beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours jet black. Really nice spice aroma. Nothing stupendous. Just a solid mix of pie and porter
presario (4608) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly dark when most pumpkins start as ambers this one is very dark brown. No head. Smells like a chocolate porter with only hints of pumpkin or spice that might not be picked up if not looked for. Tastes more like a porter. Notes of chocolate and if prompted maybe pumpkin. Some spice hidden in the thick dark malt. Molasses note. Tasty but pumpkin???
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(On draught at papago). Pours a dark brown with creamy khaki head. Aroma has some cocoa, spice, and some roast. Taste is semi-sweet with lots of roasty bitterness. Medium bodied with a slick, creamy texture. Roasty, chocolatey finish. Pretty good, but not much pumpkin spice flavor.
Lubiere (9871) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a chalky chocolate with muskey coffee notes, light off notes. In mouth, a smooth lightly sweet chocolate, light pumpkin pulp, a bit musty, medium bodied. On tap at Oregon Brewer’s Fest, July 31 2011.
boFNjackson (4126) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Baileys... Poured black with a khaki head. Lots o roast here with some pumpkin squab flavors. Not over done on spices like a lot of pumpkin beers. Real malty with a thck palate, no noticeable alcohol flavors and a subtle hop balance. More roast and pumpkin on the finish.
BrewDad (4890) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011 Oregon Brewers Festival
Dark black in color, clear with a thin tan head. Big chocolate roasty malt aroma. Lots of Dark porter/coffee/chocolate flavor very little with the pumpkin. Missed the boat on the extra flavor in my book.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to Chad at work: Pours a dark black color with a nice big tan head. The nose is very roasty, tons of black barley and chocolate notes. Not much coffee but some licorice, light soy and some molasses mixed in. The flavor is balanced with big roasty qualities, malt sweetness and some light piney hops. Finishes roasty and toasty, never did I taste any pumpkin, but it’s a big strong porter.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour, thin tan head. The aroma is of roasted malts, dark chocolates, and light pumpkin meaty notes. Flavor is very much the same with a light pumpkin finish and a pleasant dark malt base. Sweet and smooth with a nice roasted component as well. Enjoyable beer.
pinkzambia (1457) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Dark, dark brown with a nice tan head. The aroma is buttery and the pumpkin essence is picked up in the earthy feel of the beverage. The body is thick and creamy. I kind of expected more, but nevertheless - a nice idea.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11/10/10 notes: On tap. Lots of dark chocolate and roasted grain on the nose, vegetal pumpkin also mildly present. Mouthfeel is thin, disappearing quickly. Flavor forwards toasted, charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, underripe pumpkin. Finish is dry. Odd, unsuccessful.