pushkinwow (1821) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Brown light beige head. Nice pumpkin spice with a bit of nutmeg, bit of vegetable, some malt, brown sugar. Moderate body and carbonation, not too sweet, malty and pumpkin, becomes dry.
TimE (2943) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
over spiced, roasted malt. Med bodied, but not well balanced. Not bad, but far from expectations
Lubiere (9320) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice dark brown porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a sweet chocolate with pumpkin spices. In mouth, a smooth chocolate malt with pumpkin spices, OK. On tap at Snallygaster DC, Oct. 13 2012.
Sammy (8032) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown coloured body with little head. Just spice, perhaps a touch of pumpkin in the finish. Roasted coffee taste. Decent drinkability. Spiced out, pumpkined out.And the spices could have been better.Medium mouthfeel. Liam’s bottle.
beerandbeyond (610) - ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark brown color, almost opaque, nice mocha head.
Aroma of squash, roasted coffee and ash.
Dark chocolate covered raisins, sweet pumpkin and nutmeg.
Med-full body, medium bitterness, nice finish and overall coolness.
strongpieman (1368) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Excellent all around. Great complex flavors - pumpkin, chocolate and a little coffee. Full body, rich. Strong recommend.
Westmeister (1449) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with medium head. Aromas of pumpkin for sure with chocolate, vanilla, spices, maltiness. Taste is a rich chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves. A different pumpkin beer as the malts were the hero here. Actually I think this is my first pumpkin porter. Great finishing palate.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle via trade. Brown with a thick, foamy, light tan head. Aroma of ginger, cardamon, chocolate, pumpkin and brown bread. Flavor is doughy brown malt with some spices and light pumpkin. Medium body with average carbonation. Seems more like a brown ale base, but nice none the less.
ADesenberg (468) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: nice, dark ruby brown color with a small tan head. Rich, sweet chocolate aroma. Flavor is nice... All porter but twisted in there is the wonderful pumpkin pie spiciness. This is a nice beer, Very unique in a tasty way.
Nuffield (3626) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pumpkin is a much better combination in a porter than in lighter styles, as the roasted, chocolate porter is a much better balancing force to the sometimes aching vegetal quality of the pumpkin. This beer comes across as extremely drinkable, with a moderate spiciness and moderate pumpkin pie flavor, but with a more dominant porter sensibility. It makes it interesting without being overwhelming. Reasonable palate, somewhat tingly without being fizzy. Very drinkable with little sense of its 8% abv. Bottle.