Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a deep, clear ruby red color with an average-sized foamy white head with shorter retention, but good cling and lacing. The beer had a strong oak barrel aroma with notes of caramel, bourbon, pumpkin, and various spices, and a bit of vanilla. Its taste was a fairly bitter oak barrel flavor mixed with bourbon and a bit of sweetness from vanilla, along with some undertones of pumpkin and spice. The beer had a fairly thick but dry mouthfeel with a noticeable alcohol presence and pretty strong carbonation. Thank you to Eric and Kristin for the generous prize, and to Siobhan for sharing! beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 2, 2014
I may be in the minority here but I prefer the non barrel aged version. The pumpkin spice notes are overwhelmed by the flavors of the barrel. Too much bourbon here for me. tightslice (1397) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle pour at Evernote. Aroma is maple, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla, alcohol. Taste is rich and chewy burnt sugar, pumpkin spices, bourbon. One of the more interesting pumpkin beers but much too sweet and boozy for me. alobar (3879) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Pours a beige-orange color with aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and pumpkin. Pumpkin pie spice flavor with some pumpkin, vanilla, and wood. Very nice beer. dlovell2 (2237) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Poured from bomber. Rich brown copper color with off white head. Caramel malt aroma with cinnamon, nutmeg., ginger and bourbon. Flavors starts with a sweet caramel malt, brown sugar and vanilla. Followed with pumpkin spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Some oak notes and bourbon booziness in finish. A nice complex pumpkin beer.
bubblehouse (1554) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Really well done. Has a strong pumpkin pie aroma. The oak is very prominent abd has a strong alcahol finish. anthony850 (473) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Pumpkin with a lot of spices.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kathouse (1930) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Clear red with a thin foam. Pumpkin and spice on the nose. Great body and spice on the palate without being overwhelming or off balance. Oak adds a nice complement. KnowThyBeer (26) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2014
A lots of oak for this pumpkin beer. Fantastic nose. Great carbonation. Notes of chocolate, pumpkin and vanilla. Solid brew. samsmith33 (772) - - OCT 19, 2014
Aroma: Pumpkin, wine.
Appearance: Clearish bronze......medium white head.
Taste. Spicy pumpkin, apple. Tart .