J_man (665) - 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 (10886) - 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 (6027) - 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 (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, 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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mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Palm Springs. Dark brown in color. Spiced nose of nutmeg and cinnamon. Rich and roasty up front with a decent amount of spice. Tastes like a really good porter with a nice compliment of spiciness.
1FastSTi (3283) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Bruery Provisions. Lots of pumpkin with some crusty pie. Spices are really balanced. Sweet caramel. Easy drinking dark malt. A smooth beer with a medium full body.
buttslamify (52) - - NOV 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
really a very strong beer, especially considering that pumpkin isn’t usually one of my favorites, but this really hit the spot on halloween. Intense flavor of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and maybe a little caramel/vanilla flavor, smooth finish with a beautiful dark color and head. Granted the bar wasn’t very high, but definitely the best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had.
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 oct 2012, bottle. Dark ruby, clear, no bubbles. Nose is molasses and spiced pumpkin. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Pumpkin and dark, burnt toast. Pretty nice
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