cheap (4158) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
OK, at the bocktown on draft. Evil genius, not twin heheheh. Good clean beer smell but it does have a roasty hint in there. Nice and black with a decent head. Good amounty oif co2. Decent taste, not ove rthte top but certainly can tell this is a hoolow’s eve brew. With pumpy and such. Almosty over the top beut never quite getz there.
EithCubes (5050) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is actually pretty nice chocolate and peanut butter mix, maybe more like a smooth packaged hot cocoa with extra milk solids included (and no PB); spices are definitely not overplayed at this point. Pours very dark brown with a sudsy tan head. Taste semi-sweet with lots of smooth cocoa, just a touch of tartness and only slightly more bitterness, and can actually find a porter under everything -- spices are kept to the bare minimum and the result is a well-struck and repeatable balance. Body is a bit heavy though only medium-full, and there is an off acetone or band-aid character in the mouth, but generally a nice little porter with subtle seasonal treatment. Restraint always deserves praise.
closey22 (934) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with ruby hilites and rimming beige head; aroma is chocolatey; Flava is chocolate and mild nutty notes; feels medium to light and fizzy; finishes dryish and malty
dmac (4152) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a medium density dark black with a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma of marshmallow, vanilla, light cinnamon, chocolate, dark toast. Medium body with stronger fizzy carbonatoin that is distracting from the beer. Flavor of dark toast, light chocolate, vanilla, hint of pumpkin spices. This is pretty good wish the body was smoother.
keanex (1490) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass: Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Deep and opaque garnet through all but the edges. The head is short and quickly dissipates into a very thin light tan coating.
Aroma: The aroma smells exactly like putting a lot of cocoa powder into milk. Sweet and enticing, but no spices or depth.
Taste: Not as sweet as the aroma indicates, but definitely sweet. Varying layers of chocolate and cocoa powder make the flavor up from a slightly dark intro to syrupy Hershey’s to cocoa powder to a lightly roasty finish that’s semi-dry and quick. There’s a dash of cinnamon towards the end, but this would be best being labeled as a chocolate porter.
Palate: Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.
Overall: A bit rich but definitely a great desert beer without being cloying. It’s definitely bold though with the chocolate, any nod to pumpkin is almost completely lost.
N3lson1 (235) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle purchased at Wegmans. Aromas are not very good, smells of burnt chocolate and pumpkins. Similar taste, but tastes more like a roasted brown ale instead of a porter.
callmemickey (2962) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown body with some chestnut hints, thin light tan head, spotty lacing. Roast, bittersweet chocolate, light pumpkin and nutmeg. Didn’t fully come together for me. Medium to full bodied, semi-sweet throughout, mellow carbonation, muddled finish.
Darkmagus82 (1780) - - AUG 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-3-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a deep brown color with a tiny tan head. The head faded relatively fast to give a good level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweeter chocolate and roasted malt. There is a very light pumpkin and spice aroma as well.
Taste – The taste begins with nice notes of a sweeter chocolate flavor and some light roasted malt. As the taste advances the sweeter flavors fade and give way to some or roasty flavors with hints of pumpkin mixed within. There are some very light pumpkin pie spice flavors, although these are very difficult to detect over the roasty and chocolate backbone of the beer. In the end the pumpkin grows a bit with some of the sweetness coming back to the tongue and leaving a sweeter roasty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well.
Overall – It does have a nice easy drinking chocolate and roasted malt taste, although I find the pumpkin flavors a little lacking. While the pumpkin flavor is on the lower side it is a rather tasty beer none the less, and is one to try.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5022) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized brown head left decent lacing. The aroma was dry with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, malt and cola. The flavor was dryish, malty, toasty and bready with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, cola, chocolate and pumpkin. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.
bigguns22 (703) - Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is full of chocolate and malts. One of the better porters out there. Porter check,chocolate check and pumpkin no check but still great beer.