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 (2609) - 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 (2227) - 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 (1671) - Clarks Summit, 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 (1598) - 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 (7832) - 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.
edgallow (2031) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz draft pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, spices and cocoa. Taste is malts, spices and a hint of pumpkin.
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NachlamSie (2755) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bottle Revolution. I gave up on pumpkin beers a couple of autumns ago, but this one caught my interest. I can’t remember seeing a pumpkin porter before. This actually works because the fuller bodied beer covers up the spices a little. So while there is plenty of cinnamon and pumpkin in the flavor, it’s not overwhelming by any means. It’s on the lighter side of porters, but certainly full bodied enough. I might like it if it were roastier, but this is actually pretty pleasant.
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark porter looking with a ever so slightly reddish tint to it (that could have been the dark red walls in the dark basement of Black Squirrel though) with a somewhat stiff foam head. The aroma was sweet and pumpkin pie-y, but the fla vor had a little more roasted/toasted/burtn malt to it than the nose did.