gkeh (306) - Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First of all, this isnít a porter. Is a dark ruby amber pour. Second, the taste is overly spicy, just like some other pumpkin beers. Itís ok, nothing to write home about.
Concealer (937) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of pumpkin, caramel, allspice, and light toffee notes. Flavor is roasted malt, toffee, pumpkin, clove, cinnamon, and caramel. Medium bodied, smooth with a slightly dry end. Lingering spice.
highibus (755) - Vail, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep black with cocoa head. Huge spice aroma. Flavor b hits up front with those same spices but comes through with a nice roasted malt flavor as well. Spices on the finish.
andybrownback (7) - - SEP 11, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet. Heavy mouthfeel. Moderate pumpkin makes it a little too sweet. Not *too* much pumpkin. Smell is of pumpkin more than anything.
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crossovert (9089) - Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown. It is a typical porter (cocoa, coffee, roasted notes) with a nice bit of pumpkin and a good amount of spices. It is a more mature pumpkin beer than most and isnt too sweet or spicy.
IrishBoy (3944) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Imbibe Wine. Nose is cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, and vanilla. Clear dark brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is pumpkin pie spice with hints of chocolate and bitterness.
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/14/2015. Pours crystal clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, caramel, toast, brown sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and herbal/spice earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with balanced dark/roasted malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, toast, caramel, brown sugar, biscuit, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and herbal/spice earthiness. Light earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, light coffee, caramel, toast, brown sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and solid robustness of dark/roasted malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pumpkin porter. Good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. I felt like the malt flavors should have been a bit more robust at 7%, but it was nicely enjoyable otherwise.
574deadzone (1192) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown to black with a decent sized khaki head that settles to a thinner ring and leaves some splotches of soapy lace. Nose involves some fleshy pumpkin, pie spices and dark sugars that almost mimic a Belgian Dubbel profile, along with some dark chocolate, some toasted notes, perhaps a hint of smoke, maybe some plums. Pretty sweet flavor, also decently bitter for balance. Medium bodied, pretty active, somewhat creamy, finishing toasty and toward dry with a prickly bitterness. Very nicely constructed brew, everything works together well.
Sammer (1081) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Taste is, of course, pumpkin, baking spices, autumn leafs, malt, caramel and wood. Nice.
rougeau13 (2177) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer 2000! Dark brown with a tiny beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, roast, molasses. Tastes roasty and lightly spiced. Medium bodied with slight fizziness. Decent, but a little weak.