stantheman (1098) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap at Hops Northwest in New Westminster. Darker than most pumpkin ales, almost black, with a moderate tan head. Subtly spiced, and at that more pleasant than most pumpkin spice recipes, perhaps a bit more toward clove than the ubiquitous cinnamon and nutmeg, who knows? Caramel notes and perhaps a hint of chocolate in the background. It works for me. jrodooo5 (1705) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Deep dark pour w/ a big tan head that fades into a thin ring of lacing. The aroma screams fall & pie w/ a pleasant blend of spices. The taste is well balanced w/ subtle spice throughout. It’s tasty & easy to get down! One of the better pumpkins out there! RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
Dark brown pour with brown head. Smells like ginger cookies with darker roast undertones. Flavour brings out toast, cinnamon, ginger, allspice. Not too vegetal. Finish has more burnt toast, molasses, spices. I like these bigger pumpkin ales more than the weaker ones. Alcohol is hidden very well. Gription79 (2893) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, huge thanks to 5000. Pours dark brown with ruby edges. This is a malty, well spiced brown ale. Nothing is out of balance, bready malts, reminds me of a ginger snap cookie. Tasty beer. Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a dark brown body with a thumbnail of tan head that retains well. Lots of toast, malt, and copper on the nose. Flavors divulge more toast, very subtle spices like allspice & cinnamon, soy sauce, a subtle vegetable note, and subtle piney hops in the finish. Medium carbonation and medium body. Nice for the style with everything in good balance.
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sulawang (1189) - - OCT 17, 2013
Visual: Cool label of a woman holding her pumpkins... Pours very dark brown with minimal head, lasting ringed retention, lots of streams along the perimeter.
Nose: caramel pumpkin pie filling including the spices, plus brown sugar malts. (5)-aromatic strength.
Attack: soft creamy carbonation and sweetness
Mid-palate: (MAIN) demerara sugar (6)-sweetness, cola, roasted pumpkin, malts (HINT) hoppy bitterness, root beer, cinnamon/nutmeg
Finish: hints of ginger dryness, caramel malty sweet, (a really nice) coffee-chocolate bittersweetness to finish.
Summary: Superb balance and a top-notch pumpkin ale compared to all the local (BC) ones I’ve tried to date. It has depth, complexity, and drinkability at a great price point. (Note: all numbers above are on a 10-point scale, with 1 being weak and 10 being the strongest) AdamChandler (5150) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Lots of nutmeg on the nose
Burnt candied sugar tastes, nutmeg and brown sugar. Maple syrup and candied yams bitter lingering finish of cinnamon and hops Alanthebeerguy (213) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Darker style Pumpkin ale. Pours coffee brown. Good carbonation. Smells malty and like sour pumpkin. Taste is a nice pumpkin and spice. Finish is more on the caramel sweet side. Very nice fall season beer. One of my current picks for a pumpkin beer.
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Pumpkin, bread and spices in the aroma. Pours a deep mahogany with a tan head. Rich in spices, bread and caramel. Smooth good mouthfeel with nice rounded flavor profile. bigaddie (75) - - MAY 22, 2013
Pours a dark ale, a small head with little lacing. Good clear look. Aromas of pumpkin, molasses and a touch of citrusy sourness.
Taste is mild in pumpkin and is overall quite dilute in flavor. A bit of a hoppy finish but wish it was stronger like the rest of the beer.
A good drinking beer but nothing that rocks my socks.
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