jnkor (312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is black licorice and spice. Color is dark almost black with a small white head. Taste is spiced with some malt, and lasting bitterness. Palate is dry and sweet, but also bitter.
anthony850 (70) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A lot of spice not one of the better pumpkin stouts
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PorterPounder (4943) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 22 oz bomber. Dark brown leading to black pour with a bubbly khaki colored head that leaves a small trace of lacing. Aroma has some ripening vegetable accents, a touch of pumpkin pie spice. Flavor has some pumpkin pie spice notes, some horehound candy, a brief hint of chocolate, just a hint of molasses. Mouthfeel is slightly thin for an Imperial Stout. Decent, but not writing anybody back home about this one.
jcos (1356) - Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with J/Michelle/Shane/Jess on December 7th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark maroon.
Aroma: Aroma of pumpkin, some nutmeg.
Taste: Light roasty stout, balanced amount of pumpkin, some light pumpkin spice.
Palate:Medium body, quick finish.
Summary: Glad I finally opened my bottle of this. Really nice beer, and really I wish there were more varieties of base beer used in the "pumpkin" style as I only know of this and a few porters of the pumpkin style.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11 ounce pour - Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a constant coating of beige suds. Faint lace on the descent.
Smell: Heavy toast, agreeable roastiness, and the familiar fragrant notes of Pumking, with pumpkin, blended spices, and graham cracker crust action.
Taste: Notably Pumking-y, but, now, with a roasty element of slightly burnt pumpkin pie crust edges. The range of spices from the original now with a sprinkling of cocoa powder. Satisfying, it holds in a roasty, pumpkiny, comfortably warming pattern until the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium, albeit soft level of carbonation.
Overall: Looks stout-like, but feels more like Pumking, which isn’t a bad thing at all. More fun than watching Youtube clips of Black Friday fights. So what if I like watching people act like animals at stores.
jzzbassman (1414) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What?!? A ST Impy stout that doesn’t leave me reaching for the insulin? Seriously, this hits all my happy notes as a well known pumpkin addict. Everything good about Pumking is here, with the spices, but I was surprised at just how well the roasted pumpkin integrated into a stout. Excellent in all regards.
Thewade (226) - USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. pours black. medium body. Subtle pumpkin and spice. Not your typical pumpkin beer. Different enough, and it works for me.
jcnielsen (1312) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Exira Beer Summit IV. Pours a black color with off white head. Pumpkin cookies and ginger snaps aromas and flavors. I wasn’t expecting to like this one, but it’s pretty fun to try, but probably wouldn’t want to drink more than a point of this.
glider (54) - Shrub Oak, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
INTERESTING YEST STRANGE. nOT A SESSION BEER, BUT BETTER THAN gUINESS. REALLY HEARTY
olr1984 (712) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a a dark brown with a tan head. Taste like pumking with chocolate mixed
ilovedarkbeer (2139) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown color. Notes of nutmeg, smoke, dark chocolate, and roasted acorn squash. Lively yet supple mouthfeel.