Arayaga2 (1754) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a light brown head. Aroma is mostly cinnamon, and same with thetaste, where it comes on spicy, and finishes with earthy pumpkin an roasy. $7/22
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, ginger, raisins, chocolate. So good. Best pumpkin beer i have had. Liquid pumpkin chocolate chip cookie.
mikedR (936) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful. Strong cinnamon aroma, which follows thru in flavor coupled with pumpkin, over a non-roasty stout base. Sweet. My only complaint, and it's minor, is that it is just a tad too sweet. Nevertheless an awesome pumpkin stout! B+/A-
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ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 2SP. Pours a deep black color with a finger of tan head that fades into a frothy ring with little lacing. Smells of roasted malts with semi-sweet chocolate and some notes of pumpkin spices that are subtle. Tastes of roasted malts and cocoa, with some light pumpkin and spices.
Medium to thick body with low carbonation.
zoucrew102 (376) - - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Strong spicy aroma including cinnamon then chocolate followed by a bit of pumpkin. Pours black with thin medium brown head. Strong chocolate flavor to start followed by cinnamon. Don't taste a lot of the pumpkin initially. Finishes quite smooth with a long lingering finish that does include pumpkin.
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Ferris (2026) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pumpkin, cinnamon and roasted malts, with a bit of bitter chocolate. Jet black with a thin brown head. Roasted malts, chocolate and a sweetness that I believe is coming from the pumpkin. The stout is great, but does mask most of the pumpkin flavor. Nice long finish where the pumpkin does reappear.
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought I was going to like this more than I did but it was still very good. I was expecting more of a pumpkin beer but it is more like a sweet stout than anything.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
THOUGHTS: Very nice spiced stout. Just a so, so pumpkin beer. If you want a great beer get this, but if you are craving a pumpkin ale, skip it. Lots of chocolate.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured an opaque black with a large, light brown head that kept a nice sheet and left excellent lacing. The aroma was a little weak, but contained moderate milk and dark chocolate, sour coffee, cocoa, and hot chocolate powder; lighter roasted malt; hints of soy sauce; slight cinnamon; sour pumpkin; and all sorts of chocolate. The initial flavor was ever so slightly sweet and slightly sour and bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet, acidic and sour, and moderately bitter with an average duration. There was chocolate, roasted malt, sour coffee, hints of sour pumpkin, cocoa, subtle cinnamon, more chocolate, some dark fruit, hints of soy sauce, and maybe slight licorice. The medium body was silky with soft but lightly tingly carbonation and a slightly astringent finish.
sulawang (544) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours supa-dark coffee brown with almost no head and thin ringed retention with a bit lacing, not much visible activity. Oh so dark malts and light coffee on the nose.
Attack: thick dark malts right up front
Mid-palate: 9/10-malty sweetness kicks in, chocolate, coffee, light fizzy, DISTINCT pumpkin flavour (EXCEPTIONAL!), cinnamon, red raisin
Finish: creamy, med-heavy coffee bittersweet, strong lingering roast coffee bitterness
Exactly as advertised - distinguishable pumpkin flavour with an intense and full-bodied stout backbone. Lots going on and excellently crafted.
snoworsummer (1609) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bomber. Pours very dark brown with light brown head. Medium body and light carbonation. Smells slightly sweet like prunes, chocolate, caramel. Tastes like herbs, root vegetables, spices. Slightly bitter and slightly sour.