mnoud (318) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2012
12 oz. Bottle in pint glass. Pours medium brown like a slightly darker and more opaque Newcastle Brown. Aroma - interesting! I don’t know what it is but it strikes my nose like a pine or sap type of scent. Presumably it’s hops, as the first taste seems quite hoppy without being too out front. Seems a pretty unique flavor. Interesting beer. GuamVice (133) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2012
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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Delicious, interesting, complex, satisfying, and most importantly, made me want another one. baraciisch (3375) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Wow... I had a growler of this at Stone, because they wouldn’t let me try it without going on the tour and didn’t serve it at the restaurant... Great decision.... Just about finished the growler with a buddy on the way from Escondido back to Anaheim for the Ducks game, needless to say, it was a wild game.... Deep brownish reddish in color, aroma of Autumn.... Flavor is cinnamon, yams, pumpkin, spices, caramel malts..... Delicious beer... heminator (72) - Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Really unusual, but the spice background is great. You can actually smell and taste the Fenugreek.
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blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle [12oz]. Three breweries collaborating on a Pumpkin beer? This should be interesting. Pours a great looking deep amber-brown with an average size lasting frothy tan head. Good lacing on the glass. Nice aroma with lots there, there’s caramel malt, chocolate, pumpkin, brown sugar, light spices, citrus and more. The flavour is no slouch with sweet malt, chocolate, pumpkin, brown sugar, ginger, sarsaparilla and light piney hops. Medium bodied. What an interesting, sessionable version of the style, I loved it.
-- Rated via Beer Buddy. SDalkoholic (2424) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle from Stone Brewing in South Park: Poured a dark amber hue with a tiny formation of foam head. The aroma was phenomenal with a pure scent of herbs perhaps sage, and has an abundant aroma of roast coffee bean or strong fragrant black tea. As for the drink, a smooth and well balanced blend of unknown flavors probably due to the foreign ingredients such as fenugreek, lemon verbena, and birch bark really make this an easily quaffable beer yet a flavorful and memorable beer recipe. Although, it does come across as a little watery in the finish, it still leaves behind a roasted aftertaste and in itself is a truly unique concept.