jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Black with a good sized tan head. Aroma is of pumpkin bread, coffee, roasted malt, bran muffin, ginger and cinnamon. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, bakers chocolate, pumpkin, ginger, and cocoa.
joeneugs (5751) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours black with a light tan head. The aroma has lots of cinnamon, allspice, ginger. Hints of molasses and pumpkin pie. The flavor is nice and toasted with coffee, cocoa, light mint and cinnamon notes. Creamy on the palate. Nice spice utilization...not overdone. The roast intensity is kept in check too. Good creamy mouthfeel. Well done.
Theydon_Bois (16873) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Hess, North Park, 15/11/14.
Black with a moderate tan head,
Nose is aniseed, liqourice, charr, dark fruits, toffee, light ginger restrain.
Taste comprises fleshy fruit, sweet licks, brown sugar, pumpkin pie, touch of chocolate.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the close.
Ok pumpkin come stout affair but not feeling the love of others!
daleharshman (1043) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Brothers Provisions. Pours a quite dark brown with a finger of tan foam. AROMA of chocolate, roasted vegetables/pumpkin/malts, with some holiday spices and smoke further back in the mix. FLAVOR has roasted unsweetened pumpkin, smooth dark chocolate, roasted malts, and lots of pumpkin pie spice (big nutmeg and ginger). Full bodied with a smooth tasty finish. The "Great Pumpkin" is a well balanced and quaffable pumpkin/spice beer which goes well on a chilly San Diego evening. (11, 829)
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery - San Diego. Pours deep brown with a thick, creamy mocha head. The aroma holds a lovely mix of chocolate, roasted malts and autumnal spices and pumpkin. Medium sweet flavor with dark malts, good roast, light smoke and minerals, restrained pumpkin and spices, hints of burnt meat. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Sweet finish with a bit of bitter torched earth, burnt wood, baking cocoa, dried pumpkin, nutmeg. Well balanced and dynamic.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Black with a creamy tan head. Sweet milk chocolate, roasted pumpkin and cinnamon aroma and taste with a dry bitter vegetal finish and a thick creamy palate.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Rating #7. Dark brownish/black color. Nice spicy aroma, a little pumpkin roast as well. Flavor was similar with a spicy bite in the finish. Nice stuff. (2533)
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler from dak 11/25/11.
orange tinted dark brown appearance with a tan head.
earthy gourd nose.... also, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, roast, chocolate, bs and dates maybe?.
similar flavor... a light tartness on the finish.
creamy and full bodied. 7/4/7/4/15
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of daknole. Growler at the Black Friday Tasting pours mahogany with mocha like head. The aroma has lots of pumpkin to go along with black strap molasses, dark roasted malts and a touch of sweet dark fruity esters. The taste is smooth with pumpkin meat notes mixing with spicy black licorice and molasses as well as dark roasted malts and snippets of sweet prunes and dates off in the background. This is tasting mighty good.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(growler shared by Dak at the Black Friday tasting). Pours a dark brown color with a red hue. Aroma has pumpkin, nutmeg, coriander, and cinnamon. Taste is sweet with some roast bitterness and plenty of spice. Full bodied with a slick texture. Roasty finish. Good stuff!