SDalkoholic (2261) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Olive Tree: Appeared a dark brown liquid topped with a decent layer of foam head. Aroma was subtle yet had noticeable notes of spice such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove but I was unable to pick up any characteristics of cocoa or chocolate. The drink has a mild taste of roast malts but allows more room for the cocoa nibs to become more apparent while only a minor taste of pumpkin spices coming through. In my opinion, this isn’t a solid attempt at the imperial porter style.
UDBeernut (2237) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark, small off white head, nutmeg and oumpkin spices, sloght roast. Medium body.
HonusWagner (1793) - 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 (79) - - 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 (1124) - Alabama, 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 (4941) - 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 (1973) - 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 (3730) - 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 (4057) - Oulu, 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 (7313) - 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.