Salmoniform (1227) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with a fizzy brown head that settled. Aroma is cola, soy, cloves, nutmeg. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet initially followed by a spice astringentness. Overall this is a decent brew.
J_man (790) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted malt, candy sugar and molasses sweetness in the aroma with a light vegetal component and some pumpkin pie spices. Crystal clear dark brown, copper and ruby with a light tan head. The pumpkin pie spices come through in the taste in perfect proportion and intensity. Cinnamon and nutmeg are prominent and delicious. The sweetness is equally appropriate with light butterscotch and molasses. The roasted malt flavor shines through and gives a lightly charred wood texture and flavor. Nice earthiness to it and some background pumpkin flavor with some light vanilla and cream in the background. With all that’s going on here, the balance is just incredible. The body and flavor are spot on for a porter. Leaves behind the spices and dark roasted malt flavors. This is definitely one of the best pumpkin beers I’ve ever tasted!
fiveacestx (788) - Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - very dark but not jet black (when held up to light). Has a light pumpkin spice aroma and taste. Some other spices are in there too like maybe nutmeg and/or cinnamon. Light medium body and smooth. A good sipping beer.
firstsip (684) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pitch black. Nice lingering bit of head. Full body. Nose of charred malts and faintly of pumpkin spice. Tastes very mildly of pie pumpkin, with predominant charred malts and coffee. Heavy!
Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a thin head on a black body.
The aroma is a pretty even mixture of pumpkin and roasted malt. Not bad considering it’s a pumpkin ale.
The taste is pretty sweet overall, lots of pumpkin (pie) and brown sugar, and a touch of roasted malt.
The texture is sticky.
If you like pumpkins and porter this is the beer for you.
Stine (1657) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat tepid dark chocolate pour. Fleshy pumpkin and brown sugar sweetness amidst fulsome porter roast in the initial nose, though there’s a mineral cleanness to it that isn’t fitting. The flavor is similarly somewhat thin, characterized by sharp anise, bitter root, and clove notes that aren’t supported by enough deep malt. The pumpkin is appropriately subtle given this issue. High carbonation exposes the flimsiness of the body. Leathery, earthy brown malt finish, quite watery in the end.
TheJestersBeer (2258) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany brown, with a brown head.
Spicy, roasted aroma, cloves, nutmeg, chocolate, caramel, quite fruity.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, mid bitterness, balanced CO2.
Roasted, spicy taste, cloves, cinnamon, fruit, chocolate, licorice, caramel.
Well balanced, very drinkable. (2014-09-30)
IndianaRed (2879) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
OnTap at the River Room, Whole Foods, Boise Very dark brown pour with a thin light tan head. Soft sweet rosated malts and pumpkin spice notes. Subtle and plays well with each other. Not over-done or chemically like some.
SODAK14 (306) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice dark pour...for some reason I was expecting a more "pumpkiny" color. Not too much of a pumpkin flavor which for me was good. A nice malty brew and really smooth Actually a nice brew you could drink on any occasion not just the fall.
LinusStick (3002) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh...this isn’t bad but nothing great. Aroma and flavor were the same. Nice roasted malt with an underlying spiciness. The pumpkin pie spices were balanced but kind of conflicted the roasted malt and light coffee flavors. Cinnamon and nutmeg were the big spice flavors. The finish left a little burn with me like there was chipotle in there. I’m not dumb enough to think that was in there but there was a slight spice burn. Nice surprise. Mild carbonation.