puboflyons (1821) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 2011 series. It pours a deep dark brown with a foamy head that diminishes quicker than I expected although it leaves a fine ring. The aroma is exquisite with dark malts, smoke, and pumpkin spice. Extremely enticing. The body is about medium and quite smooth. The taste is bold with dark sweetened smoke, decent bitterness, and pumpkin spice. It ends sharp. This is very nice.
redtechnj (183) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance- Deep black with a fluffy brown head. Moderate lasting head with little lacing.
Aroma- Chocolate, pumpkin pie spices, caramel,roasted malts.
Taste- Roasted malts and dark chocolate are the dominate flavors with background notes of pumpkin and spices.
A very nice fall pumpkin beer for stout lovers.
BroSpud (1581) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Julio’s during a beer tasting festival. Dark pour with a tan head. Pretty tasty though did not detect much pumpkin and was a tad sweeter than I usually like.
halfonit (1117) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color. Aroma is of malts, some chocolate, and some roastiness. Flavor is pretty similar. Not really any pumpkin present. Leaves a roasty chocolate and nut finish. This is more of a brown ale than a stout.
VTHopHead (1492) - Barre, Vermont, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at The Great Lost Bear - Pours a dark black/brown in color with a small tan head. Aroma contains the typical pumpkin spices, but little pumpkin. Some of the dark roasted malts... mild chocolate and coffee. Some of the pumpkin flavor appears in the tasting along with roasted malts, mild chocolate and hints of coffee. Plenty of spices to go along with all of that. Finish is lingering with mild chocolate, pumpkin spices and some bitterness... from some hops or the dark malts or even the spices. I liked this one...
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent stout but I’m not getting much pumpkin. The aroma is malty and smoky with some booze. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. The flavor has the malt and smoke and a nice warming burn but where is the pumpkin?
williamstome (680) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour. aroma is pumpkin and malt. flavor is pumpkin and nuts and chocolate.
boFNjackson (4004) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured near black with a light tan head. I got a lot of spice here, especially nutmeg. Some dark roasted malt, little bit of sweetness and pie crust.
thornecb (4104) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Pumpkin and nutmeg aromas. Medium bodied with sweet chocolate upfront turning to pumpkin before the lasting spiced espresso finish.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Pumpkin pie and spicy aroma with some lightly roasted malts. The flavor is more roasty than the aroma, with lighter pumpkin pie spices and light chocolate. Good stuff.