Nsanders (991) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Happy Gnome. Near black with a tan head. Chocolate, malty, light pumpkin, cinnamon and milk. Dryly sweet. Body is creamy with soft carbonation. Tasted really good at first, but has a lingering dry chocolate flavor thatís not as great.
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz to snifter. Stout colored pour. Roasted aroma. A little bit of pumpkin spice aroma. Chocolatey roasted malt flavor that finishes with an odd sour bitterness.
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draught at the Crescent Moon
The beer pours basically black with a big head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is like an apple spice scented candle, no more... no less... ok maybe a little more, like some cotton candy, a touch of rostiness. Way sweet & spicy smelling.
The flavor is apple, cinnamon & other rich spices at a level that itís a touch weird. The beer is lightly bitter & lightly roasty, very sweet with some jolly rancher character. itís actually rather clean but itís just beyond weird and not especially stouty...
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Richmond 19th. Medium to dark brown. Aroma of chocolate and pumpkin. Lots of chocolate in the nose. Flavor is tons of chocolate, a faint hint of pepsin. Vanilla too. Really quite nice. Not sure I would have detected pumpkin on the aroma if there hadnít been a big orange one on the label here.
obguthr (5587) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich chocolate syrup nose. Clear brown, medium yellow head. Chocolate flavor, leaning toward the darker varieties.
tia (1681) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RG 19. Medium-dark brown with dissipating head. Smells chocolaty and a little fruity. A little spiced, chocolaty, bitter. Nice dry bitter finish.
HopTsing (546) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle poured a dark brown brew with a tan head. Wonderful aromas of chocolate, malt, sweet tobacco. Flavors of chocolate, lightly coffeed. Medium bodied and a bit dry.
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of pepsican and shared at the 19th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear dark red color with lots of tiny black floating particles. Aroma of pumpkin, chocolate, mild roasted notes, mild nuttiness. The taste is nuttiness, pumpkin, caramel, chocolate, vanilla. Medium bodied, astringent. Meg.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle:   Nearly black, thin tannish sudsy head, little lacing.   Odd spicy sweet potato and roasted malt nose.   Spicy start, but more of a spiced candle than anything.   Sweet too.   When I read the description I see it was brewed with artificial flavor.   Nail on the head, artificial, as thats how it tastes.   Has a weird fancy vanilla candle aspect.   Yeah, autumn spiced candle with vanilla.   Some overly sweet mocha like notes on the finish.   This was tough...
badgerben (4852) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black color with a medium head. Dark fruit and a tannic aroma. Roasty flavor. Slightly acrid. A bit tart and dry. Could have been the start of an infection.