bubbleflubber (2159) - 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 Iíve had so far, and tries to stick to the qualities of a porter as best possible for the marketed masses. Decent.
George999 (387) - 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 (1717) - 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 (314) - 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.
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Drank from the bottle. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Taste is malty and spicy pumpkin.
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MetalNHopHead (1418) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pureed pumpkin, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger? Thatís a whole lot for one Porter. Whatís surprising is that Out of Your Gourd doesnít really reveal much of its added features. Thatís both good and bad. On the upside, Out of Your Gourd doesnít taste like some random-ass mess thatís weighed down by its added parts. Downside is you donít really get to appreciate the full effect of the included fall flavors. Aroma is quite nice: lots of sweet ní spicy character. Flavor is underwhelming. You get some pumpkin and spice but not much - and virtually none of the syrup. While Iím happy the additions donít spoil the integrity of the Porter, this wonít be a favorite fall treat for me. Iím still not sure Iím on board with pairing pumpkin and dark ale, either.
samsmith33 (772) - - SEP 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice spicy fall porter. Mostly black color with a tinge of "Burnt Siena" for you Crayola fans out there. Aroma is allspice, sweet potato, cinnamon nutmeg. Taste is squash, spices. Smooth, easy drinking fairly light abv.
Bring on the fall.
lobosaintori (89) - - SEP 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark black with a medium tan carbonated head. Aroma is of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin, very seasonal. Flavor is of assorted baking spices, much like a gingerbread cookie, more so than a pumpkin pie. not as much pumpkin as expected, more obvious with the aftertaste.
zoucrew102 (1369) - - SEP 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Roasted malt aroma with notes of pumpkin, pumpkin spice and maple. Pours deep brown with a thin light brown head with poor retention and very little lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt flavors with a little bit of pumpkin sweetness. Finishes smooth with the pumpkin spices, most notably cinnamon, coming through with a little bit of maple sweetness. Nice pumpkin porter.
HighlanderOne (1233) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of nut and licorice. Solid black with a bit of head. Tasting nut, coffee, cocoa, spice. Not as much pumpkin as there should be. Just a bit watery. Not bad.