reggiedunlop (3539) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a thick lt mocha head...great lacing and retention. Aroma has some roastiness and spice...pumpkin pie spices...a bit of carmelized sugar. Flavor is pumpkin pie with roasty and burnt notes...burnt notes are too dominant. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is spicy and burnt...dry and lingering.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep burnt brown sugar in color, not quite as dark as others, moderate foamy tannish head, fairly nice lacing.   Roasted malt nose, underlying spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.   Smells fairly inviting.   Sweet roastiness up front, followed by quite a bit of spices.   Comes quickly, but also exits quickly.   Picking up soft cinnamon, nutmeg, sweetened butternut squash, with some very minor lingering clove.   Slightly dry on the exit.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Seems fairly well balanced, albeit I dont get a lot of chocolate or vanilla on the nose, I do get some pumpkin pie, crust, and whipped cream.   Not a robust Porter by any means, but the roastiness compliments the spices.   The finish very much reminds me of a little creme brulee with pumpkin pie.   I almost wished it were a bit heavier, meatier, but then again it could easily be cloying.   As is its very enjoyable and easily one of the better Pumpkin like Porters out there.   Thanks Dallas for the bottle!
alexsdad06 (7466) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a large creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor make a lot of sense after reading the deScription. Roasted malts and chocolate from the base porter. Fleshy pumpkin with the requisite spices found in a pumpkin beer. These are married without one dominating the other. Some vanilla works in with a smooth mouth feel. Pretty nice.
unclemike (2687) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
slightly cloudy orange with some floaters under a small white head. heavily spiced(cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) pumpkin aroma. flavors are the same. light bodied. flavors are less potent than the nice aroma.
ben4321 (5089) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 5/25/12
Aroma: It has a nose of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla.
Appearance: This one pours a brownish color with a small head and some drippy lacing.
Flavor: It starts off with some sweetness from the chocolate, caramel, and vanilla, which works nicely alongside the pumpkin spice. Eventually the sweetness and spice is rounded out nicely by a roasted finish.
Palate: The body medium, it is fairly creamy, with a smooth, flowing mouthfeel, and a soft carbonation.
I thought this one was quite good (and also felt fairly unique). There was quite a bit going on, but it all worked well together, and it didn’t really feel at all muddled to me. The flavors all really just worked well together. This turned out to be quite a nice collaboration.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky redish brown with a finger of light brown head. Minimal lacing/beading.
Very malty on the nose - definite nutmeg, pumpkin, squash, some cinnamon, caramel, quite a bit going on here.
Tasty stuff. Usually this style is restricted to the autumn months and it is refreshing to get this robust profile in early May. Full bodied, obvious spice, yet approachable. Some bright fruits linger on the afertaste.
Overall, this is a style that, honestly, I wish had a year round presence. I can see why people confine it too a certain season though as it definitely fits the bill.
Errl (2328) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Thanks to thirdeye11) Pour is a caramel color..Nose is spice, pumpkin, caramel, chocolate, vanilla...Taste is spicy, Pumpkin, caramel, coffee, roast..Palate is bold and complex.
tia (1433) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ SF. Fairly dark with foamy cream head. Smells lightly roasty and sour. Roasty sweet. Watery round.
Butters (3991) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled at Slutfest 3. Clear brown pour with goo ring of tan head. Good dirt almost burnt flavor. Don’t get the vanilla at all. not bad.
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Lowe1983. Pours a very dark red brown with a medium sized tan/brown head. Aroma of pumpkin, spice, and light roasted malts. Flavor of roasted pumpkin, malts, and sugar/vanilla. Pretty good.