Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly tasty and unique beer well crafted from this brewery. A good balance of porter, pumpkin spices, and molasses. Yes, better than it sounds. Lovely spice comes through. Light orange with a lasting head. Very smooth mouthfeel, full drinkable experience.
Thanks forhookingg me up OCBeer.
joeneugs (2143) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Beer Revolution. It pours a very dark crimson brown color with a handsome tan head. The aroma jumps out as earthy squash vegetable with some sweeter dark fruity malt and nicely integrated allspice, nutmeg and ginger. Not a cinnamon bomb thankfully. The flavor is more off the same with mashed, cooked pumpkin, mild dark cherry and subdued but present spices. It finishes with a welcome surprise of roasted malt. Full bodied, but not too sweet. Really good beer. One of the top pumpkin beers I’ve had.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at jtclockwork’s place for a tasting. Pours a mostly clear brown with a thin beige head. Big spicy gingerbread on the nose, roast and a bit of bakers cocoa. Medium bodied, spicy malt and toast, pie spices, warm roast and malt. A bit of alcohol peeks through. Chocolate and cocoa linger over pie spices into the finish. Interesting and tasty.
jtclockwork (5099) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by me at tasting at my house. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of pumpkin, molasses, gingerbread cookie, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Medium body or slightly less than medium.
J_man (536) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pumpkin pie spices along with a light vegetal gourd aroma and a bit of salty sea air pop out of a truly gorgeous dark amber/ruby body with a light tan head that dissipates quickly. The spices come on strong with cinnamon and nutmeg showing prominently but not too much or out of proportion. There’s a really good pumpkin flavor here that’s missing from a lot of spiced pumpkin ales. The roasted malt plays perfectly against this with a light char and some dark chocolate. The body is medium and has a good heft without feeling thick. This is more of an English style porter and seems very drinkable despite the 8.5% ABV which is not obvious at all. Finishes smooth, leaving behind the spice and chocolate. Excellent seasonal beer that I hope will be a yearly offering.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: November 30, 2012
Appearance: clear dark brown with burgandy edges, fine tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet spiced aroma, chocolate malt, caramel sweetness, lots of cinnamon
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, sweet caramel enhances the chocolate, lots of balancing spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, dark, moderate frothy beige head, dies quickly, spotty lacing.   Soft roasted malt, but mainly a nice cinnamon and nutmeg collaboration.   Very fresh and bright.   Spicy up front, cinnamon, nutmeg, with a nice roasted malt aspect.   Very well balanced between the roastiness and the spices.   Probably one of the better Porter examples of a spiced ale that I have had in a long time.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean finish, bright cinnamon and nutmeg on top of sweet soft roasted malts.   Not a bitter nor overly malty example, well balanced, and a damn treat to drink!
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2012. Clear brown color with tan sheen. Big allspice, cinnamon, caramel, pumpkin pie mix aromas. Same big ass allspice, cinnamon notes in the flavor along with some roasted nuts, and dark caramel-missed the pumpkin here--still good tho
RobertK (3) - - NOV 28, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. This might be the best porter I have ever had. It's spicy, cinnamon, with massive yam flavor. It's so unique, but in a way where I wish this was more common. I LOVE this. Going back to boring pumpkin ales will be awful.
HangarJunkie (5) - Victorville, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle bought at Bevmo, pours dark with a minimal head. The nose is very light with some spice and hints of nutmeg, it tastes of pumpkin and eggnog and has a lasting finish. Overall a good fall beer but not one you want to drink all night as its a little high in abv.
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