JaBier (8445) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Sample at Listermann on 10/11/17. Pours dark copper/red with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. Malty flavor giving way to cinnamon and ginger before a roasty finish. JStax (7395) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Draft pour. The beer is a hazed brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma is spice and toffee and caramel. Tastes fairly spiced and a touch sweet. Big body and medium carbonation. Tmoney99 (15219) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Draft at brewpub. Poured hazy orange amber color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet allspice and pumpkin aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth pumpkin flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where surpassed. b3shine (9339) - Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a mostly transparent brownish orange with thin very light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of pumpkin and related spices; a bit boozy though. Tastes like it smells with an average (at best) mouthfeel. Not bad, but boozy and unbalanced. drsordr (2973) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Draft pour copper. Nose sweet pumpkin and mild spice. Taste lighter malt, faint pumpkin then moderate bitter. Later palate spice. Bitter continues through the finish
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
On tap at Dutch’s. 1st pour from the keg. Hazy red orange color. Thin khaki head, leaving great, thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of creamy lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Good full body. Kind of a spicier flavor, maybe a bit too spicy for me... Decent amount of pumpkin and toasty malt, too. Moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet, kind of a heavier spicy taste that impedes drinkability a bit for me. An alright imperial pumpkin ale. A bit too spicy for me. Good for a sip but a challenge ("cinnamon challenge"?) to do more. rondphoto (4540) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Clear dark amber, ivory head cover, full curtain of lace. Taste is syrupy malt that adds dark fruit, maybe pumpkin (?), and a bitter leather in the palate. There is minimal hop presence at the end. Pumpkin is questionable, pumpkin spice is missing, alcohol is hidden\, leaving an unimpressive brew that has big flavor, but isn’t enjoyable. alexsdad06 (11392) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2014 Draft at Listermann. Pours a slightly hazy deep orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have big fleshy pumpkin, spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, allspice, with an earthy character to the flavor. Solid pumpkin beer that is big without being so upfront about it. I do agree with Peter in that it should be really good from a barrel.
Had again at Dutch’s and this one seems a bit thin and heavier on the spices than my first experience. Reduced my original score. I still think it will work well in a barrel. phaleslu (10957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Draft at HalfCut. Pours a barely clouded orange color with a small but lasting off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin (yes, brewed with actual pumpkins), nutmeg, allspice, brown sugar, cinnamon, graham cracker, toast, and caramel. The flavor is mostly the same, with more of an earthiness where the aroma is slightly sweeter. Still, it all comes together close to a slice of pumpkin pie. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and an earthy, sweet, moderately spicy mouthfeel. Drinks way below 10%. More like 6-7%. Really good. Will lend itself well to barrel treatment in the future.