TheMaha (57) - 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.
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad pumpkin porter. Smoky body with the fall spices. Which are just a bit sweet for the beer. Decent fall six pack beer
KY_Beerhead (22) - - OCT 19, 2016
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Big fan of Porters, just not Pumpkin Porters. Literally poured it out. Iíll stick to pies and Jack O Lanterns.
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Redhook Out of Your Gourd has parts of a Pumpkin Beer with spice and Porter with chocolate malts. Yet it doesnít really seem to sum up both styles in a cohesive Fall seasonal. Light bodied and the chocolate malts dominate the palate.
johnnymusky (935) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from gary...900th beer tried...semi-milestone...lots of pumpkin on the nose....taste is good but lots of spiceyness...nice cold weather beer.
ehaak26 (126) - - OCT 9, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Black with a khaki head. Aroma of pumpkin and molasses. Taste is sweet.
vtafro (6743) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark pour with some head. Mostly spice, cinnamon, lighter pumpkin and dark roasted areas. Flavors are dark, spice, cinnamon, and malty flavors. Spice beer before porter, but still has porter notes.
Jow (3519) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the few non-NY or new England breweries at Troy brewfest. Dark pour nose is light pumpkin spice and chcolatey porter. Tastes of dark chocolate, cola, earthy, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove. Spices are subdued and touch of wood tones on finish.pretty good.
Patrickctenchi (6101) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black, with a small tan head.
A very enticing chocolate/maple/pumpkin aroma.
Taste is sweet,....but weak....chocolate malt, pumpkin.....diluted.
A shame, I really hoped the flavour would live up to the scent.....but alas, it was not to be.....maybe the next version will get properly amped up to match.
sulawang (1053) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Pours jet black with minimal head, dissipating ringed retention, singular stream surfacing.
Nose: caramelized roasted barley, cinnamon (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp, incoming sweetness
Mid-palate: light tingly, brown sugar roasted barley malt, (lvl-6-sweetness), prominent cinnamon/nutmeg
Finish: maple syrup, roasted malt exhale, very subtle ginger
Summary: Good body with plenty of roast and well-displayed spices, including the nice addition of maple syrup. Itís just a tad thin from the mids onward, and bit cloying, but otherwise enjoyable.
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a brown color with an off white head. pumpkin spices, some roastiness, and pumpkin.