SHIG (3282) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to IBrew2or3: Poured a black color with a brown head. Aroma is a mix of spices, pumpkin, and roasted malts. Taste is very festive with spicy pumpkin and yet has roasted chocolate to give it that stout blend. Very interesting brew!
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Elysian Brewing Company. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is really nice with some cinnamon and pumpkin up front before a good amount of dark chocolates and roasts come in. Touches of vanilla and coffee as well. Flavor is similar. Pumpkin, vanilla, and a nice cinnamon note that is well balanced with plenty of chocolate and a nice roast backing. Finishes rich and chocolatey with a bunch of roasts and a nice pumpkin and cinnamon spice. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium-full body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a really well done and tasty stout. Plenty of chocolates and roasts with a nice pumpkin and cinnamon spice. Great beer.
LilBeerDoctor (3230) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours black with a small ring of light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and smoke. Flavor of light chalkiness, bitter chocolate, and sweet roasted malt. Light bodied. Similar to Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout--just sort of an average stout--except that there was really no pumpkin presence.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012 Tap at Blind Tiger. Up until this night I’d thought pumpkin beers were pretty much all crap. But first I had the Allagash Pumpkin, and loved it... then I had this, and it was unquestionably just as delicious, so I had to stick it right up there with the Allagash, and later the Elysian Pumpkin Scottish Ale. These guys don’t mess around with their Pumpkin beers!
This beer was a deep black with good head. Flavor has an awesome, clean coffee, roast with minor pumpkin pie spices. Not too complex but very delicious. Aroma is big coffee and well balanced. Really sessionable, and just perfectly made.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Elysian Fields. Pours a very dark chocolate-brown color with thin orange edges; creamy, light-tan head with persistent fine-bubbled lacing; nice pour. Pumpkin, cocoa, and toasted marshmallows in the aroma; nice and chocolatey and lightly spiced. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: cinnamon, cocoa, and milk chocolate / coffee upfront; carefully spiced, creamy stout core; lightly drinkable; toasted marshmallow and cream. Lengthy finish: light cocoa, chocolate, coffee and light bitterness.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black,tan head.Great nose of cinnamon toast.Somewhat thin palate of pumpkin & light spice.Sweet,with alcohol notes.Roast bitterness in finish
BillKismet (3167) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 11-19-06Dark porter/stout appearance w. an easy cream head. Mild, nearly indiscernable sweetish hop/malt mix w. a light roastiness. Not much, if anything, in the way of pumpkin. Mildly roasted taste, a medium-bodied stout.
10-21-07 - Deep chocolate note. Nice roast barley and chocolate malt emphasis. A fine stout, albeit pumpkin is undetectable.
TheEpeeist (3057) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a frothy tan head. Nose is caramel, pumpkin and cinnamon with hints of red wine. Creamy medium body with a tang and a buzz. Taste is black coffee, mild chocolate and molasses, earthy pumpkin and cinnamon stick. As it warms the roasted seeds come out adding a smoky, nutty note. A nice change of pace from the usual over sweet spice brews but maybe too much on the dark side.
Loineshawn (3011) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to ruddbudd. aroma is nice potent spice cinnamon, toasted pumpkin seeds, milk sugar. taste is creamy milk chocolate, some pleasant roast, milk duds, sweet pumpkin. clean. well made. dry. tasty. real nice.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a very dark brown with a frothy dark tan head. The nose reminds me of over baked pumpkin bread. The flavor has some dark, roasted malt notes paired up with a pumpkin pie. Full bodied with a lingering finish. One of the best pumpkin beers I had this year.