nearbeer (4783) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottled Jul 15, 2015. Pours jet black with a spongy foam on top. Nose is earthy pie spice with some coffee, cocoa and dark toast. Flavors are earthy pie spice, squash, espresso and dark chocolate. A little heavy on the nutmeg and ginger. Still, lots of roast and pumpkin fight back to make this one quite a peasant surprise. Medium body has a pleasant, low-medium carbonation and a very drinkable balance.
tfontana (619) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2016 Bottle from Signal Variety in Plaistow NH. Aroma is strong pumpkin and associated spices--nutmeg, cinnamon. Color is dark brown--almost black with insignificant transient tan head fading quickly to a ring but with evident sparkle and nice lacing. Taste is mainly sweet pumpkin flavor with spices in aroma plus hint of anise. Palate is medium to full body with thick texture and lively carbonation (a little too much, especially for a porter) with a fairly abrupt finish. Overall, I like the pumpkin being used in a porter--not your average pumpkin beer. This is a pretty average porter but would be a great Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer if classified that way.
jcr (2527) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Deep brown body with a foamy tan head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malts, cinnamon, nutmeg. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture , lively carbonation. Bitter roast and pumpkin spices dominate the taste.
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!
tomer (2851) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks zvsn, smallish creamy bubbly head,very dark brown color, aroma of cardamom and ginger with cakey maltiness, flavor of cardamom and pumpkin with some chocolate, coffee and dark bread, light to medium body. Nice and quite easy to drink.
zvsn (1533) - ISRAEL - JAN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Brown-black with a small brown head. Aroma - spicy, ginger,pumpkin, coffee, cocoa. Sweet and spicy with roasted malt, caramel, dried fruits, chocolate. Medium-bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Nice.
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at zvsn’s place. Thanks zvsn. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, winter spices, malt, caramel and a bit of chocolate. Sweetish flavor, roasty, with chocolate, pumpkin, spices, malt, a coffee hint and a dry finish. Medium-bodied. Decent.
MadShaolin (100) - - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25-30 SRM, lots of pumpkin spice, creamy head. Definitely drinkable, no chewiness. Dark malt backbone helps prop up the heavy spice. One of the better halloween brews I had this year. (Just found this at the back of my fridge) :)
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Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany pour with a decent tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, pumpkin, some hopping, spice. Slightly dry and tangy on the palate. I like this.
ACHops (1292) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, served in a tulip glass. Pours dark brown with thin lacy dark mocha head. Aroma is thin lightly roasty dark malt, with light pumpkin, cinnamon, and spice notes. Taste is similar: decent flavor in the malt but body is rather thin. Pumpkin notes are light and balance well with the malt. The flavor is light overall, but leaves this balanced and very drinkable overall.