bpreo (1547) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The perfect Pumpkin beer, and easily one of the tastiest overall beers I have ever had. All the extra flavors (pumpkin, cacao, cinnamon) taste rich and natural. The Porter aspect of the beer is excellent, rough, tough, heavy, and ready. Single Batch only, so get it while you still can!
hayduke (3344) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. . This pours dark brown, nearly black, that raised a robust tan head and thick lacing rings. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Oh, yes, and hint of pumpkin. Medium in body. Mouthfeel has some bite. The flavor is chocolate and coffee, with a lot of spices, including nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Not much pumpkin. The finish is bitter and spicy. A pretty darn interesting beer.
Strykzone (4910) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This pours quite dark and has a nice tan head that leaves cool lacing that stays put. An aroma that offers big pumpkin along with cinnamon, nutmeg, and coffee. The flavor begins with coffee and cocoa and the feel is powdery. Spices emerge that are cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Pumpkin is there but, interestingly, it is nowhere nearly as prominent as in the aroma. later some hops are tasted and they add bitterness and sulfur. The final sip brought some brown sugar. I did not fall in love with this beer and, frankly, it was a little too much for me. However, I did love the complexity. And in general, the pumpkin worked well in a big porter.
harrymel (1499) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Supposedly this is a one time thing (or at least that’s how the label makes me feel)
Pours black with just a rim and scattered few tan bubbles. Smells richly of chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and ginger. I like the nose - it seems inviting and warm. The flavor is vastly deviated from the nose. Dry and bitter, with flavors of seeds, coffee (burnt), char, soil and ash. The flavor is a far cry from the nose - that is such a let down. Body is full with soft carb and an overall nice feel. Overall this beer had so much going for it, but fails to bring it together and drastically fails in the flavor department.
Serving type: bottle
brenn79 (1504) - Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle- Pours black with a two finger tan head that wants to stick around. Aroma is strong in pumpkin, chocolate hits more subtly, appealing. The taste is more of a blend of chocolate and pumpkin, cinnamon is noticeable as well. Body is thick and chewy, carbonation is medium. If you get a pumpkin porter this is what I look for, the roasted grains don’t over power the pumpkin and the beer as a whole is pretty delicious.
poisoneddwarf (1707) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Aroma is full of pumpkin pie spices, chocolate, candy root beer barrels, roasty, coffee. Pours a very dark brown to near black with a one-finger beige head with good retention. Taste is bittersweet with lots of black coffee and chocolate notes, followed by pie spices and a vegetal character that I assume is from the pumpkin. Mouthfeel is creamy and the body is not as full as I was expecting. Not bad.
Gription79 (2252) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to 5000. Notes of chocolate, spices, malty, roasted malts, ash. This is a bit harsh, maybe tannins from the spicing.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black and maintains a nice tan head all the way through. Pumpkin ice cream on the nose, thin body with nice spice finish. It’s a little filmy at times and ends a little sharp. A fine pumpkin beer.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Black with thin beige head. Aroma is pumpkin and chocolate. Very chocolaty flavour with a bit of spice. Light pumpkin edge to the malt and spice finish. Worth seeking out
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bailey’s in PDX. Huge webby mocha lace on a deep brown to black pour. Awesome lacing. Heavy pumpernickel and pumpkin spicy nose. Taste is dry, mildly soapy and quite hoppy. Very good. Dry, bitter. No sugar.
douglas88 (5925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the grocery store. Pours a deep black color with a medium brown milk shake head. Super spicy nose with chocolates. The flavor is likewise dominated by spices, especially cloves and allspice, some light pumpkin, cocoa, dusty bitter chocolate. Light roast. Leaves your lips with spices and cocoa powder. Quite nice. Very spicy but not distractingly so.