mjmcend (209) - USA - APR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy aroma with some distinct alcohol notes. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Flavors of roasted and burnt malts, very light pumpkin and some sweetness like canned pumpkin pie filling.
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is of pumpkin, spice, malt, and chocolate. Taste is of pumpkin and spice. There is chocolate in it as well, which was a little surprising. Malt backbone evens the brew out. Has a sharp alcohol presence. Very light bodied and easy drinking. Lingering spice taste. As far as pumpkin beers go, this was a solid one.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks to KFInn!!! - Pours thick and almost black with a small tan head...aroma is roast and bitter cocoa, definite pleasant squash presence, very little spice at all...flavour is similar, bitter chocolate, pumpkin, dk malt...still almost no spice with in my opinion is a terrific change from most other pumpkin brews, just roasted goodness and a nice vegetal presence...finish is a lingering coffee/anise/cocoa trifecta with some residual char bitterness...this rocked!
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a light brown creamy head and a nice lace. Aroma is mostly cinnamon and chocolate, with some nuttiness and dried fruits. Flavor is chocolate, roast, cinnamon, and nuts. Full bodied with smooth, moderate carbonation.
5000 (5600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Black, large beige head, foamy, sticky lacing.   Soft spicy nose, nutmeg, cinnamon, with underlying roasted malts and lactose.   Spicy on the tongue, aformentioned spices, a little pumkin and roasted malts.   Good balance.   A little tart and a little sweet.   Underlying Stout isn’t that big.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Tiz fairly smooth.   Spiciness lingers, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin spices.   Lingering sweetness.   More of a spiced beer than a stout.   However it is very welcomed.   Not too many do this style, which makes it all the more intriguing.
JoeTheYounger (1113) - Claremont, California, USA - DEC 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trade bottle from DA. Poured a dark brown with bubbly toasted brown head. Aroma was cinnamon with hints of chocolate and pumpkin. Taste was chocolate, nutty, and roasty. Pallet was medium and silky. Overall very enjoyable. I was expecting more pumpkin taste though.
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a very dark brown color with a big tan head. Aroma was very dark roasted malts, some chcol;ate, and pumpkin flesh. Flavor was thick and dark roasted malts, some sweet chocolate and espresso, and a nice pumpkin flesh taste on the finish, not artificial spices here at all.
savnac (2353) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Eric. Pours black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is dark roasted grains, vanilla and a very light pumpkin. The flavor is all stout, roasted bittersweet chocolate, the pumpkin is very faint and more of just a bit of vegetable taste. Full body with mild carbonation and a thick mouth feel. This is a great stout, the pumpkin is very faint, still a solid beer. Thanks again Eric.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a VERY dark brown with a coffee colored head. Aroma: Roasted malt with just a whiff of pumpkin. Flavor: Same as the aroma, with a sweet finish. The pumpkin flavor isn’t over-bearing at all.
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of 5000, thanks Andre!
Poured a deep black with a small, short lived tan head. The aroma was overwhelming chocolate and heavy malts. The taste is pretty good. The initial taste is sweet and consists of cinammon. This changes to a deep chocolate and heavy malt taste. Carbonation was medium and the beer laced the entire glass. A very good adaptation to the pumpkin beers that I am used to.