Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark with a lighter off white head.
Smell mostly roasted pumpkin.
Taste slight pumpkin and coffee roast.
zgaier (1357) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown red with a tan head and aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is roasty, lots of chocolate and roasted malt with coffee, alcohol, and light spice leading to a warming, roasted finish
lamas (1355) - 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...
Lowe1983 (1346) - 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.
Hair6a11 (1345) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is murky dark brown with a modest off white head in this glass; the nose is dank hops, bittersweet chocolate morsels, and a certain nuttiness. The flavor profile has a hint of vanilla, chocolate morsels, a fairly balanced american hop profile - but lest we forget the pumpkin addition - which doesnít dominate, nor does it stick out whatsoever. Well - this is the best pumpkin porter Iíve had thus far, if it means anything.
pdx77 (1310) - Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 2012 bottle, labeled Release #7, with 7.7% ABV. Deep dark brown color. Aroma is rich dark chocolate, vanilla, and spices. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, nutmeg, and pumpkin notes. Pumpkin is fairly subtle at first, but there is a touch of pumpkin pie aftertaste mingled with the chocolate.
CheersMate (1308) - 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;; itís 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.
bluejacket74 (1297) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, Release #9, 8.1% ABV. I checked Epicís website, and it says it was brewed on 6/26/2012, packaged on 7/8/2012. Looks like our local beer stores are still selling last yearís bottles since I just picked this up a few weeks ago, kinda surprised since I didnít see it around last year. Oh well, this should still be good. Served in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head that stayed around for a long time. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted/grainy malt, pumpkin, nutmeg, cloves, bittersweet chocolate and cinnamon. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some ginger. Nice mix between pumpkin and porter. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís coating, smooth and easy to drink with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew a lot, although I would like to try a fresher bottle of this at some point. Definitely worth a try. $5.99 a bomber.
Panzuriel (1295) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is slight spice with a hint of pumpkin and jus a bit of porter mocha goodness. this beer pours a rich reddish brown with barely any head. Taste is roasted mocha pumpkin goodness. Body is very mildly lively. finish is clean with just a bit of roasted malts that have an aspect pumpkin if that makes any sense. it does in this beer. very nice.
Beaver (1282) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours brown with a medium creamy tan head that quickly diminishes to a thin collar that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is a bit subdued - sweet chocolate malts and some pumpkin and pumpkin spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice).
The flavor is sweet chocolate malts with a little roast and a lot of pumpkin spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice). The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a nice pumpkin porter.