dlbeer (383) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown/red pour with creamy tan head. Smells of light smoke and roasted malts. Tastes of roasted malts, caramel, cinamon, sweet vegetables, and slight smoke. Smooth finish. Very good.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to nuplastikk: pours a mostly transparent dark mahogany with a thin beige head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel malty nose with some cinnamon and nutmeg spice. Starts with pretty good fullness and some dark malty sweetness with good balance of pumpkin pie spice before a drier, slightly bready finish. Pretty well-balanced and drinkable.
Steve_0 (1255) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home courtesy of elkhunter36. Fucken A, bro - Thanks! Pour is deep brown with a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Big spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, light roast, and cocoa in the aroma. Taste is again big spice, nutmeg, pumpkin pie, cinnamon sticks, caramel, chocolate, dweet potatoes, and dirt with a spicy bite on the back-end. Thin mouthfeel with high carbonation. Could definitely benefit from more body and heavier malt notes, but not a terrible beer.
timmy4 (18) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Better than most pumpkin ales, which are very weiss-like, this beer has a more balanced flavor. The sweet potato and pumpkin are more subtle than other pumpkin ales. I am no hurry to buy more of this beer, but I will likely try it again next fall
nuplastikk (3284) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Deep opaque brown-black with a big beige head. Smooth pumpkin pie aroma. More pumpkin than porter, this is heavily spiced. Fresh, no off flavors to speak of. Rich and sugary, but most of the malt flavors are really covered up by the pumpkin pie spices. A decent enough offering, but not as good as a lot of other dark pumpkin beers Iíve had.
MIBRomeo (2346) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour w/ a nice tan head that dissipates into large almost soapy bubbles from its tiny bubbled start w/ some nice thick lacing. My first sniff was a hint of chocolate, then touches of sweet potato as it warmed started to become noticeable along w/ some hints of pumpkin pie spices. Average palate. The flavor is odd nutmeg and cinnamon over a roasted malt with an odd hint of chocolate... after that thereís a spice that I would associate w/ pumpkin, but not really much pumpkin or sweet potato as the bottle would suggest. Not bad, but a bit odd.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 Poured deep brown with a well-retained smoked beige head. The aroma picked up roasty, sweet chocolates paired with sweet potato and pumpkin.. nutmeg and clove accents.. smelled good. The flavor found toasty black malts, chocolate, and vanilla at the core, with pumpkin meat, nutmeg, and cloves around.. sweet overall, but well-balanced and tasty. Light-medium bodied, sweet, and a bit grainy on the palate.. very drinkable.
crossovert (4561) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better pumpkin porters out there. I thought this one was nicely earthy with good porter flavors and a support of pumpkin, not in your face pumpkin.
TheAlum (4289) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Milwaukee, WI). Pours a rich roasty brownish hue with ruby edges, a light haze but darker body. Significant frothy tannish head, healthy ruby glow throughout. Striking. Aromas are touches of toffee and cocoa, a firm pumpkin spice of cinnamon and nutmeg, gentle vanilla and cocoa. Some brown sugar and cinnamon takes the lead. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a touch lighter with firm spicing kicking up front, the cinnamon and nutmeg offer some life with dry roast and toast coming in after, gentle pumpkin puree, with some roasty coffee and dryness coming into the middle. A touch of cacao is dry, mellow spice lingers throughout. Flavors are on, the beer itself could use a touch more body as the backend offers some sweetened coffee, touches of cocoa, roast, toast. Biscuits, bread, and just a faint dollop of sweetness more in line with brown sugar than caramel malts. Not bad, the body was underdone, but the aroma, appearance, and front end have some promise.