downender (6200) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Capital Alehouse (downtown), Richmond VA 9/11/2011. Dark brown with a slight, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and pumpkin aroma. Flavour had milk chocolate, more pumpkin and a hint of cinnamon and sweetish finish. Ok.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours black with half an inch of khaki foam. Slight hint of pumpkin on the nose. The taste is muddled and confused with nothing standing out. The combination of flavors is a bit off-putting.
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on November 5th, 2011.
Appearance: Pours a dark opaque.
Aroma: Aroma is of pumpkin and roasty malt..
Taste: Taste like an okay porter with some pumpkin as the sweetness. Light hop, stronger on roasted malt.
Palate:Slightly less than medium body, lingering aftertaste.
Summary:I like this beer even with the only okay rating as it is a different take on the pumpkin beer.
tia (881) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Medium dark brown thin head. Spicy yet clean smell. Overly spiced flavor. Harsh mouth feel.
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep brown body. Short, beige head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malts, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh vegetables. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly bitter. medium body, watery texture and moderate carbonation. Combining roasted malts with spice and pumpkin produces an odd flavor. Spiced pumpkin pie with chocolate? Just OK.
kassner (1349) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice beer and unusual for both apumpkin beer or Porter, mild, on both sides, easy drinking.
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown with thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet with cinnamon and spice. Smells nice, taste...not so much. A little sweet up front but leads into a metallic twang. Thin on the palate and finishes with some astringency. Not their best stuff.
jgb9348 (4694) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep rich dark brown coloured body with a thinnish tan head that tops the beer nicely and a lightly clear brown at the very bottom - around 70% opaque. Aroma of rich squash and pumpkins, a bit of alcohol, yeast, coriander seed and the very strong smell of nutmeg and allspice. Light-bodied; Sharp squash and toasty flavours up front, but a relatively watery taste soon afterwards, kind of mutes the taste. A little spices near the end, but a surprisingly understated beer, considering the pour and the smells. Aftertaste has a bit of a medicinal and slightly metallic note, with a touch of the spices and not much else. Overall, not such a strong beer, primarily due to the weak flavours and the thin body - interesting, because it seems to have a lot of potential when it comes out of the bottle. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 09-October-2011 for US$1.49 sampled at home in Washington on 27-October-2011.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->honker: Pours a a large, brown head atop an opaque, brown body. Aroma of pumpkin and spices, which is quite pleasing. Mildly sweet, medium bodied, exhibiting not a lot of sour or bitterness; perhaps some coffee flavor in there as well, but does end ever so slightly astringently. I’ve had this previously out of a bottle, straight, and I have to say that putting it in a glass does help considerably.