fiulijn (16658) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA
Dark brown color with creamy head. Some aroma of old times vegetable soup, roasted malt, spices. Lean mouthfeel, with chocolate and caramel flavor, lightly roasty, with moderate spice contribution, and low bitterness. Some vegetables too, celery.
Leighton (14752) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home in CT. pours clear, dark brown with a quickly fading tan foam head. The aroma has cinnamon, all spice, ripe pumpkin. Light to medium sweet flavor, simple dark malts, some chocolate, more seasonal spices. Light to medium bodied with fine, fizzy carbonation. Sweet finish, minimal bitterness, some chalky cocoa, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg. Tasty beer.
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Nose is roasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Dark chocolate, some toffee, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is mildly sweet and fairly spicy. Notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla. Sweet toffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some coffee.
bhensonb (12760) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours extremely darkly ruddy with orange glints and a transient beige head. Moderate pie spice aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is halfway pie spice, followed by a quick transition to somewhat smoky/roasty dark malt. It’s well done, but it lacks the spice to be an out of sight pumpkin, and the spice tends to obscure the typical chocolate in a porter. As to the maple syrup, I don’t have a clue. It does grab the mouth in a spicy manner, so it’s not a shy ale. Drinks very nicely.
BeerandBlues2 (10910) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, nutmeg, vanilla and pumpkin, light earthy hops. Pours opaque black with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Flavor is lightly bitter dark malt, light earthy hops and bitterness, faint cinnamon notes and pumpkin with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (10850) - 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.
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a bit hazy reddish brown appearance with a brown head. Vanilla, ginger, pumpkin, chocolate, caramel, cinnamon aroma. Maple syrup, toasted pumpkin, caramel/toffee, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger flavor. Somewhat spicy but pretty easy to drink.
Dogbrick (9824) - 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.
crossovert (9737) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle. Brown pour with an off-white/tan head. Smell is pie spice, toasted malt, caramel, and graham cracker. Flavor is a bit savory, has a definite roasted malt and cinnamon presence, it is dry with not much pumpkin flavor. Its decent.
DrSilverworm (8876) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle, from my local Kroger. Bottled Jul 15 15. Dark brown color, kind of clear around the edges. Thin off-white head, kind of bubbly, quickly fades to a minimal ring. Looks like cola, pretty much. Touch of dark chocolate, some watery pumpkin if you’re thinking on it, bigger spice, and some cola. Licorice. Medium-plus body, kind of thin, lighter kind of soft prickly carbonation. Touch of cocoa in the finish. Some roast malt, but a kind of watery flavor overall. Moderate-plus sweet taste, light bitter, mild bite. Kind of spicy, sweet, thin, with the porter/pumpkin flavors taking a backseat to spice/cola.