maltman53 (460) - 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 (1378) - 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 (1276) - 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 (4239) - 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 (899) - 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 (953) - 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 (3823) - 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.
runaway (81) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours dark cola brown with a tan head. Aroma is pumpkin, allspice, a hint of roasty malts. Taste is mostly chocolate malts with notes of spice and squash. Body is creamy and finish is slightly bitter.
scooterbub (1025) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brownish red with a three inch tan head that slowly collapses. Taste is of pumpkin, spice, malt, caramel, chocolate and grain. Similar aroma. Has a medium body with a slight spicy finish. Very easy to drink and quite enjoyable.
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and allspice in the aroma, along with roasted malt, cocoa and coffee like you would expect with a porter. Very dark brown, murky, decent light brown head with tiny bubbles. Sips leave a good amount of lace on the sides. Nearly opaque dark brown with hints of ruby, one-finger dense tan head and modest lace. Bitter at the start, with a sweet, caramelly finish. I find the sweet almost too much. Hint of sour from the pumpkin. Medium body, not as thick as I would expect, slight carbonation, long finish. Overall, I liked it but if I made one change it would be to tone down the sweetness a little. I think it was a bit less sweet last year.