GRM (3115) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass, 4-ounce, cask, Cask Days at Toronto, savoured on October 19 2013; eye: dark brown, opaque, no effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, nutmeg, ginger, caramel, clove; mouth: roasted barley, nutmeg, ginger, caramel, clove, slight burnt, finale in roasted barley with presence of clove, medium body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: different
Verre, 4 onces, en cask, Cask Days à Toronto, savourée le 19 octobre 2013; œil : brun foncé, opaque, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, muscade, gingembre, caramel, clou de girofle; bouche : orge torréfiée, muscade, gingembre, caramel, clou de girofle, très léger brûlé, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de clou de girofle, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : différent
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark brown pour with a thick tan head. The nose is quite spicy and mocha-laden with a nice creamy palate. Silky and spicy without any astringency and a lovely soft fruitiness. Silken palate with just the faintest hint of roasted malt.
neongolden (598) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draught at Bar Hop, Nov 1 2013) Pours very dark brown-black with a dense tan nitro head with typical related retention and lace. Aroma has roast coffee, lots of pumpkin flesh, blend of spices including ginger, a little chocolate. Flavour follows the nose well, pumpkin flesh and spice blend both big components, roast coffee and dark chocolate core there for support but not extremely strong. In the middle the pumpkin is dominant along with an interesting cacao/nutmeg combo. Finish some roast coffee, lingering spice. Creamy medium-full nitro palate, silky-smooth and fairly rich but not thick. The porter body isn’t too hefty but that lets the pumpkin shine, and the nitro is a good choice. Truly excellent pumpkin beer.
sudomorph (742) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask days 2013. Pours a very dark brown with a thin, bubbly white head. Aroma is big pumpkin, roasted malts, and a hint of chocolate.
Taste is a balanced bitter with a solid roasted malt/pumpkin aftertaste.
Medium body with a low-medium carbonation.
Overall very good. Would be my goto pumpkin beer!
Lubiere (10548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown porter with a thin brown head. A sweet candy bottle cap aroma with cola and chinotto character, pleasant. In mouth, strange mix of cloves, chocolate, cinnamon, powdery mix of spices, interesting but not excellent. Cask Days 2013.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[4911-20121031] Tap. Fragrant spicy fruit aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Cinnamony gingerbread spice roast chocolate flavour with a pleasant spicy aftertaste. Medium-full body is quite creamy. Wow, lovely! (7+/5/7/4/16) 3.9
(@ Bar Hop, Toronto, ON)
blankboy (6307) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at ’Great Lakes Project X’ at Milos’, London, ON. Nov. 17. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small long-lasting creamy beige head and good lacing on the glass. Amazing aroma of pumpkin, vanilla, spices, roasted malt, ginger, chocolate, some sweetness and much more. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, chocolate, ginger and more spices, pumpkin and cream -- it’s quite creamy. Medium bodied. This was amazing and definitely my favourite pumpkin beer I’ve ever had.
jercraigs (8106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-10-31. Black body with a nice creamy tan head. 4+ Flavour is lovely, lots of fruity pumpkin up front, mild malty character, then spices in the finish and aftertaste. 7+ Super smooth average plus bodied palate feels like it might be on nitrogen. 3+ Aroma of fruity pumpkin, odd sort musty touch, muted dusty malt, modest spices. 7+ Very nice, the spices work very nicely with the other flavours. I’d like a fuller body personally, but you can’t argue with the creamyness of it. Lovely stuff. On tap at Bar Hop, Toronto
Johnsense (877) - - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin layer of off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices cola(?) slightly leathery. Pumpkin really comes out in the aroma as this warms. Taste of a spicier pumpkin pie, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, Nutmeg. Roasted malt finishes. Very smooth. Creamy mouthfeel. If this were bottled next September/October I’d be in for a case.
Sammy (9040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery store at last Project X. A porter smell, initially, more pumpkin in aroma as it warmed to room temperature. Dark brown and lacey. Pumpkin in the taste and a spicy finish. Fairly smooth and would be great if even a thicker porter. A little astringent and dextrose, still decent drinkability.