PorterPounder (4940) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine and Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a sticky off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma has some nice nutmeg and cinnamon notes. Flavor is robust with some subtle spice - nutmeg and cinnamon come to mind - does not overwhelm. Some potting soil and light chocolate come through in the back end. Mouthfeel is just hick enough. Pretty solid.
Cybercat (2771) - 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 (437) - 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 thereís a little flavor from the pumpkin.
Davhgbrew (723) - 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 couldnít compare. Lacking body in the middle and I had to search hard for any pumpkin or spiced flavor.
llcooldave (992) - 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 (6824) - 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.
alobar (2508) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola brown with no head. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, and roasted malt. Pumpkin flavor with hint of spice, roasted malt, and hint of chocolate. Very nice.
ziel (18) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Porter plus pumpkin equals great. I love porters and this has the hint of just the right spices.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, pumpkin, and spice. Tastes roasty, with pumpkin and spice. Medium to light mouthfeel, and finishes a tad uninspiring.
Brain_Parasite (59) - 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.
BVery (5129) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark chestnut brown pour with a small ring head. Nice aroma of clove, pumpkin, and spice. Taste isnít quite as bold but still good. Palate is thinner to moderate. Good beer.