v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - 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.
thb (740) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly viscous impenetrable black without head. Aroma is (surprise!) chocolate and pumpkin spices. Taste is a little muddy. i like the pumpkin with the porter, and i like the chocolate with the porter, put all together it’s not as good. The beer itself is drowned out.
Damico (2787) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick unclear black with almost no head. Aroma brings straight baked pumpkin pie crust and some light sweet pumpkin notes. Flavor brings creamy pumpkin spice with a lighter body.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[6003-20131023] Tap. Smoked roasted grains aroma has a perfumey note. Black body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted grains flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/7/4/14) 3.5
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
Panzuriel (1380) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lost souls chocolate pumpkin porter had a great name, label too. The beer pours a rich brown black with a firm head of tan bubbles. The aroma is sweet pumpkin and spice. The taste is more of the same, roasted pumpkin with hints of milk chocolate sweetness, but it’s rather thin. The taste is one note. The body is rather thin as well. Over all disappointing.
AgentAle (945) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is rich malts, fig, dark chocolate and molasses. Taste is a chewy mouthfeel with sweet rich malts and rich chocolate. Finishes with light bitterness. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
monk191 (1217) - 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 (655) - 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 (1568) - 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 (455) - 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.