brenn79 (1414) - Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, release #1- Pours black with red highlights in the light with a one finger light tan head. The aroma is pumpkin, not pumpkin spice, but the real thing, not much roastiness actually, pretty smooth and mellow. The taste is creamy and smooth, a nice pumpkin flavor, roasted malt, toasty, it has a little spice, but not full blown out pumpkin pie spices. I really dig this, much more than I thought I would, a nice way to kick off my infatuation of pumpkin beers around this season.
b33r (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with small light tan head and nice lacing. Aroma and flavor full of roasty malts and sweet fruitiness. Very different and balanced- pretty nice overall
jeffs515 (123) - Ogden, Utah, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is spice malty roasty and chocolate. Pours almost a black with creamy tan head. leaves a really nice lacing. Taste is vey chocolate with some spice not getting much pumpkin but leave a good taste. overall this is a great beer.
boFNjackson (4007) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured deep, dark, near pitch black with a thin moderate forming, light tan head that faded relatively quickly. Nice spicing on the nose. Hints of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, malt, and pumpkin. Tasted of worty malt sweetness, pumpkin, and pie spice. Some toasted sweetness and mild roast too. This was quite nice.
Blairgus (2363) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
29 sept 2012, bottle. Dark ruby, clear. Nose really reminds me of clove cigarettes, and burnt pie crust and slight pumpkin pie, and cloves. Thin/med body and slightly fizzy. Really tastes like clove cigarettes, burnt toast, slight pumpkin, orange zest. Nice and unique.
DrSilverworm (4766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared by Jay. Release #3, 7.5% ABV. Very interesting squashy pumpkin aroma, some chocolate, toasty malts. Nice, tasty flavor, with a good toasty light chocolatey light roasty pumpkin aftertaste. Vanilla note works well. Roasty bitter taste. Smooth, lighter carbonation, dry texture, lighter body. Great on the palate, and the gourdy squash flavor lasts long in the aftertaste, good to savor. Clear but dark brown color, good thin tan head leaves good lace. Awesome, I love a good pumpkin porter. A lot more interesting than the typical lighter-colored over-spiced imperial pumpkin ale.
JoeTheYounger (1123) - Claremont, California, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a keg on the Beers In Paradise Oktoberfest bus trip to Alpine Village. Dark pour into a plastic cup :( Aroma was pumpkin seeds, cinnamon. Taste was vanilla, some chocolate marshmallow, with a nice porter roasted finish.
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, batch #3, pours a deep brown with thick tan head. Aroma is very clean and yeasty with some spices. Flavor is richly malty with some clean yeast that gives it a classic porter taste, but then there is pumpkin pie spices and a little bit of hop fruitiness. Overall this is a very interesting brew I like the classic porter profile a nice pumpkin addition with some cool spice to it.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a deep brown hued, not quite black body with a very large, deep tan head. Tight carbonation, great lace and retention. Aromas of pumpkin seeds, chocolate, fresh baked bread, nutmeg, cinnamon, lightly vegital, clove, leather, lactose and graham cracker. Flavors are nutty and leathery with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, lactose/milk sugar, and chocolate. Malty, pine and a bit spicy. Pumpernickel. On the drier side of things for a big porter. Odd but pretty tasty. Medium carbonation, medium to slightly sweeter finish. Full bodied. Spiced fudge.
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Strong all spice and nutmeg notes. A touch of vanilla, some roasted malts, and a touch of anise. There is just a bit of chocolate and some toasted bread sweetness. Strong bitter chocolate flavor to this. Some hints of vanilla along with lots of nutmeg and all spice. Maybe a bit of burnt toast and roasted malt. Just a bit of caramel and marshmallow as the beer warms up.