FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2011
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 My first beer from this brewer. From the 11/2011 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized brown head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet pumpkin, nutmeg, vanilla and intensely strong cinnamon. The flavor was overwhelmingly strong cinnamon sugar with light nutmeg, more cinnamon and then even more cinnamon. The Goldschlager of beers. The finish was long as the cinnamon coats the tongue and will not leave. Full bodied. Exceptional. rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Pours black with a thin tan ring around the outside of the glass. Aroma is huge cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Absolutely incredible! Body is full. Flavor is again huge pumpkin pie spices, but the stout is a little muted. Excellent, but would’ve rated higher if the beer shone through a bit more. scootpolute (10) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
I can see why my beverage ’bro’ (who would like to remain anonymous for the ’solid’ he did for me) saved me one of these and demanded that I have one (so much so he let me take it for free, on Scout’s honor that I would pay later) before anyone else got their hands on it! Is it worth over $10-12 bucks for a 22ozs. bomber, YES!!!...This would an awesome beer to conclude holiday party...after the keg dies, or majority of the people are gone...anyone who ’busts’ 2-3 of ’these’ out for the last few around would be considered the rock star of the year!!!...btw, I cracked my favorite pint-cone (Magic-Hat, Burlington, VT) while enjoying this one...OKIE, enough of the gab...here’s the ’REAL’ deal:
Cavie (4775) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2010 On tap at G man FW. I brought my sorry butt outside in the cold and rain just to get the full experience of this gem. As I’m typing my intro I can already smell a glorious candy corn aroma wafting from the glass. Lots of bazooka Joe sweetness too. Black in the middle with a lighter brown touch near the edges. Wheat brown head. Caramel notes on the nose with the aforementioned notes as well. A sense of alcohol is also felt. Winter spice begins to emerge as the beer begins to warm. Interesting that the pumpkin
smell shows up later in the sniff. Winter spices bring cinnamon and nutmeg to the table. Very creamy mouthfeel with an immediate tingle on the tip of the tongue. Abv is felt and warms up the tongue. Warm gingerbread taste and caramel malts. Pumpkin taste is much less perverse than I was anticipating after watching the video of how much they put in it. It doesn’t show up till near the aftertaste and sits fantastically. Tastes like a warm Christmas cookie that was given to me by a pixie in an elf costume. My faith
is totally restored in the Divine Reserve series. Fantastic. 4.5ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2009
RE-RATE 11/6/10 Bottle from my cellar. Been sitting on this guy for awhile. Dark dark brown color with a rich brown head. Aroma is still fantastic. Lovely cinnamon and hot spice. Some alcohol can still be smelled. Tastes like a wonderful Christmas cookie. Well balanced and still fantastic.
Zero expectations going into this. Having experienced quite a few top pumpkin ales recently I can confidently say this is a total home run. Pours a dark mahogany color with a orangish light brown head. Nose smells of nutmeg cinnamon booze pumpkin Ginger ash dark chocolate burnt cookies and syrup. Taste is dark chocolate, spices, booze, pumpkin pie, and liquer and cola. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated And the finish lasts extremely long. Awesome. Perfect for my palate.
dogfish120love (1339) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Thanks MaltOMeal. Holy pumpkin Batman. Huge pumkin pie spiced aroma with subtle notes of peat and chocolate with a little coffee. Appearance is dark brown almost black with a thin brown head. Flavor is chocolaty with pumpkin,spice and some booze shining through. Despite its sweetness I could drink this forever. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 12, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009 bottle courtesy of boomer0813, thanks! pours a viscous very dark brown with only 1 ginger of brown head from a vigorous pour. aroma leaps out at you pop the cap, awesome pumkin spices! aroma is great, with lots of cloves, nutmeg, some cinnamon, burnt malts, and some lighter roasty notes. the flavor is great. nice and heavy, pumkin spices very present but not at all overwhelming, and just a hit of warmth from the alcohol make it a great warmer. well balanced bittersweet aftertaste, and the palate is smoothe and creamy and full. i need more! rerated with only change from 4 to 5 on appearance once i noticed that the head is most definately orange! onceblind (10320) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Black with a small thin head that doesn’t last long, or leave any lace. Amazing aroma of pumpkin pie and pecan pie mixed together in a bowl. Great flavor as well with smokey chocolate, pecan, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and nutmeg. Super delightful.
Texasbrew76 (14) - Alabama, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Excellent seasonal beer. This is, by far, my favorite pumpkin beer, I just wish it were easier to get.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Cloaker (1) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014 does not count
First off, I am not a pro. I will speak to my senses and memories and feelings. My first review, gimme a present.
WHIFFLES: Remember when you would walk out of High School on a October day and you’re all like “THIS WEATHER IS KICKASS & IMMA GET TO WEAR A MASK & EAT LOTSA SUGAR EVEN THOUGH I’M OLDER BUT I DON’T GIVE A DAMN” for the weekend? Yeah, it’s kinda like that but with the anticipation of “but wait… there’s more!” beyond. This smells like the lingering backyard kiss from a not-blood related hottie cousin who just ate a cinnamon cream leftover thingy that you passed on at the Thanksgiving table when you two were out back past the barn where no one could see. Not that I have ever done that or anything.
LOOKSY: This babe is deep and dark and has an inviting dirty secret or two when you look at her in a Delirium Tremens snifter. The legs on the glass tease me like a 1981 Bond movie poster. There’s less head here than in a Vatican women’s bathroom. There’s an alluring color mixed up in there that I want to make up a word for, which I don’t have, so for now I will call it—Auburown.
TASTEY TASTE: In 15 seconds me oral cavity is getting’ THIS IS HALLOWEENTHIS IS HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS SCREAM IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT. Ichabod Crane was a wus. I am Jack’s incessant need for continuous imbibement. I bought a case of this from HEB shortly after drinking this, nearly thwarted by the manager. I told him I would fight him for it, he relented.
MOUFFEEL: Peely. Like I shoved my face inside a freshly carved Jack O’ Lantern with a mouthful of organic marshmellows. Willfully. It’s as if a pimp designed the décor of the insides of my mouth. Velvet, ya’ll.
TRUTH: Linus Van Pelt wasn’t screwing around when he told Charles Brown about the greatness of this smacky good squash. This isn’t some cheerleader with orange pom poms jumping up and down trying to tell you Pumpkin flavored brew can be good. This is an orange pot-bellied lifecoach, telling you you damn well better come straight and clean or don’t get on his field. The Saint of Arnolds got it done.