GnarlyGnome (798) - Fairfield, 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 (3836) - 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.
KegOstertag (92) - - NOV 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into glass from 22 oz bottle. Aroma- awful. Smell likes wet dog or pee. Appearance- dark auburn with stoutlike frothy head. Taste- tastes like dirt or leaves in a good way. Doesnt take like beer but a thin mud liquid. Palate- same as above. Very earthy aftertaste. Overall- one of the most unique beers i have had. Pretty good and interesting on occasion. Rating could be higher as 3.2
Monalovesbeer (21) - - NOV 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark coffee color. Sweet maple aroma. Tastes like grass and chocolate. Strange but not bad.
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Jesterdeal (1985) - 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 (2736) - 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 (180) - 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 (2345) - 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 (7565) - 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 (2733) - 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.