jw0406 (1211) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz draft pours a orange/amber color with a nice white head. Aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, and spice. Medium bodied, a little boozy, but still good
Goodgrief (2017) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange pour, good head. Pumpkin aroma. About a perfect blend of bourbon and pumpkin. I usually don’t like bourbon aged and I usually hate pumpkin ales, bit I really liked this. Sweet, but balanced by the bourbon burn. Damned good.
obguthr (6009) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cumquat and orange aroma. Hazy orange, thin yellow head, some floaties. Alcohol is very prominent, fullish body. Triple sec flavor with a decidedly sour cumquat presence. Once the initial sourness subsides, subtle pumpkin and nutmeg notes appear. Finishes with light orange peel. Not overly spiced, well hopped, too hot, too sour. Either I appreciate it more once I get used to it or it genuinely improves upon warming. Certainly unusual, but I’m not a fan.
robgibbens (432) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice amber color with a small but foamy head. The aroma has a strong bourbon barrel aspect with pumpkin coming in faintly. The taste is sweet up front and a bit sour at the end but mellows as my palate adjusts. The pumpkin spice is present but blends well in the bourbon flavors. The bourbon flavor itself is a little strong for my tastes. Finish is clean and puckering.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours orange with a white head. Smells of pumpkin pie spices, chewable vitamins, tarte. Tastes tarte and buttery with some spicy hints on the finish. Disappointing.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Oak/bourbon and heavy cinnamon aroma. Orange color, thin quickly dissipating head, suspended sediment floating throughout the beer. Whiskey, spice, and an ever so slight pumpkin flavor. Would like to try the regular version, as this was so boozy it overwhelmed any other flavors.
DocLock (10293) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours turbid orange, like a jack-o-lantern, with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is pumpkin puree, spice, orange marmalade, mild apple and nutmeg. Tastes of pumpkin, a bit of alcoholic heat, a lot of spices including pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some brown sugary and cidery notes. Finishes with more oaky bourbon as it warms, and it all goes together quite well. This one would be great warmed up. I score this one tied with the regular version, for reasons similar to the Yeti Factor (YF).
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured dark, burnt orange with an off-white head. Some bourbon and wood characters with nutmeg spice and even like an Asian cuisine spice to it. I got some pumpkin sweetness but not as pumpkin forward a I would hope for.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a snifter is slightly cloudy orange with a whie head. Aromas of vanilla, sour, booze, and spices. Taste is booze, vanilla, sour, but it all works, different than any other pumpkin beer inhale tried. Overall a very interesting a delicious beer.
zizzybalubba (1844) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Virginia Beach, VA. Murky orange pour with a thin off-white head. The nose is more whiskey than bourbon with a hint of booze that is more sour than bourbon. Faint pumpkin pie spices creep up in the background of the aroma. The flavor is a very nice blend of oak and vanilla with pumpkin pie and whipped cream. This is far from your average pumpkin ale. Very well done.