ABUSEDGOAT (2818) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Dark reddish brown color, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, oak, vanilla, caramel. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel, alcohol is readily detectable. Chewy with caramel and malt sweetness, but also has the pumpkin and barrel flavors you’d expect to see. TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2013
Sample @ GABF.
Pours a medium amber, with a beige head.
Spicy, oaky, fruity aroma, caramel, cinnamon.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid to high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Fruity, spicy taste, caramel, malt, oak, vanilla, cinnamon.
(2013-10-10) mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours a dark amber with a tan head leaving heavy lacing. Aromas of spice and pumkin. Tastes of fall spices like cumin and some cinnamon with some hoppy notes. Heavier mouthfeel for a lighter colored imperial barrel aging comes through with an alcohol warmth. mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Aroma has hint of pumpkin and spice. Light brown pour small off white head. Taste is complex. Little pumpkin but oak agging is visible. Thicker chewy mouthfeel than most imperial stout pumpkins. Very good. Alcohol comes out at end. wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
I’m done with pumpkin beers. None of the dozens that I’ve tasted this year have been any good.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle to glass. Dark mahogany body with a thick khaki head that eventually settles. Nose is spice, pumpkin, some vanilla, oak, Bourbon. Nice; interestingly natural pumpkin notes. Taste is a lot of oaked pumpkin and spices up front. The booziness is quite present, with a long ripe pumpkin finish. Hard to compare it to the other pumpkin beer giant I won’t name, but this is much better than most beers of this style. fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
a fairly decent variation on the style, though nothing special really about it. much better than most of the mass marketed craft pumpkin ales out there though. drpimento (3726) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Whoa, big beer! Poured slightly warm with a giant tan, slow to settle, thick, foamy head and good lacing. Color is a clear, deep amber with few bubble trails. Aroma is oaked pumpkin, malt, spice, hops. Flavor’s like nose with everything much more bold. Sweet and tang are out front and bitter brings up a strong, long lasting end. Body is full round, alcohol warm with just enough bitter to keep it interesting. Finish is like flavor and as stated above. Rich, so one big bottle is plenty. ben4321 (6668) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Location: 750 ml bottle from State Line, 9/15/13
novice101 (308) - - AUG 29, 2013
Aroma: The nose is sweet malts, spice, and booze, not super pumpkiny/nutmegy
Appearance: It pours a nice mahagony color with a beige head and medium lacework
Flavor: The taste is spice and sweetness, oak, a little booze, pumpkin come through more
Palate: The body s medium-full, mild heat, smooth and creamy, drinks nicely for 10+ ABV
I have had this one for a few months, and it is drinking quite nicely right now. The oak and spice meld excellently together for a smooth, enjoyable flavor. I’d recommend this one for sure. Tasty stuff.
Pours a deep brown/red color with a two finger khaki head. Smells of basically pumpkin pie, spices, caramel, pumpkin. Taste pretty much the same but a bit mellowed out by the bourbon oak barrel. Alcohol is present at the end of each sip, in a good way. Enjoyable beer