hayduke (4282) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a joint tasting with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. This brew poured a very dark brown with an attractive and long lasting tan head and good lacing rings. The nose shows the pumpkin for sure, but there is more with roasted malts and spices in the aroma. Medium to bold in body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is very rich and complex with the porter dominating unlike a lot of pumpkin beers and chocolate, coffee, vanilla, spices, and the finish is lingering and simply perfect.. I like the way the alcohol was hidden This is an outstanding beer.
Strykzone (6025) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We shared it together via facebook chat. This pours dark brown and sports a large beige head that has strong retention. The nose is pumpkin centered and is like a pumpkin pie. The flavor offers more of the porter. It brings chocolate over the top of the pumpkin. Some hops add spice and bitterness. Vanilla is nice here. This could be a pumpkin pie / chocolate pie mix with some hops and vanilla. Some fudge in the finish. This beer might be the best collaboration I have ever had. Just a solid beer.
pushkinwow (2432) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Brown light beige head. Nice pumpkin spice with a bit of nutmeg, bit of vegetable, some malt, brown sugar. Moderate body and carbonation, not too sweet, malty and pumpkin, becomes dry.
TimE (4533) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
over spiced, roasted malt. Med bodied, but not well balanced. Not bad, but far from expectations
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice dark brown porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a sweet chocolate with pumpkin spices. In mouth, a smooth chocolate malt with pumpkin spices, OK. On tap at Snallygaster DC, Oct. 13 2012.
Sammy (10326) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown coloured body with little head. Just spice, perhaps a touch of pumpkin in the finish. Roasted coffee taste. Decent drinkability. Spiced out, pumpkined out.And the spices could have been better.Medium mouthfeel. Liam’s bottle.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark brown color, almost opaque, nice mocha head.
Aroma of squash, roasted coffee and ash.
Dark chocolate covered raisins, sweet pumpkin and nutmeg.
Med-full body, medium bitterness, nice finish and overall coolness.
strongpieman (1635) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Excellent all around. Great complex flavors - pumpkin, chocolate and a little coffee. Full body, rich. Strong recommend.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with medium head. Aromas of pumpkin for sure with chocolate, vanilla, spices, maltiness. Taste is a rich chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves. A different pumpkin beer as the malts were the hero here. Actually I think this is my first pumpkin porter. Great finishing palate.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle via trade. Brown with a thick, foamy, light tan head. Aroma of ginger, cardamon, chocolate, pumpkin and brown bread. Flavor is doughy brown malt with some spices and light pumpkin. Medium body with average carbonation. Seems more like a brown ale base, but nice none the less.