Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cocoa powder, roasted grain), with a strong note of nutmeg/mace.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Very overspiced. Nutmeggy odor all virtually obliterates everything else (or what little else I could detect). Yikes. Easy, boys, you donít need so much of that stuff! Too many cooks spoiled the broth? Flavor balance is not bad, a little sour though.
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Deep burnt brown sugar in color, not quite as dark as others, moderate foamy tannish head, fairly nice lacing.   Roasted malt nose, underlying spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.   Smells fairly inviting.   Sweet roastiness up front, followed by quite a bit of spices.   Comes quickly, but also exits quickly.   Picking up soft cinnamon, nutmeg, sweetened butternut squash, with some very minor lingering clove.   Slightly dry on the exit.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Seems fairly well balanced, albeit I dont get a lot of chocolate or vanilla on the nose, I do get some pumpkin pie, crust, and whipped cream.   Not a robust Porter by any means, but the roastiness compliments the spices.   The finish very much reminds me of a little creme brulee with pumpkin pie.   I almost wished it were a bit heavier, meatier, but then again it could easily be cloying.   As is its very enjoyable and easily one of the better Pumpkin like Porters out there.   Thanks Dallas for the bottle!
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, red amber pour, lots going on in this, toasty malt, spicy tamales, pumpkin pie, sherry , nice beer
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a combination of dry roasted malts and coffee with some sweet coffee, vanilla and marshmallow supported by a decent amount of spice. Flavor starts with roasted malts and sweet chocolate but has a bit of coffee, roasted malts and pumpkin pie towards the finish.
after4ever (5935) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy tan head that lasts and lasts, showing plenty of lace. Bright nose of pie spice and toasty chocolate malt. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Chocolate, roast, and pie spice on the mid palate, beautifully integrated. Long sweet finish. Great beer.
KyotoLefty (5906) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Nose of pumpkin pie, spices: cinnamon and nutmeg, plus pumpkin, caramel. Flavors pretty much the same, very much like pumpkin pie with chocolate and caramel. Nice, a bit over the top. And not what I would do.
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from daknole- thanks again, Dak! Release #1. Pours a dark, deep, not quite opaque brown with amber highlights around the edges and a small tan head that settles into a film and leaves some lace in the glass. Aroma of squash right away, with toasted brown sugar, chocolate, an even blend of nutmeg and other seasonal spices, pumpernickel, and vanilla. Flavor of dark chocolate, nutmeg, pumpkin, vanilla, coffee, pepper, and dark fruit. Finishes with lingering roast. Light-medium bodied, with medium-high carbonation and a roasty, astringent mouthfeel. After the first few things Iíve had from these breweries, my hopes were a little higher. Not bad, though.
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is dark brownish with nice off white almost tan head out of 22 oz bottle, release #4, aroma has notes of chocolate, pumpkin, sweet biscuit, nice caramel and toffee notes, some nice cinnamon and clove notes. Taste is a nice mix of caramel and toffee, chocolate and roast, slight pumpkin vegetal notes but really nice sweetness from it goes into a crackery, biscuity finish, dries out fairly well. Delicious stuff!
douglas88 (5564) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle from the brewery, batch 5. Pours a very dark black color with a medium tan head. The aroma is rich spices and vanilla. The flavor is a rich chocolate porter, some vanilla, light milkiness, very smooth, loads of spices and certainly pumpkin. Very good, excellent actually. Mostly a rich porter but very strong and distinct pumpkin flavors. Awesome.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of roasted malts, light smokey notes, a touch of chocolate, some pumpkin meat and spice is there as well. Dark brown pour, tan head, some reddish brown hues in the light as well. Chocolate, roast, pumpkin spice, a little charred notes, pumpkin meat. Light sweetness and char/espresso. Light bodied, interesting balance.