I thought I would update this as I am making my first tasting notes. It has only been in the bottle a week so it will contine to develop. The basic malt bill is in a post above and keep in mind that this was actually an amber ale with pumpkin, spices, and orange zest. Sorry not very good at making tasting notes...
ONE WEEK IN BOTTLE (11/16)
Appearance: light golden amber. Considered "deep amber" by BJCP. Darker than I originally thought and color is about perfect. Poured aggressively at beginning to get a good head but it dissipated within a couple of minutes leaving thin white remnants. Carbonation seems to be decent for 1 week in bottle.
Aroma: Very subtle spice and interesting caramel notes. Aroma is much more subdued than I was hoping.
Taste: Wow this is an interesting one at this point! Initially very smooth with butterscotch like flavor that quickly transforms to a slight bitter tartness. I wonder if the combo of the orange and the spices somehow gives the perception of butterscotch because the orange seems to be missing although it was very present previously. After a few drinks, the palate adjusts and it's a very tasty yet interesting beer. Although the pumpkin and spices notes don't seem to be immediately perceptible, the impact is undoubtedly there. Starting to get some spiciness perhaps from the cloves/nutmeg. A spicy tingling lingers on the tongue when not tasting for a few minutes.
Mouthfeel: The oats give it a creamy smooth beginning that transforms to almost a biting sensation from the carbonation. I assume this will become tempered with time and not as noticeable.