dekester1 (349) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a deep, dark red/black (barely transparent) with a light head and minimal lacing. Aroma was of malts, pumpkin and a slight smokiness. Taste was of roasted malts, smokiness and slight pumpkin overtones. Palate was good. Overall, a nice porter, although I would probably just go from an ale or lager if I was mainly interested in the pumpkin.
rumproasts (4700) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. deep brown with small head. malty with chocolate and light pumpkin. this is a rare pumpkin beer that has more pumpkin than spice. quite well done.
RedSox2004 (1582) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly opaque dark brown with hints of ruby, one-finger dense tan head and modest lace. Aromas of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice accompany the porter-typical roastd, coffee and cocoa. Bittersweet chocolate taste with pumpkin, nutmeg, brown sugar and cinnamon.
The taste features a bit of bitter then creamy pumkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. Medium body, somewhat watery mouthfeel, minimal carbonation and a lingering bitterness in the finish.
Arayaga2 (2049) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and roasty, with well balanced pumpkin pie spiced aroma and taste. Drinkable as a six pack, and built on a good porter.
drpimento (2865) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is by far the best pumpkin beer I've had. Appearance is very good with long-lasting tan head, some lace and a dark brown clear color. Aroma is mild. Flavor is where this really works well. They've added a little smoke not over spiced and everything balances super well. Body is very good. I wouldn't necessarily know that this was a pumpkin ale if I didn't see the label or was told. Killer beer.
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Sledutah (6551) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine, drank in Missoula
Clear dark brown with a small beige head, spotty lacing. Aroma is vegital, pumpkin and dark malts. Taste is similar, pumpkin, dark malts and chocolate
Rmorris007 (50) - - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great pumpkin beer. I was hesitant about getting it but went ahead and did so. I was not disappointed a perfect balance of pumpking and roasted flavours
Ernest (7128) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (chocolate syrup, burnt grain), with notes of squash, nutmeg, vanilla.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation.
A clunky beer. Somewhat off-putting aroma of characters that just don’t work well together. Syrupy and overly sweet in the mouth, with a slightly dirty aftertaste. Not very good.
Travlr (19567) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Sledutah, thank you sir! Very dark brown color, bright beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa powder. Taste big spice, some roast, but the roast is a bit drowned out by the spice.
llcooldave (1187) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Basically smells like a nice pumpkin pie with a hint of coffee and dark cocoa in the mix. Pours black int he glass with a thin head. Really nice mellow flavor of pumpkin, roasted malt, hint of fall spices followed by a pleasing sweet bitterness from the brown sugar that’s reminiscent of burnt pie crust but in a good way. Overall, wow what a nice brew for fall. Now I only wish the cool weather would cooperate, I hate drinking fall beers with my AC blasting (living the dream in TX!)