Westmeister (1441) - 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.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Poured on December 16th, 2011. Split with BR.
Appearance:Pours a dark brown.
Aroma: Aroma is malty and pumpkiny, quite nice.
Taste: Taste really leans towards a nice porter with some sweetness from the pumpkin.
Palate:Medium body, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: A really nice differentiation of a pumpkin beer, being a porter. I enjoyed this.
brenn79 (1411) - Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, release #1- Pours black with red highlights in the light with a one finger light tan head. The aroma is pumpkin, not pumpkin spice, but the real thing, not much roastiness actually, pretty smooth and mellow. The taste is creamy and smooth, a nice pumpkin flavor, roasted malt, toasty, it has a little spice, but not full blown out pumpkin pie spices. I really dig this, much more than I thought I would, a nice way to kick off my infatuation of pumpkin beers around this season.
UDBeernut (1408) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark amber with moderate cinnamon and nutmeg. solid body holds up the spicing with pumpkin midway, moderate sweetness with roasted malt undertones.
ContemplateBeer (1406) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Cocoa powder with fudge brownie, light smoke, no pumpkin apparent. Appearance: Dark brown with light, bubbly tan head. Flavor: Matches the nose up front, but brings in some nice, natural pumpkin as the finish draws closer. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, astringent finish. Overall: Turned out nice in the end, but would have liked a bit more pumpkin in the nose, and in the brew overall.
strongpieman (1362) - 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.
jmikolich (1352) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a pumpkin porter, now that I have to try, shared by Brigadier (Thanks), this beer looks awesome, slightly opaque with a reddish hue it looks sweet but the taste is dominated by the roast of the coffee only with a subtle pumpkin/gourd flavor occasionally peaking through.. easy to drink though and certainly a cool style
Lowe1983 (1319) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, slight roasted malts, and just a hint of pumpkin. More pumpkin and nutmeg coming out on the flavor of this beer. Finishes with some chocolate and roasted malts on the finish. Pleasantly surprised.
lamas (1308) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Release #1. A deep mahogany pour with a thick & smooth khaki head. A pleasing aroma of cocoa, caramel, roasty coffee, woodsiness, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and some light cloves. Medium-bodied and smooth on the way down. Caramel and some creamy vanilla qualities upfront in the taste. Dark chocolate and roasted coffee follows. A tad sour at the end. A mildly bitter finish. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and a touch of pumpkin throughout. There is a presence of warming alcohol that intensifies as the beer gets to room temperature. VERY nicely done! Now get this bad boy released when it counts...
CheersMate (1298) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle form Beaumont Market. Dark brown appearance;; it’s nearly black. Head was fine at first, but it receded into a thin and wispy little fucker. Roasted pumpkin, with lots of cinnamon hitting my nostrils. The vanilla is complimentary. The pumpkin they used in the mash is really coming through. I appreciate the aroma of actual pumpkin. Not tons of nutmeg and cinnamon, with a bit of pumpkin, that masks the true flavor/aroma of pumpkin. Slightly earthy. Taste is earthy pumpkin flavor, with a tiny bit of cinnamon and vanilla. The unique pumpkin (which is SLIGHTLY sour at times) hits the taste buds exactly the way I was hoping. A nice subtle texture, that could be backed up by a better body, carries the pumpkin flavor through well enough. A great pumpkin beer, with an actual pumpkin flavor.