arminjewell (5148) - 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 (5140) - 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.
Mora2000 (5139) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Orange brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and chocolate. The flavor is very similar with a lot of chocolate and pumpkin notes up front. I also get some strong spice notes including cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up from Rickís in Alexandria. Served in a Three Floyds / Intelligentsia mini-snifter.
Pours a nearly-black deep brown color with a thin light tan head and not much in the way of lacing. Thin tan collar as it goes down. The nose carries some light pumpkin spice and plenty of porter character. Fairly roasty with a bit of chocolate. Faint spice. Flavor has chocolate and a fair amount of roast. Medium body with light carbonation and a nice full mouthfeel. Not over the top in any direction. Well done.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown pour with a medium, dense brown foam on the surface. Aroma is chocolate covered pumpkin pie. Roasted malt, vanilla and cocoa come through as well. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, pumpkin, spices, vanilla, and light coffee notes. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. This has a slight coating effect on the palate. Finishes with more roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, roasted pumpkin, spices, burnt caramel, and coffee notes.
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting Orange hue to the color with a thin head and hazy. Nice malt and spices aroma. I get lots of great pumpkin like flavor and slight spices also coming out. Very tasty and added to the pumpkin beers I have had.
notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Armin for sharing - dark ruby pour - aroma of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), vanilla, rum, light pumpkin flesh, bittersweet chocolate - full to medium body - nicely dry and roasty, with a fair amount of cocoa - light amount of cinnamon - a bit or earthy pumpkin on the tail end - a fair amount of black malt bitterness - lingering coffee and roast - a very nice brew.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Whole Foods Sawmill. Darkest brown to black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, chocolate, roast and wood. Flavor starts spicy with cinnamon and ginger, then moves to a slight booziness before a roasted malt finish.
jgb9348 (4283) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with an almost squid ink black glow at the top and a nice one centimetre tall tan head on top. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, squash, alcohol and a nice spice note. Full-bodied; Strong roasty flavour with a deep squash and pumpkin flavour and a good spice flavour and some light nutmeg, anise and alcohol. Aftertaste shows alcohol, roasted malt, spice and a ton of pumpkin and squash. Overall, a nice and good mixture of the two styles - but not a ridiculous beer that should be searched high and low for. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 09-November-2011 for US$5.49 sampled at my in-lawís home in New Paltz, New York on 10-March-2012. Release #1 - 7.3% ABV.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, and light ginger. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a one finger tan head with decent retention. The flavor starts with moderate sweet chocolate and a touch of fruit. The finish has moderate-heavy cinnamon with lighter nutmeg and ginger. Itís medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, itís tasty, but it seems more like a spiced Stout/Porter than a pumpkin beer.