Elwood (3009) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a dark cola like color with a muddy tan head. The nose has a good bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and other assorted pumpkin spice with a hint of roast. The flavor has a slight vegetal pumpkin note with a touch of honey, light brown sugar, cinnamon, and light earthy bitterness. Not exactly in harmony. Light to medium body with average carbonation. This brew doesn’t do anything to excite the drinker.
bierkitty (156) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and clear with ruby highlights and a good tan head. Lots of chocolate and a little pumpkin and spice came through. I liked it.
nittanyjim (53) - - NOV 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep brown with a thin tan head. Very nice pumpkin pie, clove, and cinnamon noise. Smooth and chewy start, quickly fading to over carbonation. Cola sweetness. Starts with so much promise but overall disappointing.
twj2000 (7) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found this to be a very good porter with more pumpkin than spice to the taste.
Beerdedone (2567) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, pumpkin, and nutmeg. Flavor was malty sweet with dark roasted malts, light pumpkin, cloves a touch of chocolate and a hint of cinnamon
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is not what I typically look for in a pumpkin beer. It had a burnt malty flavor and a slightly bitter aftertaste. It would definitely be a better beer if I was outside by a fire, but it’s not in my top pumpkin beers.
BREWMUSKCLES (2191) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is a very nice porter infused gently with Pumpkin and Pumpkin spice. There is a charming chocolate mint type component in the finish that is again gentle and totally charming. the brew is dark black and the body is moderate. demonstrative with a light vegetable profile.
Leafs93 (1640) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is pumpkin pie, caramel, toffee and roast. Taste is sweet with some light roast bitters. Medium bodied with a lingering finish.
NikkTwist (1512) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Moriartys. Very dark brown pour with a large fizzy tan head. Burnt chocolate. Chai tea. Black coffee. Quite spicy. Pepper. Cinnamon. Clove. Pumpkin Spice but no pumpkin. Very carbonated. Full flavor for a session beer. Not bad.
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s and on draft at Capone’s. Bottled version rated here. Pours turbid thick deep blackish brackish brown with tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, pumpkin puree and spice, mild hops and popcorn butter. Tastes malty, with hints of cacao, pumpkin, allspice, and a medium palate. Overall good but not great.