kermis (10976) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Epic Brewing taproom, Denver. Pours clear amber brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of chocolate, oats, light spice, vegetables, toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
redtechnj (309) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance-Clear cherry brown with a thick, rich beige head. Long lasting head with excellent lacing.
Aroma-Toasted malt, caramel,spices
UDBeernut (2638) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark amber with moderate cinnamon and nutmeg. solid body holds up the spicing with pumpkin midway, moderate sweetness with roasted malt undertones.
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2013 At Keyaki as Pumpkin Porter. Dark brown, small golden head. Taste is pumpkin and spice, sweetness. Maybe little too sweet. Aroma is similar , lots of spicing. Bit of chocolate too, but not quite there for me.
Rerate: 22/10/13 Aroma is more bitter chocolate than pumpkin. Although is a bit fruity too. Tastes good. Quite interesting. Not so much pumpkin but it is lingering there which is quite welcome. Bit of sweetness, touch of booze, fruity too. Lightly spicy. Have to say, I prefer it this time. Obviously helps if you are not totally shit-faced.
wchesser (1896) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown. Not much on the nose, some roasted malt. Round mouthfeel with high carbonation. Spice is subdued, mostly nutmeg in taste, which I appreciate, but didn’t get any pumpkin really. Fair enough, but really just a spiced porter.
Chudwick (2818) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - pours near black with tan head. Nose is lactose. Sip introduces pumpkin. Thought it was a pumpkin beer with porter qualities, but it turned out to be a porter with pumpkin. Light roast bitterness.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Denver location. Pour is slightly hazy brown with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Roasty, pumpkiny, nutmeg, cinnamon, light cocoa, bready, and earthy aroma. Taste is big earthy pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice, pepper, brown sugar, and bready with roasty finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Decent pumpkin, but not my favorite.
theothermatt (286) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Epic - Denver. Pours pitch black. Slight lacing. Sweet pumpkin aroma, malt bitterness, and spice. Very malty forward then moving into spicy pumpkin. Not too much to overwhelm the rest of the beer. Very well balanced and really great Pumpkin beer.
Roonai (305) - - SEP 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by deyholla. i love a pumpkin porter and the time is finally here! kicking of the the season w this one- and im not mad about it! pours black with yellow cream head that dissipates. nose is that sweet spiced pumpkin that i love! taste is dryer but with a nuttiness and creamy mouthfeel. rich with spices but not cloyingly sweet.
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a combination of dry roasted malts and coffee with some sweet coffee, vanilla and marshmallow supported by a decent amount of spice. Flavor starts with roasted malts and sweet chocolate but has a bit of coffee, roasted malts and pumpkin pie towards the finish.