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. 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.
tfontana (156) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Signal Variety in Plaistow NH. Aroma is strong pumpkin. Color is clear dark red--almost black. Insignificant transient head. Taste is mainly sweet pumpkin flavor. Palate is medium to full body with above average carbonation (a little too much for a porter) with a fairly abrupt finish. A unique style executed pretty well.
jcr (2346) - 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 (2161) - 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 (1019) - 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 (8423) - Tel Aviv, - 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) :)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sizzler80 (501) - 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 (957) - 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.
ronaldtheriot (1522) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red Hook Out of Your Gourd has a thick, creamy, cream-beige head, a very dark brown appearance, with ruby highlights, as the light hits it, and spider web lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of subtly spiced pumpkin, malt, and sugar. Taste is of dark, spiced bread, syrup, and slightly burned popcorn. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Red Hook Out of Your Gourd finishes semi-dry, mellow, and not overly spiced. RJT