Pailhead (4806) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate ginger, lighter cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, chocolate, and a touch of roasted malt...maybe roasted pumpkin...or maybe power of suggestion. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a two finger tan head that has decent retention before fading to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is a good amount of thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate. The finish light ginger, clove, nutmeg, roasted malt, and a touch of coffee. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, the aroma makes me think pumpkin Porter. The flavor makes me think more of a winter spiced porter.
fiulijn (14512) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA
Dark brown color with creamy head. Some aroma of old times vegetable soup, roasted malt, spices. Lean mouthfeel, with chocolate and caramel flavor, lightly roasty, with moderate spice contribution, and low bitterness. Some vegetables too, celery.
boozedude (1788) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into glass...Black pour with brown head...pumpkin spice aroma..taste is same...good
JaBier (4888) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at the pumpkin beer tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 9/4/14. Pours darkest brown in color with a thick tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, malt and slight roast. Flavor of malt, anise and ginger before a roasty finish.
sloshgator (426) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Redhook Out of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter has potential but falls flat (literally). Sweet malty aroma coming from a dark brown pour and a fizzy head that quickly goes flat. Taste has a nice balance of malt with subtle hints of smoke and pumpkin flavors. Mouth feel is a little thin, though. Out Of Your Gourd is an original take on a pumpkin, but needs better execution. (I’ll update if this first bottle is an aberration.)
GoDawgs_BREW (2) - - SEP 8, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours burnt chocolate brown, aroma of pumpkin/molasses/cinnamon. Palate is left clean with minimal aftertaste.
This is a fantastic fall beer. Once the weather starts to drop and football is being played...this is the perfect beer.
chinchill (1863) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle.
Dark, opaque, red-brown body with a decent head.
Smells good but this is an overly spiced ale. Good bitter/sweet balance. Pumpkin pie spices dominate and mask the malt base.
thegreenrooster (3209) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasty malts with some spice. Flavor is an equally nice roasted malt with some cinnamon and spice. Finish is thin but has enough spice to be noticeable. Not great but a pumpkin porter is something different.
CWGentilhomme (3) - Concord, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smoky flavor. Nice dark color. Full and nice color. There was a good head to it also.
maxwelldeux (3662) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a thick and near-black color with very little head on there at all. Nose is a bit roasty and somewhat sweet, with a hefty amount of pumpkin and muted spice notes - just the way I like my pumpkin beers. Taste is just a tad sweet and ends up creamy, with the pumpkin really coming through. Pretty decent.