TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours a clear orange amber color with off-white head. Pumpkin pie spice, bourbon, vanilla and oak on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with much of the same, maybe a little sweetness on the finish. Pretty much the same beer beginning to finish. obguthr (6297) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Cinnamon, oak, allspice, and pumpkin nose. Clear orange, medium yellow head, minimal lacing. Pumpkin and bourbon in the forefront, with only subtle allspice and vanilla notes. Slightly sweet. Medium body, easy carbonation, alcohol well concealed. Very tastefully done, both with the measured spice addition and the bourbon. In particular, the oak really compliments the pumpkin, which begs the question why most pumpkin ales aren’t conditioned on wood. This is as high a score as I am likely to give for either a pumpkin or bourbon aged beer. Ratman197 (14668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, cinnamon, clove and light bourbon. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, cinnamon, clove and light bourbon with a smooth lingering spiced finish. Pumpkin87 (248) - - OCT 10, 2015
Pours attractive clear orange with small off-white head that goes quickly but does leave slight lacing.
Nose is caramel, spice, pumpkin and significant bourbon. The palate is similarly dominated by the whiskey note, as well as vanilla from the barrels. Nutmeg and pumpkin provide nice accents, but this is an alcoholic ale with a bit of seasonal flavor.
This works all right as a sipper, since the alcohol is more noticeable as heat/flavor than strictly as wooziness. With a little more work on the pumpkin, it could be a winner. Quick3Beers (1201) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Pours a dark amber from a bottle. Nose of bourbon--vanilla and oaky, some nondeScript spices, maybe allspice and nutmeg. Flavor slightly pumpkin, lots more of the bourbon and spice flavors. Somewhat sour rye flavor or something like that. Not terribly boozy, just enough to match the bourbon flavor. Good beer.
mcox90 (2072) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a clear orange with a thin ecru head, no lace. Beautiful looking, for what it’s worth. Aroma is pumpkin, vanilla and a healthy dose of bourbon. Sweet, gut warming brew with the pumpkin flavor, spices and vanilla all melding nicely with the oak and bourbon. A slow sipper for cool autumn evenings. Very nice!! fidemaster (313) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2015
I love bourbon ales, and pumpkins. I figured this would be amazing. It wasn’t. It has a amber color. Has slight pumpkin aroma. Flavor starts off a bit sweet, than has harsh bourbon, and a bad canned pumpkin flavor. It has a rough finish. Just not great. jerseyjohn71 (309) - corsicana, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2015
caramel, bread, hay, roasty, floral, citrus, alcohol, clear, amber, orange, frothy, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, Voodoo (657) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Pours a deep amber with an orange hue, a thin head which dissipates quickly.....aroma of pumpkin spices, nutmeg.......taste is nutmeg, cinnamon, alight bourbon hint, quite dry, alcohol is well hidden, ends with thick bitterness.....unfortunately it doesn’t come together terribly well. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on one of the first nights of fall. Appearance is a clearish amber with a thin white head. Aroma of pumpkin and bourbon, very good combination that goes well together. Taste is also pretty good, lightly sweet, bourbon isn’t too prominent but apparent. I think this was well done.