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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Important: let this beer warm to at least 50° before enjoying. This beer is black with some ruby highlights. The nose is full of pumpkin pie spices and some alcohol. There are notes of nutmeg, caraway and vanilla. The taste starts with chocolate malt with a hint of spice and rolls into a warm spicy alcohol taste which has the effect of creating the balance that usually comes from the hop bitter. There is some hop bitter on the finish, but not much. Overall, this beer finishes relatively dry for such a big beer. As it warms, the spices move forward in the taste and the chocolate moves to the finish. The pumpkin provides a pleasant undertone and a nice mouthfeel. The spices will probably fade some over time; they mellowed considerably while still in the fermenter.

Originally brewed as Divine Reserve #9.

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3.2
fonefan (50669) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #10. ]

Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark malt, spicy, heavy danish chrismas brown cakes, honey cakes, anis, cardamom, lots of cinnamon, nutmeg. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, brown cakes. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100821]

3.2
yespr (47037) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle, blind #10. Pours dark brown with a fully gone head. Aroma is distinct cinnamon, cardemomme spiced - cookies. Sweet malty and dark roasted. Distinct spiced of cardemomme, cloves, nutmag and cinnamon. Sweet and medium dry spiced into a medium sweet and lingering finish. Sweet malt and dry spiced impression.

3.7
Ungstrup (38242) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2010
Bottled. A black beer with a red shine under a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, oranges, and spices - primarily cinnamon and nutmeg. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of spice - again nutmeg and cinnamon, as well as notes of roasted malt, leading to a dry spicy finish.

3.5
joergen (28949) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle #10 at Papsøs blindtasting. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of honey cake and spices with notes of chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, honey cake and spices. Spicy finish.

3.4
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and pumpkin aroma. Roasted malty spicy pumpkin flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty spicy pumpkin finish.

3.3
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
[email protected] More or less black colour, small brown head. Aroma is spicy, some pumpkin, a bit sourish wooden notes too. Flavour is ripe fruits, pumpkin spices, some alcohol and mild burning notes.

3.8
cgarvieuk (25703) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2011
bottle at home ... dark black ... big pumpkin spice ... cinamon and all things nice ... nose ... light boozyness .. deep roast malts ... huge pumpkin stout ... deep roast ... really quite nice

3.6
madmitch76 (25321) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
24th June 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks again to our host. As ’Pumpkinator’. Clear but very dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and semi dry with fine carbonation. Smooth malts. As Bruce said - gingerbread. Lesser pumpkin. Mild spice grows in strength towards the end. Light malt cream. Finishes semi dry. Spicy aftertaste.

3.3
Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of MaltOMeal/daknole. Pours black with a tint of red and a beige head. Very spicy nose, lots of cinnamon. Solid body, dark, sweet fruits and loads of x-mas spices - a bit much really. Warming alcohol finish. 210810

4.1
Leighton (22027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Bruce. Pours clear, amber-brown with thin, tan cream head. Lovely autumnal spices in the nose, fleshy pumpkin, gingerbread. Medium sweet flavor with prominent gingerbread character, cinnamon, toasted pumpkin pie. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderate sweetness on the finish, further gingerbread, lightly chalky, genuine cinnamon. Excellent for the style.


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