jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle. Dark brown with red highlights and a small beige head. Mild pumpkin spice aroma(nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar) along with some roasted notes and a bit of chocolate. Lightly bitter roasted malt flavor works well with the sweet spices. The pumpkin spice flavors start to realy emerge as the beer warms. Pretty tasty.
Dogbrick (9824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 017: Pumpkin-tastic 02 on 10/13/2014. Opaque dark brown color with a medium foamy beige head tghat dissipates steadily. Mall patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, nutmeg and caramel. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, pumpkin pie spices and slight chocolate. The finish is roasted malt and nutmeg. Decent overall.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1002) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 centimeter of fine, tan head which fades in 30 seconds to a ring. Black with glints of brown-red at the very edges. Aroma of pumpkin pie and a bit of roast (burnt coffee, toast.) Some dark coco. Body is watery, moderate, fat carbonation with little-to-medium burn. Lots of pumpkin, some nutmeg, general spice, mild coco. Dusty grain. Overall, a neat pumpkin stout, but disappointing in that it lacks the richness and body of a satisfying stout of any sort (unless your into more of a weak Irish variety.) I wish it went all the way, my palate is aching for more intensity.
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 (637) - 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 youd’ 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, it’s also not super balanced. It’s an ok pumpkin stout, but it also has a mouthfeel and carbonation like a porter to me. Ok, nothing exceptional, but not bad.
TaktikMTL (6483) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie au coût de 1,40$. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de muscade. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices à citrouille et de céréales grillées. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement épicé. (Rating #5890)
evergreen0199 (2518) - 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.
e303 (280) - - 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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nearbeer (4291) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap. Ebony but uncloudy body has a thin creamy disc of bubbles on top. Nose of earthy pumpkin, cocoa and spices. Tastes of dark chocolate, pumpkin and nutmeg. Medium body is well balanced and has a smooth medium carbonation.
BREWMUSKCLES (2422) - 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. what’s not to love ? easy on the spice.
NikkTwist (2091) - 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.