samsmith33 (772) - - OCT 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2015 CJ Beer Festival. Good Mix. Sweet, but a bit watery, like a pumpkin Yoohoo. Par for evil genius.
cwill (64) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
First tried at King of Prussia Beerfest Royal and for me, it was the hit of the show. Found a six pack at Wegmans a few days later. Aromas of chocolate and spice. Tastes of chocolate, toasty malts and pumpkin spices with a hint of roasted coffee. Mediem body with low carbonation. As far as I’m concerned, Evil Genius nailed this one. It’s absolutely delicious if you like this style.
TheHopster (1041) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Morgan’s Pier in Philadelphia. Someone had to do it for Halloween; a chocolate and pumpkin combination. Well represented by the porter style. The chocolate flavor edges out pumpkin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dacrza (836) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: October 2, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Hop Devil nonick... OCCASION: warming up a cold, windy night with something tough enough... APPEARANCE: dark ruby/black body that supports a grey, thin head that settles to a quarter-inch creaminess; ... AROMA: pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, slightly toasted dough, oak, and strong, powdery cocoa builds a promise that demands continued inhalation... PALATE: fizzy at the throat, medium-bodied throughout, and slick at the lips... warming and lingering in its aftertaste--the creaminess encourages repeated sips ... TASTE: the cocoa overpowers the pumpkin--not a bad thing--and the vanilla rounds off the profile pleasantly... a nice, earthy spice mills through the sip; some toasted oats make this somewhat balanced... OVERALL: despite other less impressive Evil Genius Halloween offerings, this one hits with a smoothness and drinkability that would have me seeking out a six for sure... the ABV ensures sessionability...I will make this a part of my Halloween celebration in a few weeks ...
PhillyCraft (5605) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with small head. Notes of marshmallow, toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, hazelnut, and peanuts. Lighter body with light carbonation.
BiddleBrau (1153) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark brown tan head. Choco nose. Nice palate, rich chocolate taste, minimal spice. Odd finish but start is like a Hershey bar.
italianjohn (2873) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown practically black pour with a thin beige head .... Aroma of cocoa, light roasted malts and light on the pumpkin spices ..... Taste is of roasted malts, chocolate/dark cocoa and light pumpkin spices .... Body is thin and porter like .... Finish has a lingering malt and some spices mostly cinnamon .... Say more of a porter than a spice herb beer ... That being said sessionable and tasty
Maverick34 (2954) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark deep brown to black. Beige head. Deep cocoa powder aroma. Pumpkin and cinnamon. Well done.
BroadestTom (375) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma roasty, caramel, cereal, chocolate, butterscotch,
Appearance brown, tan foam,
Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate light body, fizzy,
Overall this is the first chocolate pumpkin porter that I have had and it won’t be my last. It has a nice sweet chocolate taste that I can have more than one of. I would suggest this beer to a friend.
e303 (286) - - SEP 13, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great looking porter with a nice khaki head. This smells dope. Lots of pumpkin pie spices with a bit of sweet chocolate to back it up. The taste is a let down from the aroma but still good. Those pie spices shine through a relatively sweet chocolate note. Decent balance though and really soft. Good stuff here.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone