Pailhead (5443) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate dark chocolate, coffee, light roasted pumpkin, faint finger, and a touch of nutmeg. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a one finger khaki head that quickly fades to a thin film. There is some sporadic thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate with some light molasses. The finish has moderate smoked pumpkin, light ginger, nutmeg, coffee, and touch of roasted nuts. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, I find it rather smokey and I’m shocked that no mention of smoke is mentioned in the commercial description.
Jerm719 (130) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild pumpkin, light seasonal spices. Some roasted coffee, mild white chocolate. Slight earthy hop bitterness. Easy going, nice balance.
DearBeer2013 (89) - - AUG 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very slight taste of pumpkin. Seems like a very watered down pumpkinator. Drinkable.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: bottle. Almost black pour with loose tan head. Light notes of roasted malt and pumpkin. A little papery with light spice notes, strong roast notes and just a lingering pumpkin flavor. A little flabby on the tongue. Tastes like this one is headed downhill fast.
nuplastikk (4953) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Tipsy Cow. Opaque brown black body, thin patchy beige head. Smooth and classic. I’d guess around 8%. Chocolate merges effortlessly with the pumpkin pie spices, vanilla edged. Easy going yet full bodied. Pretty expert execution. Well done.
milewide (1700) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best pumpkin brew that I have tried! Aroma and taste were roasted grain and pumpkin, with limited pie spices. I hate pumpkin brews that are merely cheap ale with loads of dollar store pumpkin pie spices!
tectactoe (3081) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Nearly black, some dark ruby & brown shimmering at the edges. Super chunky, khaki shaded head sits on top for decades before slowly breaking down. Aroma of... pumpkin spice! Clove seems to be the heaviest with ginger following closely behind. A little bit of that cinnamon-y, allspice vibe but clove & ginger are definitely the stand-out spices. Some roasted malt & hints of cocoa underneath. As it warms, the spices mellow to give off a strong gingerbread man cookie vibe... Nice. Taste is decisively less spice heavy with more of a mellow porter vibe. Still has a strong essence of ginger, clove, cinnamon, & graham cracker, but things are much more calm on the palate. Mild roasted malt, cocoa dust, & even a light hint of smoke. A tad thin, would expect a little more for 7% ABV, but not bad. All in all, a pretty nice pumpkin porter.
Bulk_Carrier (2577) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a dark brown closer to black colored body with a half finger white foamy head that quickly dies and leaves light lacing.
The smell has pumpkin up front in this one with some nice roasted cinnamon and barley, burnt sugar makes somewhat of a presence and there’s a little bit of chocolate underneath more so once the beer warms.
The taste is mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors with a roasted barley aftertaste, and a dry finish.
On the palate, it sits about a medium, and is somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is good for the style and for me.
Overall, I really enjoyed how the pumpkin flavor and the other "pumpkin" flavorings played a part in the combination of this beer, to make this and put it in an American Porter was an excellent idea. I would definitely get this again and most likely seek it as a "dessert" beer.
baraciisch (2244) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color... Big pumpkin, spice aroma... Flavor is roasted malts, nuts, pumpkin, spices... Pretty good
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AndySnow (4595) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: Tasting at Café Abseits, during the Bamberg Jolly 2014.
Appearance: Brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Spices, pumpkin, fruit, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Pumpkin, fruit, malt, spices. Too strong in the pumpkin. Unbalanced.