turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Four Peaks Tempe.
Black with a nice thick but quickly dissipating head. Nice lacing that clings to glass.
Crisp roasty aroma with a roasty malt and chocolate flavor and just a hint of pumpkin.
Light- medium body with a sweet roasty finish. I could drink this all day!
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown. Aroma of dark, stale, dusty chocolate, pumpkin seeds, allspice, plum and coffee. Notes of pumpkin, chocolate, coffee, ginger and nutmeg, possibly. Lacking in body and pretty much everything else.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark clear brown pour, with no head, there is never a head on this beer (?). I love the aroma, gets the holiday spirit going in me, notes of spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and pumpkin pie spices. Flavor is roast pumpkin, more spices (nutmeg), and a dry caramel like finish to the beer. Very thin beer, but very flavorful non the less. Drinkability medium, on its own, and very high when drunk with food. "I love this stuff!"
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent beer gojng into the fall season. Dark amber notes with minimal head. Malty, spices abound in the aroma not overwhelming. Nutmeg in the initial taste, somewhat watery medium bodied. Expected a more robust flavor, flavorfull, very drinkable. Makes me want to carve that pumpkin.
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I believe I could drink this beer at any occasion. I once saw someone offer Four Peaks $100 for a keg of Pumpkin Porter but they declined. A very popular seasonal beer around ASU. A little watery, but nothing serious.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: best pumpkin beer I've had to date. thick mouthfeel, nutmeg cinnamon, not for everyday consumption.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is complex - pumpkin pie spices, vanilla, and an unusual lemon-lime soda smell (maybe that's the pumpkin). Flavor has a very nice balance of vanilla and spices, but it is a little watery. No hop character to speak of. Mouthfeel is medium. Good use of spices in this beer - they stand out but are not overpowering. Just a little too thin, increasing the malt bill would help this beer tremendously.
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good beer. I got a Sprite smell from the beer. I like the spicy pumpkin flavor-something a little different.
Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ Papago
The beers pours a translucent deep mahogany color, the head is portly in size, frothy in texture and the color a light tan, lace a thick and sealing sheet upon the glass. Sweet malt and light pumpkin aroma, fresh, and crisp, start has a thin malt profile that is somewhat sweet, top is cadaverous. Finish is astringent, hops AWOL, weak and watery with the aftertaste dry and way to long lasting, a “Total Loss” in my humble opinion, and I certainly expect more from this brewery.