Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub
Black color; creamy head. Medium-light cardboard aroma and cinnamon. Moderate chocolate and caramel flavor, luckily without the burnt malt feeling, and with a touch of cinnamon. Low bitterness. Not bad, but I don’t fancy cinnamon.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ The State Bar. Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Aroma is decently roasty with some chocolate, coffee, and ash. A fairly restrained spice component to this, which is nice. Some dark fruit esters in it as well, mostly plum. Flavor has a decent sweetness of molasses and dark fruits. Some bitter roasted malt and dark chocolate. Hints of coffee and some cinnamon spiciness. Not bad.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft) Off-white head atop a dark red-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, pumpkin pie spices, caramel. Taste is the same. Watery light-medium body. Pleasant but nothing memorable.
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices and light milk chocolate. Flavor has some light pumpkin and spices with a nice chocolaty, roasted porter flavor. Very good.
douglas88 (8400) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to Superdave. Pours a black black hue with a large beige head. A sweet spicy nose, some chocolate. A nice smooth flavor; toasted malts, chocolate, spices, pumpkin. Enjoyable.
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured up on tap at Cornish Pasty Co. and enjoyed in the company of radarsock. It has a clear deep amber body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up malt sweetened dark fruity ester notes and a mild pumpkin and winter spiciness. As it warmed the pumpkin aroma grew to aid in the experience. The taste delivers sweet malts and sweet dark fruity esters like ripe plums and figs and then slides into thin layers of pumpkin meat and winter spice notes. Overall this is pretty sweet and estery with just a dash of dark roasted malts and where the pumpkin portion only plays a small role. Interesting take on a porter as well as a pumpkin brew.
Sledutah (7024) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by Dave, thanks
Appearance: Poured black with a nice beige head and some lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Toasted malts and pumpkin
Taste: Toasted malts, pumpkin, fall spices and chocolate
Not bad, easy to drink.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can: Deep cola in color, very soft roasted malts on the tongue, even softer pumpkin spices. Spotty lacing, body and mouthfeel are moderate to thin. Clean exit, but a little light. Soft hops, a touch ashy. Very simple and subtle, wished it were a bit bigger in roast and in spices. Thanks Dak!