TheMaha (54) - 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.
Bcoble003 (244) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow this is different it has slight pumpkin, but it has heavy coffee flavor small nutmeg taste too overall not to shabby!
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TizzleJizzle (529) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle big thanks to Phatdog1! Poured a dark brown/black with a thin khaki top. Taste of pumpkin, nutmeg, spice, and roasted malt. Medium body, medium-high carbonation. Delicious brew!
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, small to moderate frothy beige head, little lacing.   Spicy nose, nutmeg, allspice, a touch of ginger.   Spicy start, similar to what the nose suggests.   Pale roasted malts.   Not all that big or heavy.   Pretty much what I expected for Redhook.   Still, the spices are stronger than your average pedestrian Pumpkin Porter.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft spicy finish.   Nutmeg, ginger, with soft roasted malts.   Respectable.
downender (5908) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Dark brown with a short-lived, off-white head. Spicy pumpkin, cinnamon and ginger warmth, before some sweetness and lingering, roasty finish. Good.
MadRobin (1693) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque, brown-black with a small tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and mild pie spices.
Taste of roasted malt, bitter nutmeg, cloves, caramel, aluminum and that bitter squash chemical that I abhor.
Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation.
This beer needs to warm thoroughly to be worth drinking. The nasty squash flavor dissipates with time.
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Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich, opaque dark chocolate brown with a fine-bubbled tan head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, roast malt, pumpkin, and quality coffee. Flavor does not disappoint, providing nice coffee, chocolate and spiced pumpkin notes with a smoky hint. Texture is firm, smooth and rather fizzy. Porter that pumpkin, and happy wherever holiday you celebrate!
EdInSaltLake (518) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Spiced, a little malty (chocolate, sweet, bread). Flavor: Spice, and sweet, chocolate/roasted malt. I think there’s a little flavor from the pumpkin.
Davhgbrew (886) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had off tap at Fado iris pub in downtown Seattle. Having just had Alaskan porter the day before, this one couldn’t compare. Lacking body in the middle and I had to search hard for any pumpkin or spiced flavor.
llcooldave (1032) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black in the glass. Aroma of some pumpkin and spice with a hint of cocoa. Clean bittersweet dark cocoa and a hint of sweet spice and more pumpkin. Overall, tasty and perfect for Thanksgiving.
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 001: Pumpkin-tastic 01 on 11/22/2013. Dark mahogany pour with a medium tan head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of nutmeg and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of cinnamon, roast malt and pumpkin spice. The finish is sweet with spices and mild malt in the aftertaste. Decent overall.