When I got home from work yesterday Kim said she had a surprise for me. In the refrigerator, I found the beer I had perseverated about all weekend: the Imperial PumKing by Southern Tier Brewing Co. Ah, thank you! I grinned and closed the refrigerator door to let the beer chill.
|Imperial PumKing by Southern Tier Brewing Co.|
After the October sky had darkened and we had a warm fire glowing in the living room, we tasted the mighty PumKing and took notes.
Appearance: Pours a honey, orange color. Not much head.
Smell: Syrupy, pumpkin custard. Hint of cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice.
Taste: Like eating pumpkin bread. Smooth and buttery. Bready, brown sugar. Cannot taste the 8.6% ABV.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Lightly carbonated.
Overall: Delicious. Very tasty autumn beer. Not overly spicy or sweet. What is amazing is that beer can be made to taste like something else entirely; it's like drinking pumpkin bread.