mikem409 (1778) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. black color with aggresive tan head. aroma of muddled plastic and spice. taste is thin and lifeless not getting any pumpkin just nuts and spice
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Large beige head atop clear dark brown. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate brownie, light cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate brownie, light cinnamon. Light-medium body, light wateriness.
djaquay (136) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium to thin palate, nice flavor, good blend of choc and pumpkin, dark black pour under tolerable light tan head.
cheap (4445) - 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 (5195) - 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 (1093) - 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 (4510) - 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 (1606) - 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 (378) - 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 (3422) - 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.