nimbleprop (6865) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
16oz pint at the brewery pours a thick, opaque black with some lacing, creamy beige head. Nose has cinnamon, clove, ginger, some brown sugar, black pepper too. Flavor has weak malt and weak spice, toast, burnt caramel, clove, ginger. Thin finish.
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Franklins. Thick brown-black body, with a beige head, Not quite your standard pumpkin pie spice flavor, maybe leaning more into the cinnamon. Sort of an odd, herbal spiciness. Chocolate graham cracker meets cinnamon. Easy mouthfeel, but sort of an odd creature overall.
scottw86 (1155) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark brown color with a silky smooth light-tan head. Aroma has lots of caramel, spices, and pumpkin. Not as much pumpkin as I expected. Taste is a little on the bitter side with roasted flavors and more malts. The spices add some nice variety and the pumpkin flavor is just a light touch. Nutmeg, cloves, other spices. Finish is roasted with not too much pumpkin. Overall I was hoping for something sweeter with more pumpkin flavor but it’s not bad.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro at Franklins of Hyattsville. Pours a clear, deep ruby looking very black. Creamy nitro head. Nitro lace. Nose is lemon tea, salt, light smoke like Vegemite. Taste is light, earthy, some dirt/soil. Not much of anything let alone pumpkin. Light sour lemon tang. Inoffensive but bland. Not a pumpkin stout. Maybe just a normal Irish dry stout/Guinness clone. As it warms, diacetyl flaw comes out in aroma and as slick margarine on the palate.
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Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Franklin’s. Served in a shaker pint and shared with Amyliz4.
Pours a dark brown color with a good head and lacing. Nose carries some roast and slight stout character with some faint pumpkin spice in the background. The flavor falls along the same lines. Well done but nothing popping. Medium body and good spicing and dryness to the finish. Well made.
jcwattsrugger (11855) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on nitro-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is pumpkin spice, nutmeg. Taste is roasty medium malt, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, some acidic/earthy hops.
Travlr (19528) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Not usually my cup of tea, but this one isn’t bad. Not overly spiced, and the gourd is subtle and covered with chocolate. Nice looking too.
strongpieman (1643) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - nitro pour. Looks great - deep brown to black with thick tan head. Pumpkin aroma and taste is very well balanced and manages well between too little and too much.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 11/30/10: Pours a pitch black with a frothy beige nitro head. Has a good fresh nutmeg and orange peel spice nose with some light roast. Starts with average fullness and lots of fresh spice and mild pumpkin flavor with some light caramel sweetness before a drier spiced finish. True to style and enjoyable, but could use a little more body.
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro. Dense tan head atop brown-black body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roast, light nutmeg, faint cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, nutmeg, chocolate, roast, light brown sugar. Light-medium body.