Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle, LCBO. Late, but appreciated finding this one in Waterloo! Dark orange/brown with small bubbly head. Really nice pumpkin aroma - not all the spices, just pumpkin - solid. Great bottle too it should be mentioned. Taste - nicely balanced pumpkin over a lively medium body with some nice bitterness in the end from either hops or the roasted pumpkin or soemthing. Really easy to drink. A pumpkin with substance but not overwhelming, this may be my favorite one yet. Nicely done Rogue. AGAquino (704) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
Nice aroma of spices, nutmeg and pumpkin; flavours of sweet malts, pumkin, slight citrus and lingering spices. Like a Southern Tier Pumpking.
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Deep amber pour with a small off white head. Deep spice nose with brown sugar and light pumpkin. Med to full body with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and light pumpkin. Sweet finish with caramel malt tones, spices and light citrus. superspak (6008) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2013
750 ml bottle into signature shaker pint glass, 2012 bottling. Pours lightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, pumpkin, pear, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, toast, brown sugar, clove, brown bread, and herbal hops. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of malt and spices. Taste of caramel, pumpkin, toast, ginger, pear, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, clove, brown bread, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, pumpkin, pear, toast, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, clove, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, slick, and foamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish, as expected of 5.6%. Overall this is a highly excellent pumpkin ale! Great balance and complexity of malt/spice flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable pumpkin beer offering. unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Orange 750ml bottle. Deep copper color, light tan foam. Aroma of spice, squash, very delicate. Smells like a well spiced, pumpkin beer. Sweet malt, toasted grains, roasted squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spices. A bit stronger than I expected. Hearty & full bodied. (3601)
wildbeercat (359) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2013
25.4floz/750ml painted bottle into a weizen glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Spice, nutmeg, vanilla, and baked pumpkin. So nice!
Appearance: Hazy mahogany/brick (red/orange) body with a pretty thick, creamy, off-white head.
Taste: Spice, pumpkin, with secondary flavors of marshmallow and vanilla. Not cloying at all. Nice balance.
Palate: Medium-full body with a long, spiced finish.
Overall: Fantastic pumpkin brew. Well-rounded with lots of fun flavors. pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Aroma: Pumpkin readily apparent, with hints of caramel malts and edges of floral hops.
Appearance: Clear amber with rocky tan head.
Taste: Light to medium sweetness with hints of bitterness at the edges to balance.
Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, long finish.
Overall: It’s a very solid beer. The pumpkin is there, but not overwhelming, and it doesn’t try to imitate a pumpkin pie by overloading the beer with spices. It’s really well balanced and enjoyable to drink. matty (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
750 mL bottle. Purchased a year ago, labelled as "Chatoe Rogue First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale". Pours a deep caramel color with a little red color on the edges. Light tan head, 3/4" slowly settles to a film covering the beer. Aroma is mostly spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves - standard pumpkin ale spices but not overpowering like others. Malt aroma in the background. Medium-full body, taste carries on with the spices but again, they’re not overpowering the malt, it’s very nicely balanced. The finish takes a turn - I get a little coffee, some light toasted notes and its a little dry too. Very good, glad I held on to this one! SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pours deep mahogany with a medium off-white head. Smell is pumpkin with some gentle spice notes. Taste is pumpkin, hints of caramel, and a tiny touch of spice. Medium-bodied with a smooth, slightly wet texture and mildly prickly mouth-carbonation, Chatoe Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale finishes with pumpkin dominance. Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
750mL orange bottle pours clear copper with a tannish head of foam. The aroma is a pleasing earthy pumpkin note followed by a modest degree of cinnamon and nutmeg before the end of the draw brings on more smooth sweet pumpkin. The taste is fairly rich with earthy pumpkin followed by complimentary notes of cinnamon and nutmeg that are at a level where they’re letting you know they’re there but allow the pumpkin to be the main flavor player.