BuckeyeBoy (2324) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle Release #1 Imp pumpkin porter. Pours out a dark brown topped with a big tan head quickly going to a tan ring. Aroma of roast, light spice, nutmeg, card, and some pumpkin pie notes. Taste is more of the roast with a nice pumpkin pie spice at the end.
HIGHB4LL (27) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle. Appearance: large frothy head, excellent lacing, clear, black. Aroma: heavy malt, molasses, roasted, nutty, coffee, pumpkin. Taste: short duration, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium bitterness. Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation. Overall I really enjoyed this beer. I hope that they brew more!
jcartamdg (1441) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, malt, pumpkin and spice. Taste is malty, vanilla, pumpkin and spice. Average pumpkin beer
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black-red body with puffy, light cocoa colored head. Cocoa-pumpkin nose with wafts of nutmeg and chipotles. The flavor is much stronger than the aroma. Smooth body with chocolatey milk flavor and moderate pumpkin spice, with nutmeg emphasized.
BeerFunGuy (410) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a dark black color. It has a sweet aroma. It also hits your tongue sweet like candied yams. It finishes malty with a smoky flavor.
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ContemplateBeer (1345) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Cocoa powder with fudge brownie, light smoke, no pumpkin apparent. Appearance: Dark brown with light, bubbly tan head. Flavor: Matches the nose up front, but brings in some nice, natural pumpkin as the finish draws closer. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, astringent finish. Overall: Turned out nice in the end, but would have liked a bit more pumpkin in the nose, and in the brew overall.
Danyel (312) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours brown with deep red hues and a tan head. Smells very chocolatey. Has a good vegetative taste to it, slight bitterness, almost a slight sourness. Slight burnt taste. Good. Nothing too impressive but good.
Dr_Fellini (158) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Beautiful dark brown/mahogany color with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt sweetness with pumpkin and spices, but not overwhelming. Pumpkin malt sweetness in flavor that lingers in the finish. Solid pumpkin beer for sure.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by beerandblues2. Pours opaque black with frothy beige head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, coffee, earthy hops, pumpkin, spices, and light toffee. Flavor is solid roast malt base with supporting dark fruit esters, light chocolate, earthy hops, and light coffee; dry finish with just the right amount of ash. Full body and medium carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (8457) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark black, nearly opaque with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and toast malt, dates, earthy hops, cinnamon and vanilla. Flavor is malt forward, light hops and bitterness, pumpkin, nutmeg and cloves with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Dacrza (411) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: October 26, 2013... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick... OCCASION: offering PSU some comeback inspiration... APPEARANCE: jet black body; oatmeal-thick brown head; lacing is uneven but thick as well... AROMA: crisp, candied flavor; toasted nut and oat undergird thee spiciness that is as much holiday as mischief night...PALATE: slightly warming, medium-bodied and drinkable--the IMPERIAL aspect is so subtle one quickly/nervously sips...TASTE: pumpkin, apple, peat and an odd funk of medicinal/plastic bottle vodka that takes the rating down a click--still big and old...OVERALL: of the handful of fall bombers I bought, this dares to blend the fall and winter seasons, and it does so deftly; a powerful punch of alcohol by the bottle’s end only endears the drink more...more the Galloping Hessian than the Great Pumpkin, in terms of its substance and strength...