NikkTwist (2770) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Moriartys. Opaque pitch brown pour with a thin ring of off-white foam. Minimal lace. Nice that the dark stout malts take precedence over mild pumpkinish flavors (feels like squash). Some spice (cinnamon, nutmeg) but not the full-on Pumpkin Pie Spice notes. Definitely liquorice and light molasses in there as well. I appreciate the fact that this actually feels like effort was placed here to make this a stout and not just a stereotypical pumpkin stout - which is ironic given the name.
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from City Swiggers, New York, NY. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Sweet, pumpkin, spice aroma. Tastes similar, pumpkin, spice, really quite sweet.
BREWMUSKCLES (2566) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hidden alcohol. smooth evaporated milk smooth and sweet with a touch of the gourd and the caramel aspect of a good porter. whatís not to love ? easy on the spice.
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a fairly thick tan head. Rich aroma of roast malts, chocolate, and a hint of pumpkin. The flavor has more pumpkin and spice (mainly cinnamon and nutmeg). More stout than pumpkin beer, and an interesting and enjoyable brew.
SG111 (1295) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is cinnamon and pumpkin primarily with a hint of something else. Maybe nutmeg? Flavor is some cinnamon and pumpkin spice up front with a pretty robust malty character that youdí expect from a stout. I think it balances it well but the flavor is really only slightly pumpkin spices. No big pumpkin flavors jump out, itís also not super balanced. Itís an ok pumpkin stout, but it also has a mouthfeel and carbonation like a porter to me. Ok, nothing exceptional, but not bad.
e303 (286) - - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fishermans Pumpkin Stout bottle to Nonic pint. Really nice pumpkin beer. Great pie like aroma, lite sweetness, great balance.
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generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body has very dark brown, nearly black color with a small white head on top. In no time the small head is reduced to just a wispy thin layer of off white foam. Lacing is next to nothing with just a few slick spots of lace. The aroma is that of a basic stout, dark roasted maltiness, with some modest pumpkin flesh notes and hints of spice. There is a nice light cinnamon and nutmeg spice blended into a nice roasty/toasty stout base. Pumpkin notes are also present but subdued. The overall feel was medium bodied and a little bit light and very drinkable.
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle into a wine glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a one finger khaki shade with surprisingly good retention. Good rings of lacing are left on the glass, too.
S: Smells like a pumpkin ale. Itís reasonably well-spiced, but not extraordinarily so. I also pick up a little bit of caramel sweetness. Not much stout qualities come through, though, and thatís a bit of a problem.
T: Again, this is supposed to be a pumpkin stout, so whereís the stout part? I pick up mostly opening cinnamon/nutmeg with a touch of finishing caramel. Having said that, I actually get a touch of actual gourd character - and thatís pretty rare in a pumpkin ale (weird, eh?) Itís a bit imbalanced in terms of how the spice character overpowers the malt flavors, also.
M: The only suggestion that this is a stout is in the mouthfeel, which is both creamy on the front end and mildly dry on the back end. Carbonation is a bit high for the style, though. It really has a wonderful feel, but the thickness doesnít do the drinkability any favors.
O: This is just another pumpkin ale Iím not terribly enthused by, and the stout part is a letdown. However, itís not bad - it feels great in the mouth and isnít undrinkable. Itís just kind of boring is all. Worth trying, but I wonít buy again.
puboflyons (3121) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Pumpkin ales and stouts together usually make me very happy and this is no exception. The pour is jet black with a tan head and decent lacing. The aroma is both subtle but forward with its pumpkin spice, dark baked malts, yeast note, and dark fruit. Great marks for how it smells! The body is medium. Oh those dark malts and pumpkin spices really kick in on the taste with this very unique roasty-toasty character. How did I miss this one before now?
Travlr (21644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Brownish maroon color, medium off white head. Aroma of spice, coffee. Taste is roasty coffee, light spice.