BillKismet (3000) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at APEX, Portland - 06/11/12.
Mid black with a thin tan head, good lacing follows.
Nose of ripe fruit, stale farts, peas.
Tastes of chocolate, dark fruits, fish finger sandwich.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation and smooth on the palate.
TheEpeeist (2820) - 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.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - 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.
lushawn (2648) - 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.
LinusStick (2618) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A delicious beer. Aroma was fantastic. Deep rich dark chocolate, pumpkin spices and milk. Pour was a deep dark brown/near black with a one finger off white head. Taste was delicious. A great mix of chocolate, pumpkin and ginger. Tasted like a chocolate covered gingerbread cookie. Decent carbonation. Great surprise!
curly (2395) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of spice, chocolate and pumpkin. Taste has lots of chocolate malt sweetness with some spice. I just drank a pumking and this has nothing on the true pumpkin taste of that beer. In all fairness this is obviously a completely different style. I knew the dark malts would make the pumpkin less of the star in the beer. Very smooth, not overly sweet, some roasty bitterness. Actually more drinkable than the pumking since it’s got better texture and is more dynamic in flavor.
BOLTZ7555 (2378) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF! Really enjoyed this one. Extremely interesting. Definitely taste the pumpkin spice influence accompanied by dark rich chocolate, caramel, and toffee. The nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin sweetness add a nice complex finish. Creamy mouthfeel.
dimenhetfield (2354) - , Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into snifter. Another pumpkin beer I’ve been dying to try. I’ve never found pumpkin matched well in a stout, and this beer is no different. The malts are just too overpowering here, which takes away from any of the pumpkin flavor. That being, it’s still a pretty decent stout by itself. Buy it if it’s on the shelf but don’t trade away for it and expect to get blown away.
Beerdedone (2343) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of pumpkin spices, chocolate, cinnamon and coffee. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, cinnamon, subtle pumpkin and a hint of coffee.