pineypower (3048) - Ocean County, 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.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Sweet toasted malty flavor with a light spicy finish.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2011 Dark mahogany pour with tangerine edges and razor thin latte head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, and nutmeg. Nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee, pumpkin, and chocolate visit the palate. Nice seasonal that elicits the flavors of fall. Medium mouthfeel...interesting and enjoyable.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to whomever brought this beer to the Orange County Beer Society tasting.
this dark brown pour had flavors of roasted pumpkin & spices and was nice
mjg74 (2971) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Windy City. Release 12. #1169. Black in color. Nose is a big roasted coffee porter. Only a hint of pumpkin and spice. Big roasty porter up front. Slick mouthfeel. Long lingering roasty coffee finish. The spice is very subtle. Really good porter with mild pumpkin/spice attributes.
suprchunk (2949) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Smells like chocolate pumpkin pie. Taste is malty with some chalky spice-ness. Decent.
Maverick34 (2944) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 Oz. Dark brown small white head. Pumpkin spice malt aroma. Similar taste with some chocolate. Rather good.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with a half finger tanish head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with pumpkin pie spices and dark fruit. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Follows aroma. Mostly milk chocolate with hints of coffee in the finish. Something odd in there also, possibly roasted pumpkin. Pretty good.
unclemike (2871) - 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.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark caramel brown color with mahogany edges and a frothy, two finger beige head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing.
Slightly smokey dark malt aroma with an earthy, vegetal presence balancing out the roasted quality. Hints of chocolate, oatmeal and coffee bean countered by autumnal spice and pumpkin.
Medium bodied with a blast of autumnal spices up front that lingers over the roasted malt and sweet pumpkin into a dry finish. Lots of clove, cinnamon and brown sugar followed by the toasted dark malt notes. Hints of coffee, toast and oatmeal along with some silky chocolate malt before finishing with pumpkin and some nutmeg.
Overall this was an interesting experiment that is somewhat successful. It still has the roasted dark malt qualities of a porter with a subtle pumpkin presence. The spices are what really give it a seasonal feel. They are a bit heavy for my liking, overpowering the other notes a bit but this is still a pretty solid beer.