ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Might be my favorite Evil Genius beer with the exception of Purple Monkey Dishwasher. This is a fantastic seasonal pumpkin brew that is not overbearing on either alcohol notes or pumpkin. Easy drinking flavorful brew that makes you want a second one.
cwill (28) - 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 Iím concerned, Evil Genius nailed this one. Itís absolutely delicious if you like this style.
twindog (267) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow one of the best porters I had in a long time flavors of roasted pumpkin seeds loads of bitter dark chocolate nice spice of nutmeg, allspice , and vanilla. Very silky and smooth. I will be getting more of this tomorrow nice pumpkin flavor.
strongpieman (1607) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Deep black, light tan head. Rich chocolate aroma, full body, not much pumpkin but good overall.
e303 (278) - - 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.
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Dacrza (664) - 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 ...
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mild lacing small tan head black body lively... lightly spiced chocolatey medium body notes of pumpkin are faint but present... big flavor fair amount of carbonation, similar but subdued aroma, nice beer...
thenothing (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank a pint at Tonyís Bar and Grill in Ivyland. Has a nice chocolate aroma with hints of fruit, like pumpkin and apple. Taste is sweet, as what can be expected from a beer named "Trick or Treat". Overall, a very nice surprise. Reminds me of a chocolate covered apple.
Maverick34 (2653) - 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.
Brigadier (3290) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce pint
Wanting to drink local I ordered a pint of this. Despite the presence of six Elysian pumpkin seasonals it combined a fair price with what seemed like a reasonable beer. In fact it actually exceeded my expectations considerably. If I would have had room I would have picked up a six pack for the road.
Aroma / Appearance - The reddish black base is a bit darker than Dr Pepper. The creamy mocha head is a nice accent. Chocolate, malt, dried pumpkin seeds, and smoky coffee easily please the senses. The result feels like an earthy autumnal sunrise in the woods.
Flavor / Palate - Chocolate and smoke are the first flavors to hit the tongue. Soon comes a dry ashiness that clings to the palate like fine dust. A good balance of pumpkin flavors and autumn textures it is worth a look if you are in central Pennsylvania.