Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased @ the brewery: Pours a coffee black with a thin tan head. Sweet pumpkin aroma has hints of chocolate and spices. Rich malty flavor starts sweet with a chocolate pumpkin presence and a spicy tingling mouthfeel throughout. A well balanced and flavorful beer that satisfies. Delicious!
J_man (649) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark chocolate in the nose with wood and spice notes. Deeply dark with only a hint of ruby color at the edges under bright light and topped with a a rich tan head. The dark chocolate comes through in the taste with bittersweet chocolate also. Strong vegetal component (most likely from the pumpkin) that’s not very well integrated and kind of distracts from the sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Some cinnamon/nutmeg spice flavor but it’s very light. Leaves a slightly sour/acid tasted behind along with lingering chocolate. A bit too vegetal and bitter for this style.
Godofthecellar (542) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell of pumpkin, spices, nutmeg. Really solid pumpkin beer, not overpowering at all.
gorditoabd (615) - 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 (217) - 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 (234) - 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 (2267) - 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 (2292) - 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 (2563) - 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 (71) - 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.