SDalkoholic (2298) - 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.
JulienHuxley (5128) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Black pour with thin off white head. Aroma is rich and spicy, very roasty. Taste is bitter, roasty, lingering spicy finish. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation.
jbruner (3522) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to Mr 5000, Andre! Pours an opaque brownish black with fluffy tan brown head that leaves good lace. Aroma of pumpkin spice and hints of chocolate. Taste is more balanced, chocolate, pumpkin pie spice, a bit of heat. Slick mouth, soft carbonation, good stuff.
dpitinga (45) - Mountain View, California, USA - OCT 26, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Always considered pumpkin beer a beverage abomination...the GABF style nazis didn’t even award a gold medal in this category this year. But this pumpkin beer is worth seeking out, especially on draft. And it’s no phony. You can actually taste the pumpkin.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A year old. Chocolate with pumpkin and fall spices. Sweet and rich. A great take on the usual pumpkin beers.
conway (2210) - - OCT 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and clove. Rich chewy mouthfeel. Pretty solid.
Barreras (1415) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black color with a chocolate aroma. Taste is burnt, oatmeal, with a deep peanut butter flavor. Slight bitter aftertaste but very enjoyable.
UDBeernut (2373) - 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 (1910) - 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 (92) - - 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