sulawang (1202) - - NOV 26, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 1 year). Pours dark brown with a smallish 1mm lasting creamy head, lots and lots of singular steady micro streams. cobaink2 (813) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2016
Nose: brown sugar, ginger, clove, biscuity barley malt (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: crisp, thicker tingly
Mid-palate: pumpkiny (lvl-7-sweetness), ginger, brown sugar barley malt,
Finish: residual brown sugar sweetness, clove exhale
Summary: Not terribly complex but at least the 9% ABV is well hidden. The sugars become heavy on the palate after half a glass - there's not enough depth to round it out.
Bottle from tasting room. Lots of heat. I like the mellowed out pie spices and brown sugar. As others mentioned it does boarder on a barleywine. Was quite surprised I saw this in the taproom in April. Oakes (19010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Quite strong, there is good pumpkin and light spice, along with some phenolic yeast and a bit of alcohol late. pictoman (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Poured from 650mL bottle. Auburn colour with dissipating beige head. Aroma has huge pumpkin and spice notes. Flavour has an initial hit of the same, but falls flat quite quickly. Medium body, alcohol hidden. fiulijn (21399) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Lagerboy (2239) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
Dark brown color, almost black, with compact head. The profile is based on dark caramel, with an interesting roasted malt vein, bready and biscuity, pumpernickel, while the spices are really minimal, and it has light fruit esters in the end.
Bomber. 9% ABV. Clear deep dark amber, solid creamy foamy tan head tan head settles slowly and mostly lasts. Aroma of roasted pumpkin and pie spices. Strong bitter toasty pumpkin taste, baking spices, burnt caramel malt, earthy herbal hop. Average carbonation, fuller bodied, moderately hopped. Some sour gourd towards the end. Big, bold and boozy. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys) mcberko (19173) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
(label states this is a Belgian style Saison, WTF?)
650mL bottle, pours a deep dark orange brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, toasted nuts and herbal notes. Flavour is very potent, full of pumpkin, sweet potato / squash, and light fall spices. Quite deep and powerful with pumpkin / dark fruits on the finish. ABV is extremely well-hidden. Really good stuff - one of the better pumpkin beers out there. RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
Pours a deep brown with a purple-ish tinge and a tan head with great lacing. Aroma is subdued, but what does come across is pumpkin pie like. Initial flavours are bready, slightly sweet, some roast and pumpkin and then what follows quickly after is tons of spice and booze. This is mental stuff. Hell yeah, Longwood. JHunter (772) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
pours a light brown colour with a big foamy head. aroma is light pumpkin spice. flavour is is a little booze and strong bit of alc. heat mixed in with a nice pumpkin spice yrock (13) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
If you are going to join the legion of pumpkin ales out there, might as we'll go big. At 9% this ale is nearing barleywine. The spices and pumpkin flavour keep it from being too fusel, but it still does have a warming burn. Nice on a cool crisp fall day.
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