rougeau13 (3282) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Very dark, nearly black with a bubbly beige head. Aroma of pumpkin pie and roast. Tastes like roast, chocolate, and gingerbread. Body more medium than full with a touch of bubbly carbonation. Good. aracauna (3710) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Forgot this was pumpkin spice. Tastes like ginger bread cookies. Seriously. That’s all you need to know. rdixon77 (3106) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pretty good pumpkin beer…but still a pumpkin beer. Dark pour. Pumpkin, of course, covers most of the aroma and taste. Some charred malts and stout in there. Little bit of nutmeg/banana/clove in there too. Also, a touch of vanilla which I really liked in a pumpkin beer. Not as big of a mouthfeel as I expected. Good, but I was hoping for more. CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Full disclosure: I hate pumpkins and I hate pumpkin pie. Still I try to be objective. This thing looks and smells amazing. A bit too thin to be considered a stout and the pumpkin drowns out the other flavors which I don't think is intended.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DCLawyer (2932) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bomber->snifter. Deep brown with big tan. Head. A: pumpkin, spice, malt. T: pumpkin spice, malt. Tinny aftertaste. Bit of a big pumpkin mess. Thin.
Lutz2jm (277) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Super complex... Roasted squash pumpkin. Fall in a glass is the best way to describe this one. Amazing smell look and taste! AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Black body with fleeting tan head. Pumpkin pie spice, roasted pumpkin seed, pumpkin meat aromas. Medium body with average carbonation. Light phenolic, astringent clove, peppery flavors with pumpkin meat, dark roast malt, earthy molasses ___a bit thin but good. ljthiessen (1513) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Very nice pumpkin and spice aroma, absolutely delicious. Flavour mostly matches, fortunately - nice blend of stout and pumpkin pie. But not incredible. Preferred the He Said. jerseyjohn71 (308) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
I LOVE PUMPKIN BEERS,,,, with that said,,, its a bit [ashy] or [odd] on first sip,, I wish the magic worked more and had the date on the bottle,,,,, 3rd sip was better,,, and so on,,, GREAT AROMA ,,,complex, well built over all,,, 42* is good and gets better as it warms up,,, I need to CELLER 3 or more and sample every 6 months,,,,
WILLOW HILL ’’IRISH’’ HOME BREW CLUB ,,, Corsicana ,TX,,
Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade.
This was poured into a snifter and a pint glass. There weren’t any significant differences in either glass.
The appearance starts off with a fairly decent darkened brown leading to some light black edges. The head was an off-white to white lumpy glossy one finger’s worth of creaminess. This must have lasted for at least a good minute and a half before it gently dissipated and left a nice light glazing lightly coating the glasses.
The aroma, well, it was like Pumking but way better as it let the stout-like qualities of roasty bitter coffee invade the pumpkin pie qualities of Pumking.
The taste was roasty and sweet from the Pumking invasion. There was a slight Pumking-like aftertaste with a dry roasty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium and didn’t have much sessionability to it. Yup, I was sipping this one. The carbonation seemed on par for the style.
Overall, though I’ve never been a fan of Pumking, this one is actually way better than Pumking as it allows way more roastiness invading at a fairly decent rate on the nose and taste. I’d probably have this again.