DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2018 PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes from old backlog: Bottle: Pours a near black with a well retained khaki head. Soft yet rich and rounded nose with toasted vanilla, clove, cinnamon and cardamon. Unique and layered. Warming yet lively palate. Spicy on the palate with a nice clean malt roast background- chocolaty, coffee, toasted cinnamon, clove, cardamon, and mild ginger cookie. Lots of long toffeeish malt flavors and smooth alcohol warmth. There’s a touch of smoke underneath to give more depth. Has a late lingering rich black malt roast. Nice subtleties. A great spice beer.
Sampled at Goose island brewery staff bottle share. One last pumpkin beer for the season. Let's go for it. A very spicy nose. Definitely has a bit of the creaminess of a pumpkin pie, that is, with actual pumpkin in it. dnstone (3681) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Cinnamon and pumpkin spiced aroma. Roasty and spiced with pumpkin notes. Pours deep brown with a sudsy white head.
Notes: finally rated Dec ‘17 un Houston, ‘16 vintage Panzuriel (2429) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2017
Appearance: Dark brown. Two fingers of medium to larger tan bubbles.
Nose: Dark roasted chocolate malts, vanilla, pie spice, booze and pumpkin.
Taste: More of the nose. Sweeter, boozier dark chocolate and earthy pumpkin blending well with a good amount of spice.
Body: Fuller, and silky. Good carbonation.
Parting thoughts: A very nice large boozy pumpkin pie bomb. Probably the best of the style that I’ve tried. fantastic.
ABUSEDGOAT (2901) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2017
Black pour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate, caramel. Medium to full body, pumpkin type flavors are dominating but not overpowering. Not overly complex, just a well made take on the style. jsnicholas (709) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2017
Bottle (22oz). Black. Strong pumpkin aroma. Some roasted malt, light chocholate. Taste is the same. Some spice.
barrelagedluv (79) - Pittsburg, California, USA - NOV 14, 2017
Pours like espresso into a British imperial pint glass, with a rapidly collapsing frothy beige lacing. Scents of nutmeg spice and vanilla. The flavor oozes of Xmas rum pudding, pumpkin and cinnamon. The finish is rich, oily, and boozy with notes of Bourbon. A great autumn stout, robust and satisfying. Cheers St Arnold’s! JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2017
22 ml bottle from Tavour poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a near black with a beige head of foam that dissipates quickly. The aroma has sweet pumpkin pie spice. Like a sugary cinnamon crust. Almost like a churro. Pretty good roast character as well. Big body and medium to high carbonation. mcberko (19809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2017
On tap at Whip In, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma is decadent, with heaps of pumpkin purée, some toffee, and light pumpkin spices. Flavour is decadent, with heaps of pumpkin purée, brown sugar, and caramel. Soft on the palate, with a wonderful blend of flavours. Sweet but not cloying. Lovely stuff. commonmac (1367) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Served up on tap at Whip In. One of the more unique establishments I've visited. Blonderedhead present. Short pour in a tulip glass. Darker brown, maybe ruby in color. Aroma packs a big pumpkin pie quality with cinnamon and vanilla and nutmeg. Taste is exactly what you want from a pumpkin beer. Big flavor and instantly recognizable spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Alcohol burn is definitely felt towards the end. Only one per sitting is recommended. This one nails the style perfectly...not really able to find fault. drjay44 (3889) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2017
22 oz. bottle. 10.5% ABV per the label. Pours a thin poorly retained head over a clear dark (SRM 30) body......nose is heavy spices with cinnamon, ginger, clove, allspice tones, also heavy nutmeg, hints pumpkin, mild roasted malts with chocolate tones........taste is moderately sweet mild molasses overtones with dominating spices including cinnamon, ginger, allspice, making for a cookie tone, mild pumpkin, mild roasted malts with chocolate tones, finishing with mild hop tones, spices dominant.........mouth feel, medium sticky body, alcohol heat present, slight carbonation. This is an utterly spice dominated beer with the malts, hops and pumpkin relatively hidden. BJCP 7/2/12/4/5