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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This high-gravity gob of gourd-y goodness incorporates pumpkin in the mashing process and then gets wicked with the spices including Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Finally, a pumpkin ale that I like. About damned time on this one. Thanks to my good friend Hopscotch for this one! Pours a cloudy deep copper color with medium off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma obvious of pumpkin, herbal hops, decent but not overdone spice, just a nice balance of nutmeg, coriander, and an herbal balance. Flavor matches well and only gets better as it warms to room temperature. This is just a great beer that doesn’t try to make pumpkin pie out of a beer. It’s a beer. Not pumpkin pie. Want me to say it again? Thanks CC!


4
MrTipple (5956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Intense pumpkin spices, caramel, molasses, cloves, nutmeg. Clear brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Heavy sweet. More pumpkin spices, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, dark molasses, soft carbonation, full bodied. Very nice. Keg at GABF17, Denver.

4.2
tsd08460 (1219) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2017
Bomber from Crafted in Haymarket, VA Aroma: pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin, caramel Appearance: clear amber with an off-white head Taste: medium bitterness, medium sweetness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

4
BVery (11209) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Tap at GABF 2017 in Denver, CO. Tons of spices - clove, nutmeg, allspice - in this one. Really tasty stuff.

4.2
zoucrew102 (2045) - - SEP 30, 2017
Bomber, 2017 edition. Spicy aroma with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, all spice and some pumpkin. Pours dark amber-caramel colored with a thin off white head that has little retention and good lacing. Starts with nice pumpkin flavors with a little bit of clove in the background. Finishes smooth with the spices really coming to the forefront with nutmeg, all spice and especially cinnamon flavors complementing the pumpkin nicely. Excellent pumpkin ale.

4.2
jflopsu (1698) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Pours a brown-amber with light head. A strong pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon aroma. A strong taste of pumpkin, nutmeg, other spices, and malts. A lingering malty aftertaste with sweet cinnamon/nutmeg.

3.1
gnoff (10788) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2017
Bottled 1 pt 6 fl oz on January 30, 2017, thanks to monmisreal!
Clear dark brown color, small white head. Spicy, sweet, a bit fruity scent. Spicy, malty, fruity taste. Spicy aftertaste, kong dry and lasting. Medium full mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Warming alcohol.

3.2
jjsint (3425) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2016
On tap at Cajun Café on the Bayou, Pinellas Park, Florida. Brownish amber, almost clear, with very little head. Light cinnamon, yerba mate, some sarsaparilla in the aroma. Unbelievably sweet taste. Some squash-y vegetal notes with a touch of allspice. Medium to long cloying finish. Well done for what it is but far too sweet for me.

2.9
nearbeer (5555) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2016
650 ml. Deep copper-brown body has a light haze. Sizzling soda pop head disappears immediately. Nose is allspice and cinnamon. Taste is overpowering spice from the get-go. The only saving graces are a hint of pumpkin-squash flavor and a bit of dark roast flavor. Later the finish develops some pleasant cherry and almost tobacco notes. Medium-heavy body is out of balance with the sweet-earthy spices dominating. A nice touch of alcohol warmth. Quality ingredients show, but this is basically a spice bomb, with little evidence of pumpkin. Struggled to put down 6-8 ounces, and will have to blend the remainder in small doses with other brews to even finish the bottle.

3.1
olsvammel (7274) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle from my father, bought in Florida. Spicy smell with cinnamon, a bit christmasy. Similar taste with some alcoholic warmth in the finish. Sweet. A bit too boozy.

3.8
kidobutai (696) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Purplish cloudy appearance, no lacing or head. Amazing cinnamon spice aroma, smooth, fruity and refreshing.


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