Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
THOUGHTS: Not as good as I was hoping for. Sort of watered down. And what flavor was there was sour. Pumpkin and pumpkin pi spices were very subtle.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was nearly black in the glass with red highlights and an average, tan head that kept a thin sheet ad left barely fair lacing. The aroma had light; roasted malts; hints of chocolate and sour coffee; a little sour pumpkin; and hints of pumpkin pie spices. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and lightly sour and bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and bitter, and moderately sour with an average duration. There was roasted malt, sour coffee, hints of sour pumpkin, slight pumpkin pie spices; and a little chocolate. But overall it was a little watery. The medium body was oily and then dry with soft carbonation and a lightly astringent finish.
EithCubes (5025) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle PKG ON 09/11/14. Nose is heavy pumpkin pie spice with a little earthy malt but really only a little. Deep red-brown pour, not quite enough to hit critical mass and appear black in the glass, also a foamy tan head. Taste medium bitter (!) with earth and a little vegetal matter, light spicing but some astringency. Thankfully not heavy on clove and cinnamon (this one’s basically all nutmeg with a little allspice), the dark and roasty porter can shine through, unfortunately it’s not a great one.
samsmith33 (394) - - OCT 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Blend.
Taste: Some pumpkin, but mostly a weak porter. Adhy aftertaste.
Appearance: datk black pour, no head.
kaser (2904) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour from bottle. Off white head. Spicy cinnamon sugary aroma. Sweet and candy like. Bitter aftertaste. Pumpkin beer at its best in this porter
jcnielsen (2197) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with off white head. A lot of pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon, brown sugar, malty aromas. Pumpkin, a lot of spices, slight roasty flavors. Pretty heavily spiced pumpkin beer. Not digging this one to much.
rosenbergh (7157) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. (Martin's) Winchester, VA.
Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny tan head.
Strong aroma of spices, sweetness, malt, Coke, vegetables and some candies in the aroma. The flavour is... very bad... with spices, Dr Pepper, Coke, sweetness, gingerbread, mild roasty notes and some hops. Unbalanced and unpleasant.
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Beerathon (1232) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of the worst porters Ive ever had. So thin, watery even. Coffee, pumpkin pie spices in aroma and taste, but not in unison. Bleh.
raymow (828) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled - tastes and smells like a cross between a pumpkin beer and a porter - hence the name I guess. Not bad and not great. Drinkable. Nice color and mouthfeel.
woodychevy (391) - - OCT 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not great. Seems like a porter base would pair well with the pumpkin- but in this case it was decent idea, poor execution. Pours a transparent brown- body too thin. Pumpkin spices seem overly prevalent with little malt/hop backbone. Watered down. Balance is off. Just Meh.
Imaena (1858) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. This is a middling brew without a whole lot going for it. The pumpkin flavor tastes over wrought.
Westmeister (1792) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark pour with minimalish but splashy head. Smell is pumpkin spice, little bit of roast. Taste is really bland with some light pumpkin flavors and a weakish porter base.