SDalkoholic (2229) - 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.
GreatDane1632 (947) - 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 (4473) - 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 (1857) - 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 (3245) - 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 (3868) - 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 (6203) - 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.
Homer321 (2633) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade. Holy pumpkin aroma. This is like pumpkin heaven. Pie spices, a wonderful vanilla note. Moderate clove. Pour is nearly black with a small brown head that does quickly. Taste is initially very roasty and dark chocolate. When cold the roast seems to overpower the spice. As it warms the vanilla and clove come through first in the flavor. A medium mouthfeel with a semi sweet but drying finish. As it warms up more the lighter spices seem to come through more while staying clove forward. Good stuff.
monk191 (1272) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great pumpkin. Pours a thick black with a tan head. Smells of spices, cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla and maybe a hint of pumpkin. Taste is thick and creamy to start, with lots off cinnamon and vanilla, and a malty finish. Had in the bottle.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a big foamy khali colored head that has excellent retention. The aroma is somewhat strong with pumpkin pie spices. The taste, like the nose, is a big dose of pie spices; add to that squash, chocolates, mocha and something earthy. The palate is full and creamy smooth and the carbonation is soft. Finished medium in duration and dry. Overall: Decent brewski.