ContemplateBeer (1973) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Cocoa powder with fudge brownie, light smoke, no pumpkin apparent. Appearance: Dark brown with light, bubbly tan head. Flavor: Matches the nose up front, but brings in some nice, natural pumpkin as the finish draws closer. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, astringent finish. Overall: Turned out nice in the end, but would have liked a bit more pumpkin in the nose, and in the brew overall.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours brown with deep red hues and a tan head. Smells very chocolatey. Has a good vegetative taste to it, slight bitterness, almost a slight sourness. Slight burnt taste. Good. Nothing too impressive but good.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Beautiful dark brown/mahogany color with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt sweetness with pumpkin and spices, but not overwhelming. Pumpkin malt sweetness in flavor that lingers in the finish. Solid pumpkin beer for sure.
sonnycheeba (4920) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by beerandblues2. Pours opaque black with frothy beige head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, coffee, earthy hops, pumpkin, spices, and light toffee. Flavor is solid roast malt base with supporting dark fruit esters, light chocolate, earthy hops, and light coffee; dry finish with just the right amount of ash. Full body and medium carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (11978) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark black, nearly opaque with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and toast malt, dates, earthy hops, cinnamon and vanilla. Flavor is malt forward, light hops and bitterness, pumpkin, nutmeg and cloves with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Dacrza (819) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: October 26, 2013... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick... OCCASION: offering PSU some comeback inspiration... APPEARANCE: jet black body; oatmeal-thick brown head; lacing is uneven but thick as well... AROMA: crisp, candied flavor; toasted nut and oat undergird thee spiciness that is as much holiday as mischief night...PALATE: slightly warming, medium-bodied and drinkable--the IMPERIAL aspect is so subtle one quickly/nervously sips...TASTE: pumpkin, apple, peat and an odd funk of medicinal/plastic bottle vodka that takes the rating down a click--still big and old...OVERALL: of the handful of fall bombers I bought, this dares to blend the fall and winter seasons, and it does so deftly; a powerful punch of alcohol by the bottle’s end only endears the drink more...more the Galloping Hessian than the Great Pumpkin, in terms of its substance and strength...
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with a cream head. Hints of spicy chocolate with pumpkin and vanilla. Good pumpkin porter, interesting beer.
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anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Epic Brewing Denver Taproom, Denver, CO. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty spicy pumpkin aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty spicy pumpkin chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy pumpkin and chocolate finish.
vtafro (6418) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
#2100. Draft. Brune pour with tan head. No aroma to speak of. Some chocolate and vanilla, taste artificial, and pumpkin flavors. Not so epic.
MadRobin (2768) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring for almost a year.
Opaque, brown-black with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of pumpkin fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, allspice and mild nutmeg.
Taste of milk chocolate, toffee, vanilla, sweet roasted malt, pumpkin fruit, light molasses and a modicum of pumpkin pie spices.
Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization.
The fruit and chocolate malt come through strong and work very well together. The spices you'd expect in a pumpkin ale are quite subdued--perhaps as a result of the aging and perhaps for the better. The is a delicious ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone