algemo45 (60) - - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong on the spices, light on the pumpkin. Mouth-fullness is just right, and the color is dark and inviting. Great fall beer all around.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
boFNjackson (4130) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Poured black with a decent tan head. Aroma had pumpkin pie spices. Mostly a lot spice on this one with a hint of pumpkin squash. Some roast with cocoa too. Nice tasting pumpkin porter. My only compliant was that th body was a little thin.
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
There was a lot going on in this beer. It wasn’t really the pumpkin or the porter, but the blend of spices that stood out. There was a great complexity in the earthy, seasonal spices, with good richness in the body--imperial porter being a stout, essentially? Enjoyable. Bomber.
arkurzynski (1503) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with khaki head. Nose of mild fruity pumpkin and mild ashyroast. Flavor is cola and pumpkin with mild spice and a dry roast finish. Lingering coffee roast. Fairly thin. Fairly high carb level in my bottle. A bit of an identity crisis as seems to never quite commit to porter or pumpkin beer. I know this is kind of the point, but could use a little more oompf.
Bill Becker (309) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Howler bought at Liquor Shed in Casper.
A- it pours black, slight hues of red, 1" head of foam, nice lacing.
S- it smells like freshly baked pumpkin pie with all the nice spices, especially nutmeg.
T- tastes spicy, nutmeg, nice authentic tasting pumpkin, some other sweet notes that are, I reckon, brown sugar. Yes, the brown sugar intensifies as my glass warms up. Dang, this is good and the abv is reasonable.
M- great mouthfeel thanks to the medium carbo and body.
O- bring on the autumn season! I’m gonna enjoy this fine brew from Alaskan as long as it is in town! One of the best Pumkins I’ve ever had.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from AV3, dark brown pour with some faint red hues and a tan head. Aroma of some light pumpkin, chocolate, nutmeg and malt. Taste of light pumpkin and roasted malt, light body, it's ok.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SHIG (3567) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a black with reddish edges, head was light beige with carbonated bubbles. Aroma is strong on spice and pumpkin. Taste is smoked malt front with hints of spice and pumpkin.
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster on tap at the Alaskan Brewing Mothership. Aroma of roasted barley and light pumpkin. Flavors of all the best aspects of a light-roasted barley porter with a modest pumpkin profile and no fake spiciness that tricks the brain into thinking it’s pumpkin pie in a glass. This is REAL pumpkin in this beer, which is not easy to achieve in a final product (personal experience), but these guys know how to do it. This is a completely decent beer for the entire fall season... not just something interesting to bring to a Halloween party. Nice job. The ONLY pumpkin beer I’d ever buy regularly.