HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one hell of a pumpkin beer. Every other chocolate pumpkin porter deal aspires to be as good as this one, all these years later.
nittanyjim (97) - - SEP 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown, excellent lacing. Smooth chocolate nose with some spices in the background. Velvety chocolate with pumpkin spice mixed in...fading to cinnamon and pumpkin pie. A touch of bitter chocolate at the finish. Smooth, but with a nice amount of carbonation. Excellent beer.
GreatDane1632 (1155) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber graciously poured into an English pint glass -- Aroma semi strongly of pumpkin spices, very English mild malt
bytemesis (6132) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 22, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from 2012. Pours opaque black, medium brown head that dissipates pretty quickly but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is a bit of nail polish, some roast. Flavor is light tart, nail polish remains, roasty, vegetal. Medium body. Not good. Infected is my guess.
rxeight (2349) - Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour. Sweet roasty spices. Pumpkin spices. Nutmeg. Not a huge pumpkin fan but this was pretty good.
GenDV138 (5231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Black with tan ring. Aromas of cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin, spices, chocolate. Tastes of roast, dark chocolate, pumpkin, spices, . Medium body with a dry finish.
VastActiv (5306) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Beer Junction, Seattle. Colour is almost black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, some pumpkin, spices, sweetness and roasted malts.
Stuu666 (9526) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, aroma and taste of sweet chocolate, spices, pumpkin, tasty.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ 10 East -
Aroma - cinnamon and chocolate on the aroma, but quite restrained. Didn’t really pick up any pumpkin pie spice other than the cinnamon. Light peppery notes too. Appearance - black body, 2" tan head with medium retention. Flavor - lots of residual sugars which I appreciated. Tasted like cinnamon rolls meets pumpkin puree rolled in bakers chocolate. Subtle spicy notes on the finish and it really doesn’t finish quite as fat as I would have thought. Definitely an above average pumpkin beer.
Homer321 (3831) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade. Holy pumpkin aroma. This is like pumpkin heaven. Pie spices, a wonderful vanilla note. Moderate clove. Pour is nearly black with a small brown head that does quickly. Taste is initially very roasty and dark chocolate. When cold the roast seems to overpower the spice. As it warms the vanilla and clove come through first in the flavor. A medium mouthfeel with a semi sweet but drying finish. As it warms up more the lighter spices seem to come through more while staying clove forward. Good stuff.