deyholla (8573) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.
BVery (8193) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Dark dense brown pour with a huge foamy head. Chocolate, pumpkin, spice, some vanilla. Dense creamy palate. Good stuff.
KyotoLefty (7975) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7905) - 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.
phaleslu (7825) - 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 I’ve had from these breweries, my hopes were a little higher. Not bad, though.
kermis (7711) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Epic Brewing taproom, Denver. Pours clear amber brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of chocolate, oats, light spice, vegetables, toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - 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.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5673-20130817] Bottle. Toasted pumpkin skins aroma. Clear, dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted gourd grains flavour. Full body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
slowrunner77 (7442) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 "They really nailed the pumpkin in this one, and the balance between the fruit, and the roasted and chocolate malts. Looks light on the pour, but the mouthfeel is easily adequate if not overly indulgent. The aroma of pumpkin, spices, and cocoa takes a while to open up, but does so nicely. Flavor is definitely the strength."
2015 not drinking as nice, but still pretty good.
douglas88 (7439) - 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.