NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Brandon’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks! Dark brown appearance with a small tan head. Nice roasty pumpkin, chocolate, tea, spicy, vanilla aroma. Toasty, vanilla, chocolate/caramel malty, fairly spicy, pumpkin flavor.
Sammy (8017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown coloured body with little head. Just spice, perhaps a touch of pumpkin in the finish. Roasted coffee taste. Decent drinkability. Spiced out, pumpkined out.And the spices could have been better.Medium mouthfeel. Liam’s bottle.
Drake (7831) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Short Pump. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of pumpkin spice, pumpkin and roasted malts. The taste is roasted malts, nutty notes, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices and bitter hops. Medium bodied. Pretty decent.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a deep brown hued, not quite black body with a very large, deep tan head. Tight carbonation, great lace and retention. Aromas of pumpkin seeds, chocolate, fresh baked bread, nutmeg, cinnamon, lightly vegital, clove, leather, lactose and graham cracker. Flavors are nutty and leathery with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, lactose/milk sugar, and chocolate. Malty, pine and a bit spicy. Pumpernickel. On the drier side of things for a big porter. Odd but pretty tasty. Medium carbonation, medium to slightly sweeter finish. Full bodied. Spiced fudge.
GT2 (7691) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Epic edition. Clear amber pour with a small, off-white head. Nose is salted salami, cooked olives, very raw earthy notes like rotting flower pedals. Strange. Taste is odd salami meatiness, meaty, smokey, with last minute notes of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spices. Drier palate. Such a weird beer. Smoked pumpkin beer? Lightest SRM for a porter I’ve seen in awhile. Oops.
jercraigs (7294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-08-17. Aroma of dusty malt, spice, and nutty touches. 7+ Flavour has sweet malt core, light spice, and nutty touches as in the aroma. Not getting much in the way of pumpkin character, but I quite enjoy the spice quality. 7+ Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Campground Brewdown.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, Release #2: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing beige head. Has a lightly sweet toasty dark caramel and cinnamon nose with some pumpkin notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and toasty dark caramel malts with some earthy bitterness and spices before a drier lightly roasted bittersweet finish. Could use a little more
pumpkin flavor, but otherwise pretty well balanced.
Dogbrick (7054) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours dark brown with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of chocolate malt and pumpkin. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, pumpkin, chocolate and hops. The finish is malty with a lingering pumpkin and bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. Above average overall.
Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured medium brown with a short, well-retained tan head. The aroma picked up competing, yet complementary vanilla, pumpkin, and chocolate notes with accents of nutmeg and cinnamon.. warmth brought out licorice to supplant some of the chocolate.. really nice! The flavor found tangy, well-roasted black malts and dark chocolate at the core, with vanilla taking over from there.. pumpkin meat and nutmeg accented well.. finished dry and very roasty along with more vanilla.. could’ve been an "8", but the malt lost some definition as the drink progressed. Medium-bodied, dry, and very roasty as mentioned on the palate.. the vanilla gave a savory component, and wasn’t really sweet.. overall this worked well, and is something I’d gladly drink again.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Papago pouring up dark mahogany body and lasting dark tan head. The modest aroma offers up dark roasted malts, unmistakable pumpkin notes and faint spiciness. The taste is a bit spicy to start with a winter spice like twist and then quickly followed by sweet cherry esters, yeast, dark roasted malts, slightly burnt malts and then ribbons of sweet pumpkin meat amid the spices and dark roasted maltiness. This has a full rich brew flavor where a bit more pumpkin would be interesting although it is pretty nice as is.