Ed5388 (2410) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber shared by JohnGonk. Pours a dark brown/almost black color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of pumpkin pie filling, roasted malt, sweet caramel, and light floral hop notes. Taste is of old chocolate bars, roasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and hints of ash.
Gription79 (2409) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber
As pumpkin beers go this is not bad. It was loaded with spices, there was also some vanilla, chocolate, earthy notes. I would have enjoyed this beer more if the spices were restrained a little, but overall a good beer.
umich03jm (2405) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a small foamy head that lingers nicely. Aroma is pumpkin pie spices with some light roastiness and chocolate. Taste is smooth and creamy. Nice balance of lightly roasted coffee, chocolate, and pumpkin pie spices. Thin to medium body, very smooth and easy drink, nice creaminess. Really good pumpkin porter.
unclemike (2403) - 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.
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.
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.
Chudwick (2296) - 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.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Black pour with an off white head. Aroma is roast and chocolate. Coffee, vanilla and marshmallow in the flavour. There is very little pumpkin. Finish is coffee and vanilla.
jcartamdg (2280) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, malt, pumpkin and spice. Taste is malty, vanilla, pumpkin and spice. Average pumpkin beer
MadRobin (2227) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring for almost a year.
Opaque, brown-black with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of pumpkin fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, allspice and mild nutmeg.
Taste of milk chocolate, toffee, vanilla, sweet roasted malt, pumpkin fruit, light molasses and a modicum of pumpkin pie spices.
Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization.
The fruit and chocolate malt come through strong and work very well together. The spices you'd expect in a pumpkin ale are quite subdued--perhaps as a result of the aging and perhaps for the better. The is a delicious ale.
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