holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Adam’s fine wedding. Sweet smoky pumpkin filling aroma. Some of those pumpkin spices in the flavor. Light roasted tartness that’s odd. A little acidic. Harsh. The flavors don’t match the aroma. Ok. 7/3/7/3/15
thedm (4974) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2015 On tap at El Azteca restaurant. Poured a small brown head of fine to medium sized long lasting bubbles. The aroma contained notes of brown malt and mild spices. The body was an opaque brown and had a fair lacing. The flavor contained notes of mild vinous weak brown malt, licorice and spices. Overall it is a decent pumpkin ale that is slightly different from the norm.
arminjewell (6757) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with off white head,aroma brought roast, coffee, cinnamon, some yeast into a bit of pumpkin, slight cocoa as well. Taste is a mix of cocoa, roast, some spice with cinnamon, nutmeg, hints of earth, finishing sweet, spicy.
boxofrane (2274) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours hazy brown with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has tons of cinnamon. The taste has pumpkin and spices.
jmagnus87 (2746) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. From notes. Roasty with notes of slight pumpkin pie spices and decent dark chocolate hints. Pretty good.
troyc (2585) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Sampled at the brewpub. Opaque black pour with a light brown colored head. Hearty aroma of pumpkin pie spices, syrupy molasses and heavy ginger. Taste has a more mellowed spice profile, with dark and roasty malts becoming more upfront. Lingering chocolate and licorice notes mix with ginger. Nice complexity. Tasting notes from 11/2011.
rubbishystuff (1901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Bangers and Lace. I kind of liked it although the flavors and aromas were all over the place. I almost missed the pumpkin and spices. Thin palate. Serving: Tap
crossovert (8220) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not huge on the spices, very pie crusty with a porter lingernig in the backgorund with pumkin.
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark pour small tan head. Sweet pumpkin aroma rotated fruit cardamon nutmeg vegitile. Average pal. Flavor is over roasted like roast malt fighting with pumpkin. Lacks balance.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Stubby’s. Ruby brown with a thin an head. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, spices and light caramel. Taste is spicy with pumpkin spices, caramel and coffee.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Chicago Beer Fest ’12. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is nice with a good amount pumpkin, chocolate, roasts, and a light spicing. Touches of vanilla in there as well. Flavor is similar. Roasts stand out a little more with all the pumpkin, rich chocolates, and light spicing. Finishes dry with some roasts and a light bitterness as well as some pumpkin and chocolate. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light, smooth body and a creamy, medium-light carbonation. Overall, a pretty well balanced and tasty Pumpkin Porter. A tad thin, but enjoyable nonetheless.