hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Roasty, spices, pumpkin, and caramel. Just didn’t like the spices ...
scottw86 (1105) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black from the can. Large tan head. Aroma is complex with chocolate, nuts, pumpkin, spices, and veggies. Taste is sweeter than I expected with good chocolate malts. Pumpkin and spices are more subtle. Nutty sweet finish with caramel. Great!
Lutz2jm (105) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoyed this better than it's counterpart in the series. Pour is dark with a tan head very little lace. Mild roasted pumpkin notes some black cherry notes as well. The spice in this beer is not to over the top so you still get the great qualities of a porter.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2068) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 year old can shared at my Summer Plunder Tasting. Baltic porter - a soft chocolate mild spice and subtle pumpkin flesh. Roasty with earthy spices vanilla, coriander and chocolate. Medium bodied with a fairly smooth mouthfeel. Nice enough but the spices don’t seem to gel with the malts, they kind of clash.
hopwine (323) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose is spice, soft cocoa, hint of pumpkin. Pumpkin comes through much more in the flavor, combined with the spice creates a very convincing pie filling effect with more of the roasty/chocolaty character on top. Really integrated and well done.
liquidhedonism (68) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can from New Seasons Market in Hillsboro, OR. Initial nose was ashy, chalky, and slightly sweet. After tasting, I got much more smokiness, which drowned out almost all of the fall spices and pumpkin that are supposed to be in this beer. I do get hints of cinnamon poking through the haze though. Mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth and creamy. Finish is smokey and slightly bitter. I have never been a fan of smokey beers, but this one is different somehow. It reminds me of smoke from summer night campfires, instead of chewing on a piece of charcoal. Still, not a favorite.
julesjis (56) - Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a can found at New Seasons in Hillsboro. Color is a nice dark, robust brown. Aroma is very sweet and "fall like". Taste is too sweet with a layer of over the top spices. This beer had too much cinnamon and raisin for my taste.
dmac (4016) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can canned on 07/31/14 from Joe Canal’s Rio Grande. Poured a deep black body with a foamy beige head. Aroma is a combo of chocolate pudding and pumpkin pie, sort of a pupkin pie chocolate pudding pie, some dry toast and yeast to boot. Body is suprisingly dry, average carbonation, normal lingering aftertastaste. Flavor is basically the same as the aroma, dry chocolate pudding skins, pumpkin pie spices, pie crust, dark wet toast, some dry raisin, old caramel and brown sugar. Interesting is kind.
SG111 (119) - - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned on 09/09/13. Pours a black with a light beige head. Aroma is cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg and a very slight roasted aroma. Flavor is roasted maltiness up front with light pumpkin spices coming through in the middle of the mouth with a coffee bitterness finish. I tend to drink more porters than baltic porters, but this has nice carbonation. Usually I don’t enjoy the mouthfeel of porters, but this is nice. It might be the crispness of a lager from the yeast. At any rate, this is quite good.
oRos (1113) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours black with a spicy aroma. Has some pumpkin and lots of roasted malts. Doesn’t have to much nutmeg
JerseyBrew (35) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyable beer. Can't really tell that it has pumpkin. I get spice but the levels do low I have no clue what it is. If u just gave me this I would think it is just a normal beer with a bit if an odd taste. I like it. Just wouldn't put it in the pumpkin beer category
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