SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Downtown Johnny Brown’s: Poured a dark black liquid with a tiny formation of foam head. Aroma is spicy and smells of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg which reminded me of a pumpkin pie. The flavor s rich with sweet malts that have a dark roasty profile while a decent amount of the pumpkin pie spices rounding this out to a good porter style for the autumn season.
boFNjackson (3894) - 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.
bhensonb (9828) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with dull orange glints. Tan head. Aroma is light pie spice. Flavor is earthy dark malt with moderate pie spice and chocolate. Maybe some coffee. It’s rather subtle for a "pumpkin" ale. Quite nice.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan foam. Chocolate malt, nutty roasted pumpkin seed, pale malt aromas. smooth medium body with light co2. Nutty, dark roast malt, chocolate, earthy pumpkin seed flavors- pretty good. @Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Fest 2010.
riversideAK (5557) - 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.
joeneugs (2576) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very cloudy brown pour with a khaki head. The aroma is very spicy with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a hint of toast and cocoa. The flavor is the same. Appropriately spiced with a little toast and cocoa in the finish. Medium bodied. A pleasant pumpkin beer.
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.
dcschiller (2154) - 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.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/8/11@ pap. beer valley jackalope.
very dark... imp. porter almost black though still orange at the edges w/ a soft lasting beige head.
a is chocolate, ashy charcoal, wood, some fruity business... strawberry?
f is quite chocolate-y, some coconut, the aroma notes, cola. great importer but no pumpkin to be found and no pie spice... just a solid, rich creamy importer... when cold. as it warms, some earthy vegetals come out as well as some vanilla... if i didnt know pumpkin was in here i wouldnt be able to pick it out
ashy at... mild but delicious.
creamy, smooth and yummy. importer=3.9. pumpkin= 3.5
IndianaRed (2041) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at Brewforia. Very dark brown with a rich creamy mocha head. Roasted smokey aromas and bittersweet chocolate and charcoal flavors. Surprisingly and somewhat disappointingly lacking in pumpkin flavors. Quite bitter and astringent like a big porter can be and soft fine carbonation. Night and day difference as opposed to the pumpkin pie types out there. Very good as an Imperial Porter, just OK as a Pumpkin ale.