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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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RRistow12 (926) - 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

3.8
Maverick34 (3284) - 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.

3.8
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.

3.5
darbeer75 (953) - 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.

3.8
slowrunner77 (12569) - 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.

3.7
Cybercat (6010) - 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.

3.4
DocJitsu (2024) - 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.

4
SamVimes21 (536) - - 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.

3.2
Andrew196 (1973) - 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.


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