Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma is of wintery spices and caramel. Great flavor, a lot of pumpkin comes through. Very light-bodied for a porter. Easily the best pumpkin beer Iíve tried so far.
hopdog (10913) - 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.
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2016
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, and chocolate malt aroma. Very dark brown with minimal head. Lightly sweet cinnamon, pumpkin, very light chocolate malt, and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Light body. Smells good but a pretty big let down in taste department.
brownaler (488) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smoky with a cinnamon spice mixed with pumpkin body with a bit of choclate.
swanmann (718) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pour into one of these (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91-iQoP dark chocolate brown with about a half inch of tan foam. Smells like maple, some spice, a touch of pumpkin, slight coffee. The flavor is about the same; medium sweet, pumpkin, chocolate, some bitter coffee on the back. Medium bodied but thins fairly quickly. Itís not bad but the pumpkin definitely plays the background.
NikkTwist (2469) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Irish Pol. Opaque black pour with a soapy/frothy tan head. Lots of lace. Mild blunted malt flavors but with a few darker notes. Hints of charcoal, molasses and dark chocolate liquor. Medium body. Pumpkin/gourd flavor is well in the background. Way too mild.
McGarnigle (605) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Iím not a fan of most pumpkin beers, so maybe itís a blessing that this is light on pumpkin spices (of course pumpkin itself doesnít taste like much). But itís also not much of a porter. On the dry side with decent chocolate and roast, but thin and lacking bottom end malts. Needs more base grains and maybe more crystal.
b33r (824) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with thin light brown head and no lacing. Aroma and flavor have moderate malts with light pumpkin flavor. A bit tart at first with a clean chocolatey finish. Okay overall, crisp, simple
rosenbergh (9803) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Duke's Waikīkī, Honolulu, HI.
Black color with a small tan head.
Roasted malt, licorice, spices and pumpkin in the aroma. The flavor is dry roasted malt, licorice, mild spices and some pumpkin notes. The pumpkin-ness is not that strong in the flavor... I appreciate that.
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tillmac62 (640) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
BOD 7/14/15. Pours dark as a starless night. When held to intense light it becomes a rich deep dried blood garnet - suitable this close to All Hallows Eve. The head volume is normal as is retention. Lacing is above normal.
The nose is a touch light, but delivers a fairly strong pumpkin over hints of chocolate and roast.
Light medium body with a smooth texture that lacks any creamy characteristics. Barely normal carbonation with a hint of effervescence in the middle and a slightly stronger finish.
The flavor profile is good primarily due to its balance and complexity. Intensity is lacking, being more like a very light version of a porter. It begins with a pleasant blend of flavors that slowly separate. It delivers only hints however, rather than bold flavor assertions. Chocolate, roast and pumpkin wander over a subtle spice note. Unfortunately, the spices are so light they are indistinguishable from each other. Bitterness is very subtle and has more of a roast quality. The finish is a slow fade of the aforementioned light flavors with pumpkin leading the fading pack.
This one, sadly, is more of a trick than a treat.
Derek881 (1231) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed a bottle of this beer poured into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a very dark amber-brown color with a huge creamy-foamy tan head with long retention and good cling and lacing. Its aroma featured nutmeg and spices along with a prominent pumpkin scent and some malty components. The beer was somewhat sweet with spices and a pumpkin effect, but also a bit of bitter earthiness and a touch sour. It was a fairly full and thicker beer with a watery body and average carbonation.