PhillyCraft (7714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2012
On tap at Capones. First glass of the keg, pours the usual glowing pumpking colored orange with minimal head and tons of lacing patterns stick to my inner glass. Aromas of bannana bread, pumpkin pie, buttery oak, vanilla. Taste is just like the original pumking but with less vanilla, and a little more complexity from the wood and aging process, it is also way smoother then the standard version. Other smaller notes of caramel, spice, graham cracker, and even some pineapple hiding in there. Awesome brew with a silky mouth, still my favorite pumpkin beer. hivemind (919) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Tap at Pony with Paul and Streets. Nice, glassy orange pour with some cinnamon-colored head. Smells much like the regular Pumking with loads and loads of spice. Tastes even more extreme, in terms of spice load, than the original ... tons of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, maybe allspice. I’m not great at identifying the individual spices, but this was like a pumpkin pie. I like it more than the regular. It’s definitely more of a sipper. Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
A golden amber ale with almost no head. In aroma, a rather nutty butterscotch malt with cinnamon notes, buttery yet nice, buttered popcorn. In mouth, a smooth woody butterscotch malt, with cinnamon points, very nice. On tap at Barcade Brooklyn, Dec. 30 2011. nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Draft, pours a darker orange with a smaller white head Tastes caramel, bread, citrus, alcohol, vanilla, gram cracker, nutmeg.clear, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, very good has the taste of pumpkin pie mixed with oak and a small bit of hops very good beer dont know if I like it more then reg one but sure is good. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden-orange hued body with a small white head. Aromas are bready, biscuity, nutmeg, toasted spices. Glorious. So bready and malty, graham cracker, light vanillin, clove and cinnamon. Flavors are super malty, bready, oak, ginger, graham cracker. Sooo much malt character. Some nutmeg, a touch nutty, cinnamon, medium oak, crackers, tannin, spice and vanilla. Medium bubbles, fuller body and a bit warming. Very tasty.
Goodgrief (2056) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 2, 2012
On tap at Pinocchio’s. I’ve still not had the regular version, but this was tasty...and I normally hate these things. This has all the flavor and character of a frosted pumpkin spiced dessert...yet the beerness doesn’t ruin it. It’s really think though and tough to finish a glass, but still, I’m glad I tried it. egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Dark amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of butter, pumpkin spices, vanilla, oak, toffee, and toasted malts. Taste of caramel, nuts, vanilla, wood, and spices.Actually really nice, compared to the regular. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Draught at Whole Foods Devon: Aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, and pie crust. Poured orange in color with a tiny white head around the edges only. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of pumpkin, vanilla, pie crust, slight marzipan, slight coconut, and slight caramel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, pumpkin, vanilla, pie crust, and a hint of spice finish. Very little hint of oak aging. 8.6%ABV is completely hidden throughout. kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Orange hue ... Surprise. Notable vanilla and cinnamon spicing. At first sip, I didn’t like it, but after that it was ok... I’m not a pumkin beer fan to start with. Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Wine glass @ Standings bar nyc. Pour is orangish with no head at all... looks very still. Mouthfeel is lacking carbonation, but rich and supple. Delicate vanilla, ginger, and cinnamon spice... much more of a sipper than the original.