gorditoabd (606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Original Gravity Public House in San Jose. Pours a deep, dark brown-black. Just a misting of foam. Only picking up chocolate in the nose. Taste is a sublime balance of chocolate, pumpkin, and spice. Creamy mouthfeel, but still light and smooth enough. Light yeast notes compliment everything else about this amazing brew. Great stuff.
Doghair (190) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells like chocolate pumpkin pie. Great depth of flavor. The malty porter blends perfect with the pumpkin spices. Excellent beer!
Dr_Fellini (158) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a very dark brown to black color with virtually no head. Almost a port in appearance and consistency. Aroma is relatively mild, with hints of cocoa and spice, but no noticeable pumpkin. The porter characteristics are strong in the flavor, with lots of toasty malt and cocoa sweetness. Medium in body with a lingering chocolate sweetness. Very complex and tasty, but not sure where the pumpkin additions are hiding.
ABUSEDGOAT (2158) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, spice, pumpkin, nutmeg, etc. Medium bodied, quite drinkable, good balance of flavors. Not my favorite concept of a beer but I admire the craftsmanship.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours black with thin beige head. Malt and chocolate aroma, no pumpkin in aroma. Tiny bit of pumpkin in flavour with chocolate, malt and sweet spice. Malty finish.
JStax (2341) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to buckeyeboy. Pours a dark brown to black with a khaki head of foam. Aroma is a little spicy and chocolates. Sweet and spicy. I really like how the pumpkin comes through in this.
furthur (30) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great imperial. I don't get pumpkin, and the chocolate is subtle, as is the spice and bourbon. It's all actually well balanced. And though I don't want to drink pumpkin all year, this us good stuff. Now I'm putting ice cream in it.
OldMrCrow (1618) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bottleworks.
Pours dark and relatively thick without much head into my Eley Kishimoto tulip. Nose is pumpkin, spices, chocolate cake. Flavors are creamy cocoa, a hint of ash, wisps of pumpkin. Mouthfeel is full and rich, but with a hint of chalkiness detracting. Given that I’m not a big pumpkin fan to say the least, I’m really enjoying this. It’s a beautifully crafted beer and that outweighs my slight distaste for pumpkin ale.
BelgianBeerGal (2866) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Traded bottle. This is definitely more stout than pumpkin beer. I actually got more of the spices and some bitterness from the cocoa nibs than I really did of the pumpkin. Very nice just not your typical -right-of-fall pumpkin ale.
Patrickctenchi (2487) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nearly black, slightly rubied....almost no head.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, Pumpkin pie filling scents.
Taste is rich chocolate/pumpkin and spice.