jake65 (2514) - Williston, North Dakota, 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 (1821) - 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.
brenn79 (1411) - Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle- Pours black with red highlights in the light and a one finger tan head that holds settling with a nice creamy blanket. Aroma is pumpkin without even sticking my nose up to the glass, also pie spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. The taste is nice and pumpkin, spices are there too, but you do really taste real pumpkin in this, much better than I was expecting, not too much roasted malt taste either which I think tends to overpower the pumpkin taste in some similar beers of this style. Very nice!
maxwelldeux (2925) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a smallish light tan head on it. Nose has quite a lot of pumpkin coming through in there, with just a hint of come roasting underneath. Taste is a little sweet with just a hint of bitterness at the end from the roasting. Not my bag, but my wife loves it.
ilovedarkbeer (2184) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brownish orange color with a small off white head. Notes of agave syrup, squash, smoke, and chocolate.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour with a thin foamy light khaki head. Nose is roasty with too much pumpkin spicing, like dark malty nutmeg and allspice. Flavor is kinda the same, mostly roasted black malts, a little cocoa, a little sweet earthy pumpkin, and a little too much nutmeg and allspice. A little too dry overall.
jkwalking05 (3392) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma is of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin. Taste is of roasted malts, earth, squash, cinnamon, light licorice, and all-spice.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is dark, off white head, and black in color. The smell is pumpkin, malt, spice, nutmeg, and ok. The taste is sweet, spice, pumpkin, ok, and ok.
Davhgbrew (845) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Malt up front with pumpki...horahh! Full body through and through. My first pumpkin porter and Alaska nailed it with this one.
jjgmd (1191) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours a dark opaque lack color with a small head. Nose is fabulous with pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and chocolate. Taste is pure pumpkin with the autumn spices and sweet chocolate. Finishes on the same tasting notes. A delicious porter for the season. Quaff Score 9 / 10