Gription79 (1578) - 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
esjaygee (3209) - 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 isnít as flavorful as the aroma would suggest. Light chocolate, spices and some roasted malt. Easily one of their better beers.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, 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 (145) - 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 didnít 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 didnít find out until after Iíd tried it.
ads135 (1572) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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 Iíve 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 (2188) - 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. Itís 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. Thereís some sweetness but just enough to bring out the spice so it doesnít cloy and so everything comes together quite nicely. Really a spice beer done right. Spices are very present but never overpower the beer.
dekester1 (260) - 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.