portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (release #4). Pours dark brown and looks black once in the glass and shows a soapy off white head thad fades to a film and soapy collar with spotty lacing. Aroma is strong pumpkin spice and roasted malt and faint coffee. Taste is a good solid mix of coffee and coco with pumpkin all around as well as a good bitterness throughout. Palate is medium and chalky with a dry finish. Really nice brew, Just wish the palate was a little more full and creamy.
MadRobin (1903) - 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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tomthompson89 (1902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown/black pour. Nose is dark malts some booze. Flavour is inky not a ton of pumpkin, kinda clovey... Not a fav.
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Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of overripe pumpkin, chocolate, and nutmeg. Pours deep brown with slight head. Taste is strong squash pumpkin with a roasty dirt aftertaste. Solid and dark. Could be sweeter.
Arayaga2 (1778) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby black with a dense tan head of about a cm. Aroma is earthy with peanut butter, nutmeg, and other spices in the aroma. Taste is a letdown from the aroma, but still good, with more pumpkin character, and vegetal astringency that I have come to expect in pumpkin beers. $6/22oz
Westmeister (1738) - 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.
tectactoe (1734) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Bottle: Almost black with an ominous, deep ruby tone all around. Light tan head fades to a collar in moments. Aroma is light ginger, cinnamon, & clove, a mild pumpkin smell with some faint vanilla and a touch of wet cardboard, almost like oxidation? Taste is sweet, maybe a little too sweet. Some deep, dark prune & grape sweetness with a light bit of cocoa malt & pumpkin spice. Mild roast, finishing vanilla sweetness, & a slight touch of musty cardboard again. Hoped for a thicker mouth feel. Not the best.
tastybeer (1718) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is black with a tan head, good retention/lace. Aroma of light pumpkin spice, chocolate, roast, ginger, light salsa. Taste is chocolate, pumpkin, roasty, lightly bitter. Palate is oily, full bodied, lightly sweet chocolate finish.
poisoneddwarf (1707) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. 7.5 % ABV. Release #3. Pours deep mahogany with a medium beige lacy head. The head holds itself up well. Aroma is toasty pumpkin pie. Taste is lightly sweet, roasty; finishes dry and faintly tart. Has a bit of a nutty flavor. The pumpkin and spices are there but I wish the flavors were more prominent. It’s good but I was hoping to be blown away.
UDBeernut (1679) - Moving to Jax, Florida, 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.