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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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2.4
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Bottle thanks to dak, thanks! Sweet and spicey, strong very strong and boozy, pumpkin fades quick

2.4
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Dark brown, almost black pour. Small off white head. No lacing. Big pumpkin aroma with pie notes. Clove and cinnamon. Taste is cinnamon up front followed by way too much ginger and clove. Way too much.

2.3
beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2010
12 oz. bottle thanks to a trade with BMan1113VR. Pours black with a thin-moderate light brown head that lasted through the first two sips and left very little lace. The aroma reminds me much more of a Yankee Candle than a beer and smells like an overspiced ginger snap cookie with extra molasses. The flavor is even more heavily spiced than the aroma would have you believe, which doesn’t seem possible. The mouthfeel is thick and cloying like a glass of prune juice. I normally love pumpkin and spice beers, but this one is just so overdone that I could not finish the glass.

2.3
nimbleprop (8725) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2010
12oz bottle pours a slightly watery, opaque black with zero head. Aroma is all pumpkin pie, all spice, sweet brown sugar, some fusel alcohol lurking. Flavor is sweet, light chocolate, just straight pumpkin pie. Too sweet, too spiced. A total train wreck.

2.3
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
(tried as original Pumpkinator)-good lord, this has to be one of the sweetest pumpkin beers ive ever had. just tons of brown sugar and pumpkin pie spices. bleh. not for me.

2.2
crossovert (13747) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Slightly chocoatier and raostier pumkin beer, still cloaked in a wall of pumkin pie spice.

2.1
RSRIZZO (2021) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2 at winter tasting. Color is black with a very thin tight head. Aroma of nutmeg and spice. This medium body brew lacks in flavor with a touch of spice and a big dirt taste. After taste is hot. Overall I did not like this brew.

1.8
MacBoost (1935) - Victor, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Black pour, no head. Aromas of piles of autumn spices. Crusty pie. Taste is sweet pumpkin and spices. Finishes sweet with a lingering spice finish. Not my thing. High boost though.


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