emacgee (3445) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean ruby copper pour with one finger of foamy tan head. Lots of sweet pumpkin spice and a light coffee roast and caramel. Watery flavor and thin bodied, dry spicy character and some dark grain bite.
TURDFERGUSON (3574) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soda-like pour with a well carbonated off-white head. Nose of pumpkin, nutmeg, light roast. Flavor is spicey, again the roast takes a back seat, some metallic notes.
properhops (88) - - SEP 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFT3LoPZCgs
Appearance: Dark brown, 2 1/2-finger head, average lacing
Smell: Pumpkin, roasted malts, nutmeg, cinnamon
Taste: Medium/thin body, cherry, roasted malt, not much pumpkin nor spices mild carbonation, drinkable
Pairings: Fish & chips
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured 12 oz bottle to a pint glass. Mild pumpkin spice aroma. It is a good porter but I got ever little pumpkin favors. I wouldnít buy again.
ben4321 (3007) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at Capital Ale, 9/9/11
Aroma: The nose is sweet and spice, some nutmeg, pumpkin, bread, and malts.
Appearance: The pour is a brown color with a light brown head that lasts through the full drink.
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose but more subtle, light-medium sweet, minimal bitterness.
Palate: The body is medium, and it drinks decently, the duration is average, and the carbonation is soft.
Overall, I thought this beer was OK. It could have had the pumpkin notes be a little more pronounced, but it wasnít bad. I thought this one was a little deceiving in that it smelled better then it tasted, but it was still solid stuff.
dchmela (2405) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Pourhouse. Pours blackish (it was dark) with a creamy tan head. Roasted grain and pumpkin in the aroma. More roasted grain in the tase, hints of chocolate and pumpkin spice coming through. Nice autumn session beer.
Braudog (5028) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at County Grill. Nice visuals, dark and moody with a tan top. The initial whiff is nice too -- with a sweet edge. To the palate, however, this is a bit thin, and the sweetness wallows without much depth. (#4242, 9/9/2011)
radagast83 (3110) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, with a tan-brown head. Aroma was roasted malts, touch of spice. Certainly the porter character dominates over the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices - to a certain extent thatís to be expected, the beer is a lot darker and contains more robust ingredients that will normally overpower something like this. Thereís just enough hints of pumpkin in this one that itís pretty enjoyable.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic pumpkin pie aroma, clove in the forefront, lesser notes of cinnamon and allspice. Mahogany, medium tan head. Tart and chalky. Fairly nondescript flavor of charcoal and perhaps a bit of pumpkin. The pumpkin spice appears well afterward, in only minute amounts. innovative and nicely done. The spice appears to be added only to give it a neat nuance. This beer is porter first and pumpkin ale last. too tart, but a good beer.
dimenhetfield (2355) - , Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Dark black pour with a thin off white head. Aroma was very pleasant with hints of spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and a little bit of pumpkin. Flavor however didnít really match the aroma. Somewhat bland with a only a tad bit of pumpkin.