crossovert (11015) - 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 (4085) - 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 (4483) - 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 (1364) - 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 (1118) - 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 (2514) - 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.
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle at the Fall Harvest Festival. Appearance: finger tan head, amber brown color, clear, ok lacing. Aroma: nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, molasses. Palate: full body, average carbonation, light bitter finish, slight creamy texture. Taste: sweet spices into a nice sweet pumpkin, and then onto a light bitterness with some spice lingering as well. Overall, very good balance, love the spice balance in here, very good seasonal.
foyle (384) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a thick, rich light beige head. Color is deep red-black.
Aroma: heavy aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon and other spices. Some coffee and earthy hops as well.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied and creamy with a quite dry finish.
Flavor: pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, with some lingering earthy hops.
Overall: another winner from Alaskan.
78samh (240) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours dark brown. Aroma is spiced pumpkins. Taste is massive spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, anise and pumpkin. A slight roasted coffee flavor and a nice malty sweetness. Molasses as well. Could be darker but definitely a good seasonal porter. Well done pumpkin beer.
kathouse (1562) - Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A friend described this as "pond water". I wont go that far but thin mouthfeel and terrible finish doesn’t help. Nice spice combination though.