kidmartinek (3715) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty dark black color. Sparse tan ring of foam medium thin body. Aroma is dominated by licorice with hints of pumpkin.. So is taste, followed by clove, again, with the pumpkin only a hint. This is pretty good, mostly because.clive is.awesome, but misses the pumpkin mark!
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Downtown Wine & Gourmet, Harrisonburg. Pours a clear dark brown with red tints. Medium sized frothy tan head, decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, pumpkin, roast, ginger, other herbal and vegetal notes. The taste is roasted malts, maple, chocolate, pumpkin, mild spices in the finish. Thin-medium bodied, strong carbonation.
Strykzone (5003) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. This pours quite dark with a one finger tan head sitting on top. Thick lacing. Lots of spice in the aroma. Nutmeg leads. An interesting feel. It is like wet powder. Fall flavors of nutmeg, pumpkin with maple. Hops arenít really tasted but somehow they can be felt. Earth grows as does the spice at the finish. This is more of a pumpkin beer than a porter.
crajun (974) - , Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Where is the pumpkin. Below average porter but not a bad beer. Roasted aroma with a earth and slight spice aroma. Nice dark pour. I dont taste pumpkin at all. Watery roasted and burnt malt and slight spices and not necessarily normal pumpkin pie spices. Meh
geologyguy (705) - 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..canít 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. Iím relatively new on the pumpkin beer bandwagon. They seem to be all the rage so Iím 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 wouldnít put this on the Thanksgiving table but it would be quite serviceable kicking back on the couch with Fridayís turkey sandwiches and leftovers.
BrewDad (5004) - 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 (2693) - 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 (612) - 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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