S: Definitely unique. A mix of charred malt, spice, chocolate, and low amount of pumpkin. The aroma is unusually appealing to me.
T: First impression is of a real fleshy pumpkin, cinnamon, in a rather ordinary stout. Dry and not any sweetness. A kind of velvety mouth feel.
O: Not a huge fan of pumkins, but mainly because of the over spicing. This beer isn't over spiced and had the most natural pumpkin flavor I have ever had. It's an interesting mix, and is an easy drinker. I would have again.
Look: Dark, but a 1/4" of translucence so not as dark as the darkest stouts.
Aroma: Hint of spice, hint of pumpkin, no hint of dark malts.
Taste: Cinnamon, nutmeg, black patent? and pumpkin. The pumpkin is not strong and that's a good thing because to much pumpkin is a bad thing.
It's a fine beer, a solid "Ok". Not a fan of pumpkin beers, but if I had to had to have a pumpkin beer or make one, it would be a stout- this beer taught me that. All pumpkin beers are not bad, learned something.
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers