RRistow12 (864) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2017 PilsnerPeter (3045) - 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.
Tasted from bottle. Pours dark ruby brown with tan head. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg. Taste is moderate to heavily sweet with minimal bitterness. Flavor of pumpkin spice and nutmeg with cinnamon and toffee. Very well done pumpkin beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Maverick34 (3238) - New York, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Pours from bottle. Long anticipated. Pours a deep brown. Smells of pumpkins, malts and cinnamon/spice. Pie finish. Good. gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2016
2013 bottle. Pours dark brown with no head. Big notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. Sweetness has fallen off with age in addition to some of the cinnamon. Low carbonation. darbeer75 (901) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2016
Aroma: lots of nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice; Appearance: dark black with white head that lingers; Taste: lots of spice with warming alcohol finish; sweet but pretty well balanced; Palate: heavy body with long, pumpkin pie finish; Overall: distinctive taste, good about once per year but not more. May buy again next fall. slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 1, 2016
2015 bomber. Really nice roasty chocolate imperial stout base with a hint of bitterness and coffee. Some vanilla and ginger in the flavor, with a tasty and different spice profile than most pumpkin ales. Will search for a fresh one next year.
Cybercat (5830) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours opaque coffee brown with a light tan head. Aroma offers strong cloves and cinnamon tones plus pumpkin and a little toasted malt. Flavor delivers strong spice notes riding roast malt and fresh, tangy pumpkin. Mouthfeel has good body and fizz. Like drinking a very spicy pumpkin pie. DocJitsu (1974) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with a moderately fizzy, quickly fading, coffee froth-tan head. Pumpkin pie is picked up on the nose first. Plastic and alcohol are noted as well. Moderately thick. What is picked up in the nose is also expressed in the flavors. Dark roasted malt tempers the already unassuming sweetness. Competing sour and bitter notes toward and at the finish. SamVimes21 (474) - - AUG 4, 2016
Texas tasting @ york black with tan head with pumkkin, cinnamon and spices in the taste, and a pumpkin , cinnamon aftertaste this beer is sooooo good wish I could get some. Andrew196 (1902) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2016
Brown with amber edges....flimsy head. Aroma of cinnamon and clove. Big taste but a little too much potpourri for me. Finish with more clove. crajun (1242) - , Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2016 11/2016 rerate. Bomber shared with nephew. upped rating from 4.1. Neither of us got the pumpkin but maybe that is where the sweetness comes from; despite that this is a top ten beer for me - an incredible sweet stout. FINALLY got to taste this long time want. on draft. was colder than the suggested 50 degrees; that combined with crappy senses and a head cold means I got no aroma (in a bar also) which sux. In taste I honestly didn’t get pumpkin or spice - beer was probably too cold, but the base of this beer is a great stout - chocolate malts are the backbone; sweetness from the pumpkin works nicely; nice heavy palate with light carbonation and hops; will hunt down again