Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m not sure what to expect with this one. It pours dark brown with a tan head. Its aroma is almost savory… with pumpkin and spices, but somewhat dank and unappetizing. However, the taste surprises with an initially sweet taste of caramel and maple followed by spicy notes, slightly lemon, and a very mild bitter finish. It tastes like a brown ale with additional ingredients that all contribute positively to the beer without overpowering. Is that lemon verbena? Birch bark as a bittering agent? Yams? I can’t really tell, but it certainly is a unique blend of well-balanced flavors that is easy to drink and is successful. The pumpkin is subtle, as it should be, and you don’t find any nutmeg or cinnamon in this one. The name of this beer translates to “The heavenly pumpkin of Citracado,” but this is no pumpkin pie tasting beer.
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden orange with a two finger head. Aromas of pumpkins, yams, nutmeg, lemon zest and dough. Initial taste is smooth and creamy with a nice pumpkin pie taste to it. Has a nice Belgian style flavor that comes out in the middle and finishes with a nice sweet malty bite. Pretty tasty. Mouthfeel is kinda sticky but not too bad. Definitely worth a try if you can still find it.
estover (84) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not exactly my cup of tea but not bad. Slight malt up front with a dark hoppy finish. A tad thin in the middle. I think some of the additions to this could have been more up front making a WOW niche beer instead of a flavoried beer with an interesting label. It is an enjoyable beverage, one that has a place in a fall festival. This is one to keep in the cellar and bring out to freak people out.
shadbow (84) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just average. A bit of hops to it, a little spice. Nice color and head but just average overall...
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beeroverthere (81) - USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 Color: Dark brown almost black
Body:Some cinnamon, malty, medium sweetness, low hopyness
Finish: Light and dry
Over all: Medium mouth-feel. Strange flavors
knewell (73) - Alabama, USA - SEP 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a reddish brown color. Has notes of spices in the aroma. Taste has notes of spices, pumpkin and cinnamon. I noticed more taste in the inital swallow. However, the more i drank, the more taste seemed to dissipate and become watered down.
GuamVice (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving type: bottle
Aroma: Smells mostly bready with a hint of spice and fig. Smells more like an English bitter to me. The Lemon verbena kicks in as it gets warmer.
Appearance: Deep ruby brown. Medium head with a slight bit of lacing.
Taste: starts with tastes of dark fruit, sweet, then moves to a little chalkiness, then to bitter and slightly tart after taste with not much lingerjng sweetness. Almost refreshing which is not expected from a darker beer.
Overall: Very cool/unique purchase. Was expecting Pumpkin spice beer and got none of that, although stil pleased.
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heminator (72) - Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really unusual, but the spice background is great. You can actually smell and taste the Fenugreek.
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msalm (59) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is complex and rich. Toasted nutmeg, fig, brown sugar, maple syrup, fresh earth, even some rhubarb. Pours deep burgundy with a weaker head. Fine balance of sweet and sour, carbonation okay to weak with a sticky texture. Overall, it missed my expectations. That nose sets you up for flavor that doesn’t match. Still, glad I tried it. Always like to experience Stone’s collaborations.
JoeyBeerBelly (34) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle served in a pint glass.
Dull pumpkin spice scent with a bit of smoke in the background.Pours a dark chestnut brown with a cream colored head that thinned out to a light ring. Upfront the pumpkin spices are noticable but then a smokey/roasty/toasty flavor kicks in with a dry, peppery hop finish.
It’s got a medium body with good carbonation making it go down smooth and easy. This is a different kind of pumpkin beer that I enjoy drinking.