Lagerboy (668) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darkest brown, creamy beige head settles and lasts. Spiced chocolate aroma. Dark roasted chocolate malts, some coffee and allspice. Some faint spicy pumpkin does emerge as it warms, if you strain to find it. More would be nice. Average carbonation, medium bodied, lightly hopped. Mostly chocolate malt start to finish. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
v1rgil (150) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with mediun head foam stays. Aroma is chocolatey. First sip is watery smokey dark malts with a deep sweetness. Aftertaste is clean. Not bad. Clean finish but too rich to drink much of.
Gerbeer (857) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark red/brown with light head. Smoky, roasted malt and light espresso aromas. More porter than pumpkin/spice flavors but one can catch the later. Just my type of type of pumpkin beer. Nice.
Crit (3075) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black,nice tan head.Nose of dry malt & light roast.Roasty fore,light pumpkin/allspice mid, no noticeable chocolate.
CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pint sampled at Alibi Room. Slight white head atop a brownish body. Nose is slightly nutmeg and pie. Tasty though somewhat thin. Average.
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WheatKing (703) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A heavier porter, with the pumpkin in the background. Pumpkins seem to give a hollow alcohol-like aroma to beers. Spices and a heavier mouthfeel in the bouche. OK, and am looking forward to trying this porter on its own.
RumRunner101 (386) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour with a frothy brown head. Aroma is fairly straight forward porter - dark chocolate, coffee, and a hint of spice, primarily cinnamon. Nice roasted malt flavours, very subtle spices and a slight vegetal note. More beer than pumpkin spice, but enjoyable.
JHunter (626) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 Pours a dark black colour with a medium brownish colour head. The aroma is strong chocolate a roasted coffee and some pumpkin notes. flavour is sweet lots of chocolate Cinnamon nutmeg and light pumpkin. easy to drink lots of chocolate and light on the pumpkin and light on spice.
mcberko (4054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a very dark brown / near black with a small brown head. Aroma is almost all chocolate, no pumpkin detection for me. Flavour is well-balanced between the cocoa and pumpkin, giving both about equal room to breathe. Light-bodied, but fairly full-flavoured. Decently enjoyable.