madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
25th January 2014
Bamberg Bash Day 2. Cafe Abseits tasting. Almost clear deep amber beer, small pale tan head. Crisp palate, light minerals. Good pumpkin fruits and nice, not overdone mellow spices. All in good balance with the mild dark malts. Finishes crisp and semi dry.
Theydon_Bois (12101) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Day 2 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, Cafe Abseits Tasting, bottle thanks to crash out Kenny - I think he managed to connect this one to his north and south probably a half bottle pour the form he was in !, 25/01/14.
Dark mahogony brown with a moderate light tan covering/swirl.
Nose is dark fruits, toffee, lots of spice, pumpkin pie.
Taste comprises mild pumpkin notes, dark malt, brown sugar, earthy cocoa, dark toffee fudge, spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying closure.
Ok for style.
jfb (4541) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, courtesy of madmitch76) pours a murky deep ruby-brown colour with a small off-white head. aroma of banana and vanilla, heavily spicy, with lots of cinnamon and clove. flavour is mostly the same, heavy all-spice, some alcohol, a hint of gooseberries and herbal hops. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Absolutely loved this beer. Amazing pumpkin porter, thank you chris for the bomber!
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle tasting at Cafe Abseits, Bamberg, during Jolly to Bamberg 2014. Black beer with a small head. Malty pumpkin aroma, caramel, biscuits, fruity, slightly hoppy, roasted, some chocolate. Malty pumpkin flavor, chocolate, licorice, cocoa, biscuits, vanilla notes, fruity, some hay.
harrisoni (14855) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Cafe Abseits. Tasting. Dark brown beer lasting collar. Spicy aroma. Not over spiced but too spiced for me. Not for me
maddmatt639 (312) - Pacifica, California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
No retention and no lacing. Smells of chocolate and black licorice. Tastes of spices, nutmeg and chocolate. Not much of an aftertaste.
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cbfobes (2655) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Dexters, pours a dark brown with a thin tan head, the aroma was of potpourri and flowers, the spices were overpowering to me, the flavor was much of the same, I couldn’t get over the potpourri spice, flavor is really dry through out, especially in the finish, ugh.
jake65 (2873) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Dark brown pour with auburn edges. A finger of tan head dissipates quickly to leave a shiny surface. Nose is rather modest with spices, just a little nutmeg and cloves, light roast, and a doppelbock type sweetness. The taste emphasizes on porter, light roast and minimal sweetness. The pumpkin elements are faint and overshadowed by the sweetness of the brew. Must be the brown sugar. Picking up some faint yeast, but it works well with the cloves, roast, and overall sweetness of the beer. Cloves and yeast become more prevalent as it warms. Perhaps a little thin on the body. Overall an interesting beer.
puboflyons (2417) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle stamped 20-A02114. I thought I was done with pumpkin brews for the year but then this one arrived from a friend (not a RB trader). The pour is a deep brown tone with ruby red hues and a thin, slightly lingering tan head. Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, yeast, and caramel malts waft upward into my nose and make this highly appealing. The body is about medium and also creamy and smooth. The taste brings out the pumpkin spice, especially the cinnamon, beautifully with a smooth, yet dry briefly lingering finish. The best of both worlds. A Porter and a Pumpkin and it works well.