DMLINAZ (285) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed a few of these on draft outside at Casey Moore’s this week with friends drinking the same; it’s the season. As porters go this is decent; pumpkin flavor and aroma are understated. I’d have this again, though I don’t think they have bottles, so you have to track it down. I recently had the pumpkin porter from Grand Canyon (another local Arizona brewery) and liked it a lot more; Shipyard’s Smashed Pumpkin ale (not a porter) is also quite good. (10/25/12)
benbrewing (2) - tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
The pumpkin plus spices are mild in aroma but dominant in flavor. This us a light bodied porter throws down easy and is freaking delicious. Love October in AZ!
mttan02 (29) - Tolleson, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a growler on release day. Lots of spice aroma. Very dark amber color. Malty sweet and spicy flavor, with a bit of pumpkin. Very enjoyable.
JPDurden24 (1564) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 version. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, malts and some spices. Some pumpkin flavor with some more cinnamon and spices on the taste. Love it.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a small tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, pumpkin, caramel, nutmeg, chocolate, and cinnamon.
Sammys99beers (1) - Phoenix, USA - OCT 22, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perhaps the perfect porter! Great for the fall season. Slight hint of pumpkin in aroma and taste. Four Peaks continues with their stellar beers.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at 1702. Pours very dark brown without much head. Thin mouthfeel. Not much on the nose. Definite pumpkin on the tongue to the exclusion of everything else.
alexanderj (3311) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap; purer a dark brown-black with not much head. Aroma of pumpkin spice, roasted malt, with some sweetness. Flavor was very much the same, with a bit more sweetness. Some nice qualities.
J_man (697) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2012 Very dark with a ruby tinge and a small tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt and pumpkin pie spices with a light sweetness. Definite pumpkin flavor with good (not too much) pie spice. There’s a bit more sweetness than necessary, almost a slight candy corn taste (or am I just imagining this because of the season?). Slightly creamy texture without being too heavy or too light. The spices get even better as you go! Hazelnut in the aftertaste with a slight vegetal component that’s very nice. The dark roasted malt of the Porter style works great with these flavors. It’s amazing that this is the only truly dark pumpkin beer I know of because once you think about it and taste it, it’s an obvious thing to do. I was very lucky tonight and caught the *last* keg of this for the year! I hope I’m in AZ next year when this comes out. **UPDATE** And here I am again in 2011 enjoying this year’s batch! Still just as delicious as I remember and possibly a little less sweet which is even better. Had to have 2 just to make sure.
Travlr (10985) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, courtesy of nbutler11, thanks! Pumpkin beers are not usually my style, but this one is subtle fruit in a decent porter base. Nice balance and good body.