geologyguy (691) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
smells like black licorice to me...extremely dark..can’t see through it...dark, heavy malty....tastes a bit like licorice too...not very good...very complex but too many spices...guess it would be good occasionally...but not just to have a beer
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours near black, two finger head.
Smell lots of pumpkin and cinnamon.
Taste great coffee roast and pumpkin.
Medium body, velvety mouthfeel.
TheMaha (56) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured to shaker. I’m relatively new on the pumpkin beer bandwagon. They seem to be all the rage so I’m giving them a shot. I am a traditional porter lover however. The nose is intriguing and for me somewhat unexpected. The spices associated with pumpkin pie are present and jump to the fore. Cardamon/ cinnamon nutmeg some ginger and especially clove Yet I was left wanting in finding the strong coffee or bittersweet chocolate notes I love in a good porter. The taste follows the nose. There are nice savory spice flavors but not nearly enough pumpkin oomph! The bitterness from the dark roasted malts and hops offer a nice bite. But the mouthfeel is a bit thin and not as rounded as it could be. The maple syrup does make a cameo appearance at the end of the swallow. I would have liked a touch more. Overall an interesting effort not fully realized. I wouldn’t put this on the Thanksgiving table but it would be quite serviceable kicking back on the couch with Friday’s turkey sandwiches and leftovers.
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown in color, hazy with a thin tan head. Nice porter flavor thick chocolate and good finish. The pumpkin was light and creamy in the addition. I was hoping for more pumpkin and spice flavors.
garthicus (2670) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Appearance: ruby black, medium brown head. Aroma: toasty, malty, nice subtle pumpkin spice aroma with a hint of maple syrup, a hint of coffee there too. Nice. Flavour: creamy mouthfeel with a mild coffee and chocolate flavour, finely balanced in the background is a great pumpkin pie flavour, again with maple syrup. Long chocolate and pumpkin finish. Lovely.
Dodgrblu (607) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Sampler Pack, slightly spicy, good roastiness. Mild for a spiced beer.
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Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours with a nice rich looking mahogany body that has gold to copper edges and supports a tan head. The modest aroma offers up some dark roasted malts, burnt malts and then a mild pumpkin and spice sensation. The taste starts with a nice yet slim nugget of pumpkin and then it quickly picks up cinnamon to nutmeg spices before a hit of dark roasted malts and burnt malts takes this to midway and into the roasty finish. Darn nice stuff.
culchiem (2520) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is pumpkin and some spice. Flavour is mostly cinnamon and nutmeg, a little watery pumpkin. Overall a bit watery, and strange.
Arayaga2 (1783) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with an inch of tan head. Aroma is mildly earthy and spicy, with standard pumpkin spices. Taste is the same, though even more muted, with a slight baking cocoa bitter-sweetness. $3/22oz
UncleKorm (815) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear deep dark brown hue w/ a small tan head diminishing to a thin ring w/ nice lacing. Big spicy aromas. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are cinnamon, nutmeg, squash, coke-a-cola, and roasted malt. Medium bodied, watery mouthfeel, avg carbonation, and spices linger in the finish.