cblado (298) - Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a thick dark brown color. Tan head, some lacing. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. Some malt. Flavor is heavily spiced. Overall it’s an okay seasonal. Tastes pretty sugary and artificial to me, though.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Bottled Jul 15 15. Dark brown color, kind of clear around the edges. Thin off-white head, kind of bubbly, quickly fades to a minimal ring. Looks like cola, pretty much. Touch of dark chocolate, some watery pumpkin if you’re thinking on it, bigger spice, and some cola. Licorice. Medium-plus body, kind of thin, lighter kind of soft prickly carbonation. Touch of cocoa in the finish. Some roast malt, but a kind of watery flavor overall. Moderate-plus sweet taste, light bitter, mild bite. Kind of spicy, sweet, thin, with the porter/pumpkin flavors taking a backseat to spice/cola.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4668) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red Hook’s 2014 Out of your Gourd Pumpkin Porter 5.8% Bottle served in a shaker pint.
This was picked up on Rakuten from Yamaichi. It pours a deep cola black with a thin brown head of foam that dissipated fast.
The aroma is really nice, light cinnamon, nutmeg, hints of ginger in a chocolate bun. Yum.
Medium to light bodied, the initial flavor is pumpkin pie spices, then roasty dark malts, a dab of chocolate and pumpkin flesh in the finish. I am digging this beer, solid - then again it’s a year old so fresh it may have been a spice bomb...
drjay44 (3440) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Bottle July 15 2015. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, with minimal lacing, over a clear, dark brown body.....nose is cocoa, light chocolate, no coffee, from the roasted malts, light cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg from the spices, no esters or hops, balance to the spices......taste is slightly sweet, with moderate cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, light cocoa, hints of chocolate from the roasted malts, light earthiness, finishing dry with mild herbal hops spice bitterness.....mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, low carbonation. This is an interesting beer. The pumpkin was used with a light hand, and is hidden under the spices and the roasted malts. As such, it is more of a spiced Porter than a pumpkin beer many of which are overly dominated by the squash taste. This really is a Spice/Herb/Vegetable, rather than a Porter. BJCP 6/3/10/4/5
sharkbcr (160) - Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a modest tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts. Taste is slightly sweet with a hint of cinnamon. Overall a decent pumpkin porter that isn’t overwhelmed by the pumpkin.
ordybill (1345) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass in a pub in Gettysburg, PA. This beer has a black color with a tan colored head. the aroma is full of malt and yeasty bread with a hint of pumpkin. The flavor is very malty with a slight pumpkin flavor, very nice. I found this to be one of the most interesting takes on pumpkin beers and I would definitely drink this again.
bubbleflubber (2167) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a chocolate-mahogany hue into the glass, with an initial frothy choco-tan head that reduces to a thin ring of suds that leaves no lacing of which to speak. The nose is of chocolate and pie spices, focusing on clove. Flavors of sweet processed pumpkin, black cherries and dark chocolate, finishing with Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and light clove and ginger notes. The mouthfeel is smooth with semi-active carbonation. The medium body is easily quaffable on the palate. The best Red Hook offering I’ve had so far, and tries to stick to the qualities of a porter as best possible for the marketed masses. Decent.
George999 (412) - Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, the color is solid black with light barely penetrating, the head is thick dissipates slowly is brown white in color, the aroma is punkin spice with a little sweetness, the taste is rich a good amount of spice and there are chocolate notes as well. The mouthfeel is medium not very thick, the finish is roasted and a little spice notes.
tnkw01 (1728) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep, dark brown. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice and chocolate. Taste is pumpkin pie, vanilla, and chocolate.
arn8897 (329) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of pumpkin and spice. Flavors the same with some malty sweetness. Medium palate. Really nice ale.