tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 Rerate on 10/28/2012. Aroma of pumpkin, earth, chocolate, toffee. Dark brown appearance, light tan head. The flavor is like the aroma, pumpkin up front, chocolate, toffee, lifght roast. medium in body, slightly thick, creamy mouthfeel. Finish is pumpkin, spicy, roast, bittersweet chocolate. Very good.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Small head. Sweet chocolate, buttery toffee, nutmeg, pumpkin and lactose in the nose. Very nice!l flavor of sweet cream, chocolate, nutmeg, brown sugar and hints of sweet oak (even tho it isnít there, I know...). Very appetizing and desert-like
marcus (7235) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a nice tan head and a pumpkin aroma. There is a rich chocolate flavor with a lot of pumpkin and spice. Itís pumpkin pie meets chocolate mousse, with quite a bit of carbonation. A complex and interesting brew.
Ratman197 (10726) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, toasted malt, cocoa, clove and nutmeg. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, cocoa and nutmeg with a smooth lingering spiced finish. One of the best pumpkin beers Iíve had!
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really delivers on the pumpkin, the choco, the spice, itís all there in spades. Great (if not somewhat a novelty) beer! I think as the flavors are so deep, they donít really shine in the aroma. Flavor and mouthfeel is excellent.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber thanks to brewboone. Pours black with a light brown head. Nose is very potent with nutmeg, pumpkin, chocolate and smoke. Taste is the same as the nose. Mouthfeel is medium-thin and dry.
Fin (8132) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Craig, who kindly supplied this beer (cheers mate) consumed at my gaff, day two tasting 09-04-10 Nose had a touch of sourness (possibly saison like) which didnít overly concern me being a porter but I know that Craig had his doubts as to whether this was in top nick. Pour was dark, dark brown almost black with light beige head. The flavour and aroma had a casual air about it, and at times came across as actually being quite delicate with perfume and floral notes detected in both nose and mouth. This was smooth, with light chocolate touches, gently spicey and was just really very nice. A7 A4 F8 P4 Ov15 3.8
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2013 Bottle at home... August 2013...deep dark black... Small tan head... Soft sweet spiced roast... Soft pumpkin nose... Soft roast... Light roast... Soft sweet pumpkin roast... Mellow smooth.. Loafs of pumpmin 4.3
bottle at fins ... and oh what a gusher :-( ... deep black ... big short lived brown foam head ... sour roast malt nose ... big chocolate ... definite pumpkin ...sourness ... light nutmeg spice ... good roast ...huge even with sourness 3.6..such a shame the travel has impacted this. ...
TK2 bottle at home ... deep black ... short tan head ... sweet toffee malt ... huge pumpkin nose ... no sourness this time ... huge soft chocolate malt ... again loads of pumpkin but quite soft and well balanced into the chocolate roast ... light spice ... very mellow ... this is crackin ... i am so glad that i got aq 2nd crack at this one ... especally after waiting so long to get it the first time ... 4.1
dchmela (2766) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Brewolf for the bottle. Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Clove, cinnamon, chocolate and pumpkin in the nose. Taste is chocolate, pumpkin, clove and cinnamon all bursting through. Really nice brew.
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a big brown head. Doesnít pour overly thick. Nose is pumpkin, clove, and nutmeg. Taste is similar plus cocoa. Good stuff.