Pours a hazy orange color with a large creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of pumpkin, chocolate, whiskey, herbal hops. The taste is chocolate, mild pumpkin, whiskey, caramel, spice. Medium bodied, subtle, well balanced. Very nice. BeerandBlues2 (13303) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a large, creamy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is oak, pumpkin, cinnamon and yams, cookie malt and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with pumpkin, spices, light hops and bitterness, oak and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2014
On tap at the Blue Dog in Chalfont. Poured an oragne / amber color with a smaller sized head. Pumpkin, chocolate (more in the aromas), vanilla, spices, wood, and some bourbon. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Big thanks to my good friend Steve Klenk for this one, and what a gorgeous bottle this is, with an embossed ghost behind orange letters and pumpkin. Pours turbid pumpkin colored with off-white head. Nose is bready caramel malt, bourbon, pumpkin puree, cacao. Tastes of bourbon, pumpkin, big hops, cacao, vanilla. Rich, smooth, and complex palate, with bourbon up front, the pumpkin as a solid secondary taste, and finishing vanilla, cacao, and squash. This is as unique a pumpkin beer as I have ever quaffed, and I’m damned glad to have a friend like Steve to share it with me. Take a small bite of pumpkin pie, add a Hershey’s Kiss, then without swallowing take a big hit of Cognac, and you have this beer, and it tastes great. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Premeet ][ 750mL ][ RBWG Globe ][ Free ][ 2/6/14 ]
>> Low haze golden pour with okay lacing. Nose is sweet candy, mildew, gamey honey. Taste is dry, woody, papery. Eh, medicinal finish. Weird. None of the flavors I expected.