rlgk (10275) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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 (13598) - 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 (225) - 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 (2289) - Quad Cities, Iowa, 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 (2611) - 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 (2121) - 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 (1505) - 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 (3551) - Everett, 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 (2278) - 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 (4014) - 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.