Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opened this bottle with a friend on Thanksgiving. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma is pumpkin, bread, vanilla, and fresh cookies. Moderate carbonation bolsters this beer, but thereís some slickness to it that detracts from it a bit. Finishes with a little snap of bubbles. Good flavor profile with obvious pumpkin, though itís not as bold as some in the style. It melds well with vanilla sweetness, milk chocolate, light coffee. Well-rounded flavors that arenít pronounced in any one area. A pleasant bounty of holiday flavors. A good pumpkin beer, that isnít a one-trick pony. A nice Thanksgiving treat.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into glass. Love pumpkin beers but this one was past itís prime. Has a nice spice/nutmeg thing going on but the pumpkin flavor has died off. Wanted to like it but just wished there was more pumpkin in there.
hayduke (4755) - 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 (6632) - 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 (2551) - 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 (4950) - 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 (12765) - 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 (11060) - 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. Liamís 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 (1648) - 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.