monk191 (1459) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent dark pumpkin beer. Smells of pumpkin pie and spices. Taste has pumpkin pie upfront, with a smoky pumpkin seeds at the finish. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.
UXO (1000) - CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear ruby brown with amber-brown highlights, one finger of light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, minimal lacing. (3/5) Nose is dark roasty malt, dark chocolate, light vanilla, faint spices and earthiness. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Light to medium body, soft carbonation, medium bitter finish with some acidity. (3/5)
Not getting much of the ginger and pumpkin that are claimed to be in here - but that doesn’t bother me too much, all things considered. Almost a vinous quality on the flavour, particularly as it warms, and some earthiness that might be pumpkin or just the Fuggles hops. Pretty much a straight-up porter with not a lot to distinguish or recommend it. Decent without being memorable or exciting. (12/20)
GothGargoyle (1882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, pumpkin, malt, caramel, pumpkin spiced. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, slightly sweet on the palate. Taste is chocolate, caramel, nuts, hint of pumpkin. Not bad, mainly due to the very subtle use of pumpkin
darrennelson12 (456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In bottle ... nice aroma of chocolate and spice. Poured like a normal porter .. definitely tasted the cocoa, but the pumpkin was no where to be found. Overall a nice beer, but was hoping for more ...
jordanrich (9) - - OCT 26, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate/cinnamon aroma is striking but not overpowering. Pours like a typical porter, dark brown/chocolate in colour with decent head. Initial flavour is mostly chocolate with touches of cinnamon. Hard to discern any pumpkin, maybe just a touch of spice. Body is on the thin side, watery finish. Tasty but not remarkable.
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro, St. Augs. Medium brown, nitro head. Aroma is pumpkin, light cinnamon, molasses. Palate has more molasss, pumpkin, dash of alcohol. Finishes with a little chocolate syrup note. Delivers on its promises, which makes it one of the better P49 beers.
cmacklin (512) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Pours an opaque, dark brown almost black colour with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla and just a hint of pumpkin pie. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla and pumpkin spice with a bitter finish. Medium body with a thin, watery texture and soft carbonation.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Black color with nitro head. Mild aroma, the flavor is more pronounced, it has a good chocolate flavor, supported by mild sweetness. The cinnamon is very delicate, luckily.
pictoman (826) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from nitro tap. Near black with creamy off white head. Coffee roast and chocolate predominantly. Pumpkin and cinnamon very subtle in the background. Very creamy texture, could be the nitro.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of milk chocolate, cinnamon, and some nutmeg. Flavor was heavy on the chocolate, not so much of the pumpkin, and a lot less in the spices. The finish was very watery and thin which was surprising given the style and aroma/flavor. This coulda been a contender...