reggiedunlop (3648) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head...nice retention and lacing. Aroma has light chocolate...like a tootsie roll...noticeable sweet taters and very mild pumpkin. Flavor has some roasty and earthy notes...dark chocolate is very present...pumpkin is very faint and I may not have picked it out if I didnt know it was there. Mouthfeel is a bit thin for a porter...finish is roasty and lingering Into mild sweet potato.
Scipio (820) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep brown with a medium, foamy beige head. The aroma has cinnamon and nutmeg dominating, along with pumpkin, sweet potatoes and some mild vanilla. Taste is similar to what I was expecting from the nose. Its very well balanced, with perhaps the cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin standing out the most. The sweet potato impressions come out more at the end. Very short aftertaste of pumpkin and sweet potato. Thin in body, with a creamy texture, and soft sudsy carbonation. This one accomplishes what it advertises. Its alright, but not terribly exciting.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, large frothy beige head, spotty lacing.   With this much head it seems almost like its infected.   Spicy nose, definite sweet potato or yam.   Pumpkin spices seem secondary.   Sweet roasty
start, slight lactose, a bit of yam, soft cinnamon and nutmeg.   Slight tartness to it.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   A little airy on the tongue, otherwise moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with yams,
ginger, roasted malts, a little campfire, soft cinnamon/nutmeg, and a little lactose.   I should have drank this earlier, but as is its different and fairly tasty.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear ruby brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of pumpkin spice, dark roasted malt, mild chocolate, ginger and spice cookie. Thinner bodied brew isn’t as flavorful as the aroma would suggest. Light chocolate, spices and some roasted malt. Easily one of their better beers.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured clear, deep garnety-brown with a short, uniform tan head. The aroma picked up sweet, lightly-roasted vanilla, chocolate, and pumpkin meat with accents of nutmeg and cinnamon.. very good components, but it came across too sweet. The flavor found pumpkin meat, sweet potato, and cocoa sweetness at the core, with cocoa bitterness, nutmeg, and tangy, harder-to-identify spices around.. the body really dropped off on the tangy, grainy finish. Light-medium bodied and more tangy than I wanted on the palate.. I wanted to like this more than I did.
MaltOne (315) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap, I ordered it because the alternatives didn’t sound that interesting. It was surprisingly good. Pour was dark with a modest and brief head. Aromas of chocolate and licorice. Flavors of licorice, ginger snaps, choolate, roasted malts. Medium body with nice linger flavors. Overall a nice suprise. Had I known it was made with pumkin and sweet potato, I might have passed on it - glad I didn’t find out until after I’d tried it.
ads135 (4129) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly good. Surprising because I’ve never had a pumpkin porter, much less one with sweet potatoes as well. The flavors work well together, however. Spicing, rich in chocolate, but compared to other porters, the coffee and roasted character is mild.
Frank (3971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours a nice, deep garnet brown w/ a relatively short lasting head of mixed bubbles. The nose has a good strong roasted component but is definitely on the lighter side of roastiness for a porter. It’s got an undercurrent of sweet cinnamon spices but really this is a porter at heart, at least as far as the nose goes. Once you taste it, the spices really brighten and become more of a centerpiece. There’s some sweetness but just enough to bring out the spice so it doesn’t cloy and so everything comes together quite nicely. Really a spice beer done right. Spices are very present but never overpower the beer.
dekester1 (353) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a very dark, nearly black color with a thin beige/tan head with minimal lacing. Aroma included roasted malts with a light fruity twinge with fall leaves in there too. Taste was complex - roasted malts, sweet potato and pumpkin/spices with a mild hop finish. Palate was fairly decent. Overall, a nice complex tasting fall/winter seasonal brew. A nice sampler for in front toasty fire on a cold night.
Gription79 (2802) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle.
Aroma: pumpkin pie spices, slight chocolate, roasted malts, sweet squash
Appearance: dark brown with a thin tan head
Taste: chocolate with pumpkin pie spicing, slight pumpkin/squash meat
Palate: creamy, full bodied
Overall: a very nice holiday spiced porter, very enjoyable