RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
First off I must say this. The bottle was sitting on its side on the way home and leaked from the cap. Quality control issues here. Beer pours a dark root beer color. Fortunately still carbonated even though the cap had issues. Aromas of McCormick pumpkin pie spice and not much else. Taste is slightly acidic and very dry with pumpkin and booze finishing off on the palate. I checked the other two bottles I also bought and the caps had the same issue. I popped them and grabbed my bottle capper and put new caps on them. I will be writing the brewery about this. Would have gotten a higher rating but the a idiot is definitely from some oxidation. I would check your bottles rbians. 2013 vintage

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (824) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2017
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (3184) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gephross100 (904) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (857) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11600) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (5658) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1943) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamVimes21 (459) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1808) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crajun (1225) - , 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 didnt 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

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