GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Check this off the Want List. The first thing that strikes me is the aroma as soon as I open the bottle. Pumpkin, herbal, and spices that follow through into the flavor. A very easy drinking Pumpkin beer that I could continue to drink all night. Very easy on the palette.
TheBear11D (272) - Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pumpkin porter pours a dark grape nearly black color with a thin tan head that doesn’t last too long but leaves plenty of evidence of its existence behind. The aroma is pumpkin, spice and caramel. The flavor is caramel initially, which is immediately overwhelmed with pumpkin and spices.
dlihcsnatas (328) - Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks and tastes like a porter should with a taste of pumpkin to go with it. I like porters in the winter (Jan-Feb ’round here) and this ain’t that time. Got this to compare with other pumkin ales but this one is not exactly qualified to be in the Halloween Pumpkin Ale challange. Good stuff but not a Halloween brew, more for Christmas time. Will be drinking the rest of these with a slice of homemade pumpkin pie at Christmas dinner this year.
maltman53 (371) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a subtle style PP. Pours coffee-black w/tan head. Subtle spices on the nose - mace, cinnamon - a full-bodied porter. Roasted, light-chocolate palate, w/dry, carbonated, refreshing finish. Overall, this is a good porter w/a very subtle pumkin/spice treatment.
Onslow (1206) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear dark brew with tan head. Nice aroma of spice, toasted malts. Taste is pumpkiny with toasted grains. Tasty and enjoyable.
ttoadee (689) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown pour, small tan head. Nose is smoky vanilla, nutmeg, and black patent malt. Bittersweet. Middle is creamy dark malt, pumpkin body, splash of coco. Finish is earthy with a slightly spicy hop tang. Nice nightcap.
DialSquare (2857) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Wilkes and Lynn. Dark brown pour, beige head that disappears completely. Aroma of big pumpkin spice, cocoa. Tastes are roasty, toffee, lighter on the spice. Not too sweet - which is good by me.
thetmaxx (752) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bottle. Really dark, thin head good lacing. Aroma is some roasted malt, some chocolate. Flavor really highlights the traditional seasonal spices. I’m pretty sure I get a good amount of pumpkin to and the spices are balanced like the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever had. This is hands down my favorite pumpkin beer! Abv doesn’t hit me. Sticky sweet finish.
Ericular (678) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really earthy roast. Hard to follow up Pumking. Campfire in aroma and taste. Pretty solid if in the right mood. Really dark in appearance and vibe.
BillKismet (3357) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black-brown body, nice carbonated body and decent head. Nose is mildly chocolatey with feint sugar pumpkin notes. The body is earthy chocolate and moderately roasty, with a sweet underpinning and not roast astringencies. Very clean and smooth. Sweet finish that is vaguely of mace or some indiscernable pumpkin spice.