Jesterdeal (1478) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of overripe pumpkin, chocolate, and nutmeg. Pours deep brown with slight head. Taste is strong squash pumpkin with a roasty dirt aftertaste. Solid and dark. Could be sweeter.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from spirits crossroads. Pours out dark brown/ almost blck with a small tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, some pumpkin spices, vanilla and light roast. Taste is complex and well balanced, roasted pumpkin, spices, chocolate, light coffee. Nice beer.
HopHeadinAZ (179) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a clear brown dark with a medium tan head. The nose is chocolate with some nutmeg or allspice. The taste shows some pumpkin with nice maltiness. The mouthfeel is well balanced with a nice medium mouthfeel. This is a nicely balanced beer
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This had a body that really undid all the good flavour work. Big bold chocolate, vanilla, wood and pumpkin nose. Similar flavours, but the mouthfeel is weak, oily and baseless.
KyotoLefty (5593) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Nose of pumpkin pie, spices: cinnamon and nutmeg, plus pumpkin, caramel. Flavors pretty much the same, very much like pumpkin pie with chocolate and caramel. Nice, a bit over the top. And not what I would do.
maekchu (1469) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Thanks to Albert of AQ. Good coffee nose, with pumpkin and spice. Very spicy initial flavor; mid palate has chocolate; finish lets the chocolate develop more. Thin-medium body. I hate pumpkin pie, but I like this.
nuplastikk (3831) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber. Deep brown-black body, big beige head holds steady. This is definitely one of my favorite pumpkin beers, though it has more of a chocolate character truthfully. Delightfully mellow and fluffy on the palate, no harsh alcohol tones to speak of. Caramel chocolate covered pumpkin, with some nice spices to balance it out. Really sublime and excellent.
Darwenus (451) - Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with rust/orange highlights and a medium head that leaves a little lacing. The aroma is where the pumpkin comes through, and only mildly. The taste is vanilla, coffee, kind of a slight Dr. Pepper kind of thing going on, and a little bit of bite at the end. It isn’t a bad beer, but I won’t have it again.
penstemon (92) - - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a small tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon. Taste of cocoa powder, more cinnamon and pumpkin, nutmeg, roasted malt, hints of molasses and cola. Finishes pretty dry. The squash flavor is subtle, and this beer is really dominated by the roasty dark chocolate and spice notes. Well done.
Brouwerij (722) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into pint glass, forms one finger of light tan head than dissipates after several minutes. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and roasted malts. Taste is sweet. A pleasant combination of spice and pumpkin upfront. Transitions to flavors of toasted malt and chocolate. Moderate body and carbonation give it a pleasant mouthfeel, smooth finish. Does a good job of masking the alcohol. Overall, a drinkable and delicious pumpkin porter.