Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 7, 2013
The beer pours a very dark brown with hints of light around the edges. Not a whole lot of head, but not a huge aggressive pour, too much junk in the bottom of the glass. What head that there is is a light tan color. Aroma is chocolate with a hint of nuttiness. There seems to be an almost medicinal quality to this beer’s aroma. The beer has a funky astringency to it. There is a sweetness. The chocolate is still there and so is the nuttiness. I am getting the pumpkin, but it comes across in two ways. The first reminds me of a reeses peanut butter cup. The second reminds me of the smell of a pumpkin when you are cleaning it out for carving. Body is very thin for an imperial stout. Not great. eruizgarcia (340) - - OCT 3, 2013
A bit disappointing for a stout. I don’t find any pumpkin in the aroma, but there’s lots of chocolate and nuttiness. A bit thin on the palate. Just ok. Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2013
12oz bottle 10/2/13 (Hy-Vee Cedar Rapids)-38° in Snifter-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of sweetness, chocolate, and spices. Taste of chocolate and more chocolate along with some spices. This medium bodied brew is not bad for a sweet stout bit it is slightly lacking in the pumpkin aspect. Nsanders (1144) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Tap at Happy Gnome. Near black with a tan head. Chocolate, malty, light pumpkin, cinnamon and milk. Dryly sweet. Body is creamy with soft carbonation. Tasted really good at first, but has a lingering dry chocolate flavor that’s not as great. demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2013
12oz to snifter. Stout colored pour. Roasted aroma. A little bit of pumpkin spice aroma. Chocolatey roasted malt flavor that finishes with an odd sour bitterness.
CanIHave4Beers (4187) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2013
On draught at the Crescent MoonKinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
The beer pours basically black with a big head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is like an apple spice scented candle, no more... no less... ok maybe a little more, like some cotton candy, a touch of rostiness. Way sweet & spicy smelling.
The flavor is apple, cinnamon & other rich spices at a level that it’s a touch weird. The beer is lightly bitter & lightly roasty, very sweet with some jolly rancher character. it’s actually rather clean but it’s just beyond weird and not especially stouty...
Richmond 19th. Medium to dark brown. Aroma of chocolate and pumpkin. Lots of chocolate in the nose. Flavor is tons of chocolate, a faint hint of pepsin. Vanilla too. Really quite nice. Not sure I would have detected pumpkin on the aroma if there hadn’t been a big orange one on the label here. obguthr (6357) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Rich chocolate syrup nose. Clear brown, medium yellow head. Chocolate flavor, leaning toward the darker varieties. tia (2226) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
RG 19. Medium-dark brown with dissipating head. Smells chocolaty and a little fruity. A little spiced, chocolaty, bitter. Nice dry bitter finish. HopTsing (575) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
From the bottle poured a dark brown brew with a tan head. Wonderful aromas of chocolate, malt, sweet tobacco. Flavors of chocolate, lightly coffeed. Medium bodied and a bit dry.