NikkTwist (3044) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy amber pour. Carbonation strong enough to keep a thin fizzy ring treading water around the edges. Not your usual pumpkin brew. More spicy than pumpkiny yet somehow not Pumpkin Pie Spice flavored. A hint of fresh pumpkin. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. Medium vanilla caramel malts. Orange peels. Ginger. There is also just enough tartness to balance out the sugars. Enough astringent oak tannins to linger after the finish and dry things out so you want that next sip. Subtly well constructed.
DialSquare (4795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: copper pour, white head. aroma of pumpkin spice. tastes have pumpkin and bit of bourbon, light spice, wood, molasses. light to medium. too sweet. so... tired... of pumpkin beers.
RRistow12 (806) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a murky dark orange with slightly off white head. Aroma is quite spice driven with all spice, cloves, cinnamon and pumpkin. Taste is moderately sweet with flavors of pumpkin pie, cinnamon, all spice, caramel. Just a hint of oak and bourbon. Really not much bourbon taste and I'm not sure I would have picked it up without knowing beforehand. Overall a very well done pumpkin beer.
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cheap (5698) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2015
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Come on, a small draft for $10? WTF? Dude, where’s my wallet? Smell is cloyingly sweet with perhaps a slight olfactory of pumpkin, but I must say its more of spice than pumpkin. Yes, taste is also cloyingly sweet with a warming effect as it goes down. Taste does have a little of pumpkin spice but I think the pumpkin is absent. Finish ends with a slight hint of tartness which turns this rather unacceptable beer into something just a little more palatable. Quite disappointing overall, like most pumpking beers today, lets stress the alky and forget about the drinkability. For a beer that cost as much as a sixpack or 2, this was not worth it.
tsd08460 (1061) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: pumpkin, bourbon, pumpkin pie spices, woody,
Appearance: clear light amber, off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, pumpkin and spices, bourbon
Palate: medium body, sticky feel, average carbonation, long finish,
hman43 (1428) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours orange with clouding, a nice head and lacing. There are aromas of cinnamon, allspice, clove, and pumpkin. It has initial flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, allspice, then the bourbon becomes evident with brown sugar and oak. It has alcohol warming and bourbon characters on the palate. It is a complex, but extremely well done brew.
williamstome (1807) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour with orange tones, small white head. Aroma of pumpkn and whisky with notes of roast, earth, and spice. Flavor of pumpkin, bourbon, brown sugar, orange peel, and booze. Quite sweet.
jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a hazy brownish copper with a small dark white head. Pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and clove mix well with the bourbon and oak. A little boozy with noticeable alcohol. Medium body. Sticky and a little thin texture. Moderately high carbonation. Bourbon and oak take a bit of a backseat on this one. Very tasty and well done though.
SteveOrz85 (245) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big bottle poured into pint glads. Thin white head. No real lacing. Beer is a cloudy amber color. A little pumpkin and some spoce notes in the aroma along with some bourbon. Taste is moderatly malty and light to medium sweet. Some pumpkin taste with moderate spicing. Some bourbon. Finish has a stong alcohol presence. Overall ok pumpkin ale with a little variation with the bourbon barrel aging.
Shag (2941) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, and ginger. Flavor is intense malty pumpkin with a ton of spices. A bit of a boozy finish. Girls in yoga pants would be pleased.