streve (105) - Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber into a Porter/Stout glass. Pour is black with a fingers width of mocha colored head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is of cloves and other spices, caramel and a little pumpkin. Mouth is full of spice throughout. I get a bit of a boozy aftertaste. Medium to full bodied. Decent.
kerenmk (4664) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond.Pours black with a quick dissolving dark tan head. Clove, nutmeg cinnamon, Glühwein aroma. A little bitter, dry, roasty and very spicy taste. Roasty finish, round taste, full body. I like it.
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 Re-rate 1/15: Can sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Amit. Black with a nice tan head. Lots of pumpkin and spices in the aroma. Sweet flavor with pumpkin, chocolate, spices and a sourish note. Medium to full-bodied. Better than how it used to be. 6/4/7/3/13=3.3
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of dark chocoplate, lots of pumpkin, lots of cinnamon and more spices. Bitter and spicy flavor, a bit burnt, with dark chocolate and pumpkin. Medium to full-bodied. Very hard to drink. 7/4/4/3/9=2.7
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a motor-oil crimson, with a finger or two of mocha head. Smells of sugary caramel and richly malted barley, with nutty pumpkin muffin and cream frosting. The taste starts rich with sugary malts, a hint of spice, pecan, creamy coffee and full pumpkin flavor. Finishes with a welcoming presence of booze, and the slight bitterness of hops and roasted malts - slightly medicinal. In my personal opinion, this pumpkin beer reigns supreme within its genre, with great balance, imposing uniqueness, and savory character.
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 Bomber. I enjoyed this as it was more pumpkin and kept the cloves and spices subdued. Dark brown, tall tan head, full body... good balance.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - OCT 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger NYC, poured into a tulip glass.
Opaque black color with no head.
Aromas of roasted coffee, toasted bread and faint pumpkin notes.
Dark chocolate flavor, espresso, mellow pumpkin, low-med bitterness.
Med-full body, slightly over carbonated. Interesting but hard to drink.
daknole (11035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice dark brown pour with a rich tan head. The spices are very pleasant, lots of pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, mace, pumpkin, chocolate,roast. Really a well done beer.
shonobiwan (219) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle poured a cola color with minimal tan head and no lacing. Aroma is predominantly pumpkin spice with a maltiness. Taste is similar but perfectly balanced. Pumpkiness up front followed by the stout malt backbone. Really liked this one.
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adnielsen (10594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Steve’s Foco. Thanks Steve. Pours a dark brown appearance with fizzy brown head. Spicy, a touch tart, mild pumpkin, light vanilla, chocolate aroma. Somewhat chewy, caramel, mild chocolate, caramel, a touch fruity, mild spicy flavor.
Beerdedone (3381) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black/brown color with a frothy tan head. Aroma was roasty with faint pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and coffee. Smooth flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, pumpkin, coffee, nutmeg and some light smoke with a lightly dry finish. Awesome brew.