DocJitsu (304) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cola brown color with a root beer colored head. In Alpine fashion, the head doesn’t stick around long. Nutty, woody, and coffee aromas. Mouthfeel is full and wet with a bit of a carbonation burn at the finish. Raw pumpkin, smoke, and some plastic flavors. Not my favorite. I’m 0-2 with pumpkin ales the Fall.
mcberko (4044) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon and some pumpkin, along with some cocoa and toasted malts. Flavour of sweet caramel malts, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Medium bodied with a wonderful mix of the spices and the porter qualities. Great stuff.
jtclockwork (4998) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose and taste of roasted pumpkin, chocolate malt, dry cocoa, vanilla and hints of tangy citrus. Finishes mostly dry with a touch of resin and dry cocoa. Some muted autumn spices in deep background. Medium body.
Pailhead (3848) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of rayl101
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some spotty lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and citrus. There is some light pumpkin in the background. The finish more chocolate mixed with some light cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep, near black hued body, lasting tan head. Good lace. Aromas roast pumpkin, medium spice, sweet spice, nutmeg crystallized ginger. Roast character is mild, light chocolate. Flavors are roasty, dry, tobacco ashy, cocoa, leathery, brown sugar, spicy, bitter chocolate. Very bitter roast and spice character. Medium carbonation. Dry.
skmikeg (429) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bomber. Pours dark brown-almost black color, with a thin tan head which fades to some lacing on the edges. Aroma is of roasted malts, coco, pumpkin meat, nutmeg & cinnamon, and some faint hops. Taste is of roasted malts, bakers coco, earthy pumpkin meat, some coffee, pie spices, some general hop bitterness in the end. Has a medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel a a semi dry, roastey, semi bitter finish. overall, a pretty nice pumpkin porter that isn’t too sweet like a lot of pumpkin beers.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft… Pours nearly black with a mid-sized, tight, beige head that slowly subsides and leaves weeping lacework. The aroma is a mixture of tree nuts, deeply roasted grist, gobs of pumpkin meat and a touch of winter spice. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. The flavor is fairly bland, but roasty and bitter with loads of grainy roasted barley. Finishes moderately bitter and burnt, but falls flat in the end. Bottle courtesy of richiesd!
dreadnord (993) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark and black with a small tan head. Nose is pumpkins, yams, cinnamon, nutmeg. Date I say it smells like pumpkin pie in a bottle. Taste is sweet and well balanced with a good bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a heavy body and a long finish.
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markwise (3777) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle generously shared by hamilton23. Cheers, Steve! Pours an amber orange with a white head. Nose is pumpkin, gourd, and mild pumpkin pie flavors with some light vanilla and cinnamon. Flavor follows: pumpkin, some earthiness, pumpkin pie spices, and cinnamon. Mild pumpkin that does not overwhelm the senses or the palate. Light to medium in body and the Middle Way of pumpkin beers.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Moll for this one. Moll. Pretty spicy with some roast in the background. Pumpkin as well. Flavor is more toward the spice end. Over spiced, all in all.