VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Rattle & Hum, New York. Colour is slightly cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, spices, biscuit, hints of ginger, caramel and malts. Too spicy for me.
Koelschtrinker (13109) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vollmundig gewürziger Antrunk, trocken nach Kürbis, mild herb. Hell schokoladig, Noten von Spekulatius, Zimt, steigende Süße. Zum Ende schwerer, gut! 9/10/8/11/9/9
chinchill (3127) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Undated 12 ounce brown glass bottle of "DARK ROBUST PORTER" served in a snifter. [from notes]
Appearance: Very dark and reddish mahogany body that looks nearly black but is clear and has exceptional ruby-mahogany edges. Creamy tan colored head soon reduces to a ring but leaves some decent lacing on the glass.
Smell: Medium and dark roasted malts with light spicy hops and hints of coffee and roasted nuts. Aroma strengthens and improves with warming.
Taste: Hops contribute a nice bit of spiciness and lead to an excellent sweet/bitter balance, but the flavor is clearly dominated by roasted malts. Mostly a dark roast and there’s a touch of smoke in the finish, but no unwanted burnt flavors. Roasted nuts, dark malt and an abundance of coffee in the lingering and mildly bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth, with a medium+ body and near perfect carbonation.
O: a relatively gentle, subtle and refined American porter with admirable balance and complexity. Not as rich or strong as a typical Robust Porter.
Kevin (2156) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. clear light orange body with a minimal head. pumpkin spice and vanilla aroma with an inviting roast scent. pumpkin spices present in the flavor with a strong burnt note that pulls away from everything else. bubblegum notes in the flavor work well with the vanilla orange cream and spice though. as this warms the burnt note drops further into the background, but remains in the finish. not a bad sipper
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!
WABeerFiend (327) - - JAN 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 07.08.14.
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 08.14.14.
A: Pumpkin pie with the crust and all.
A: See through reddish amber with a fizz that quickly fades to nothing.
T: Pumpkin pie, sweet spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar.
P: Very bubbly and crisp.
O: It’s liquid pumpkin pie. It does have an edge on the back end probably for balance. This is a fantastic pumpkin ale, but they release it way too early. It was weird drinking this in the August heat.
Idiosynkrasie (5020) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Cloudy, amber-ish golden colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Intense pumpkin aroma, notes of almond biscuit (Spekulatius), spritz biscuits, pumpkin pie. Taste has identical pumpkin pie notes, hints of almond, pistachio, a cautious, spicy cinnamon touch, some bitter hoppy overtones. Very controlled; mild sweetness, in no way over-spiced - excellent!
Jlax10 (19) - Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy light brown, not much head on this beer, and no lacing to speak of. Smell is absolutely amazing....lots of pumpkin & nutmeg. Very sweet smell, and the taste is very sweet as well. ABV is very well hidden, if you like pumpkin pie, you will like this beer....possibly a bit too sweet, but all things considered a very good beer in my book.
TizzleJizzle (736) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
24oz bomber. Poured an unfiltered hazy golden color with a thin white top and minimal lacing. Taste of hardcore spice, pumpkin, caramel malts, and nutmeg. Medium carbonation, medium body. Overall too spicy for me.
beersammich (71) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I’d classify the smell as pumpkin cologne. The taste is a bit better, but not much. disclaimer I’m not a huge pumpkin beer fan and this wasn’t an exemption.
Had from a bottle.