MarinEvelyn (467) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong, fresh, sweet, pumpkin pie! Lots of spices, malt, a little roasty. Much lighter taste than I expected from the aroma. Some alcohol. Pumpkin, light spices, malt, roast.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, BeerCraft. Pours a dark, deep chocolate-brown; medium-tan head that quickly fades. A complex but not overly sharp bouquet of spices in the nose; floral and perfume-y. That said... a sharp impact of spices on the first sip, along with heightened CO2; basic cola porter with a bit of milk chocolate; again, just a bit sharp to be engaging. Heavy on the (albeit soft) spices. Toasty finish.
BOLTZ7555 (2706) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany pour with chestnut edges and a tightly packed latte head. Aroma of cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and all-spice. Flavor shows similarly with mild chocolate and pumpkin pie spices. Missing the actual flavor of pumpkin, as is the case in most of these beers. Not a bad beer by any means, but didn’t satisfy my craving.
DesertDevil (448) - Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in a shaker pint at Flanny’s. Overly sweet, pungent nose of cinnamon, nutmeg, and canned pumpkin. Very dark brown in appearance with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Like so many of the pumpkin beers, this one is very spice forward on the taste, with tangy cinnamon, allspice, and some nutmeg and ginger. The spices mask nearly all the other flavors, with a touch of biscuit, slight roasted almonds, pie dough, and baker’s chocolate managing to sneak through. The beer grows sweeter as it warms. Mild body for a porter; it does not drink like a 7%-ABV brew as the alcohol is obscured by the spice. A fairly average pumpkin porter.
swesson (133) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
If you like pumpkin pie, you'll dig this Pumpkin porter. This beer perfectly captures the essence of pumpkin with being too overpowering. The head is thin and dissipates quickly. Light lacing. A bit of sour to go with the sweetness. Nice balance. A bit of clove and maybe coriander spices up this great fall brew.
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doublebock (491) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Black with thin beige head
Aroma: The pumpkin comes clearly through with some vanilla and yeastiness
Taste: Cinnamon and allspice. Good pumpkin bite combined with a smooth roasted malt and graham cracker.
Overall: Not anything mind blowing but a solid use of pumpkin in a dark ale to keep you warm on a scary cold Halloween night
Tejas (851) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shouldn't a beer that has claims to use a crazy amount of pumpkin taste more like pumpkin? To me this was an ordinary porter(not an imperial) w/ little pumpkin flavor. Head died almost immediately and thin and dry to boot. Another ordinary beer from Alaskan.
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Beerenberger (1271) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pumpkin and all the appropriate pumpkin pie spies greet the nose. Pours a rich deep brown with a frothy, yet, rapidly dissipating tan head and no lacing. The taste is of pumpkin, spices, lightly roasted malts and some biscuit in the finish. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Round mouthfeel. Overall, rich and rewarding pumpkin ale. The spice flavors supported the pumpkin, not dominate it. Well done.
GT2 (7895) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL. Deep brown pour. Rocky, thicker tan foam. Okay retention, little lacing. Fresher pumpkin pie volatiles off the bat, mild malted milk chocolate balls, fresher dusty nutmeg, mild detergent/fragrance. Taste pretty solid brown ale, a lot more lemon acid than expected, low pumpkin flavor- flashes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Palate is a bit too bubbly with mild roast and more brown ale in profile. Weaker boost than abv hints. Overall, solid spiced brown ale that I would peg as 5%.
Beaver (1221) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pours brown with a small creamy light brown head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is sweet pumpkin pie with spice - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a little roast chocolate malt.
The flavor is sweet chocolate malts with a little roast and some pumpkin pie spices (ginger, allspice, nutmeg) leading to a dry floral roast finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a decent pumpkin porter. A bit sweet for my tastes.