SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Smells a little of chocolate and a very subtle pumpkin. Taste is a touch of chocolate, a hint of pumpkin, and a very subtle spice note. Medium-bodied with a smooth, wet texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Starr Hill Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter finishes with a faint kiss of pumpkin.
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, 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.
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.
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.
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours opaque brown with a light foamy head. Tastes rich and full of pumpkin. Nice and light on the spices. Smells like vegetables. Medium body and low / medium carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Rustico. Pours dark brown to black with a medium, bubbly tan head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, roast, nutty, chocolate), no hops, pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Flavor is malt dominant with pumpkin pie spices and no bitterness. Medium body, low warmth and carbonation with a dry finish.
cjbphd (6) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great aroma; excellent blend of roasty porter malt and pumpkin pie spices. Very dark brown, creamy looking, though little head fades quickly. Flavor is a sweet rendition of porter with a nice touch of pumpkin and spice in the background. Could use some balance. Good mouthfeel, though a touch watery for the style. Overall, a nice experience - my first time trying this style, and I’ll seek out others that might be more full bodied and balanced.
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Bistro, Staunton. Pours black with little head, rimming red hues. cinnamon and roast nose. Pumpkin sweetness, chocolate and roast, some spicy cinnamon. Mild astringent bitter. Pretty darn good.
dlovell2 (654) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with pumpkin spices. Sweet caramel malt flavor with roasted malt notes and some smokiness. Cinnamon and nutmeg finish with slight hops in the finish.
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Nose of cinnamon, nutmeg, other spices, malt, and pumpkin. Malt flavor, with a medium body, nutmeg, cinnamon, and spices linger in the dry finish. Very nice and drinkable.