5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: † Brown, thin tannish head, little lacing. † Faint pumpkin and squash, roasted malts. † Backside of cinnamon and nutmeg. † Not as roasty on the tongue, softer, spritzy, not thin but not as smooth as I would like. † Faint spices, overall. † Weak porter, good nose, but not as spicy as I would have liked, or heavy.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Porterís, Raleigh. Dark brown pour with a very lively carbonation, cola bubbles on top. Strongly spiced and surprisingly sweet nose, whereas I was expecting something more dusky and muted. But I suppose itís a pumpkin porter in the way of most pumpkin beers, that is to say: nutmeg and allspice covering up whatís a fairly indistinct base beer.
rondphoto (2888) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Opaque black/brown with a 1/4" beige head with good retention, streaks of lace. Taste is mostly chalky toasted malt with a hint of pumpkin and spice. Hop bitters enter at the finish and linger into more chalkiness. Only average, hardly more than just another beer to rate.
sonnycheeba (4244) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with average, creamy beige; good retention and decent lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, pumpkin, floral hops, chocolate, and light roast. Flavor pumpkin and dark malts forward with some chocolate and faint hops; dry, semi-bland finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a dark cola like color with a muddy tan head. The nose has a good bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and other assorted pumpkin spice with a hint of roast. The flavor has a slight vegetal pumpkin note with a touch of honey, light brown sugar, cinnamon, and light earthy bitterness. Not exactly in harmony. Light to medium body with average carbonation. This brew doesnít do anything to excite the drinker.
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark and clear with ruby highlights and a good tan head. Lots of chocolate and a little pumpkin and spice came through. I liked it.
nittanyjim (67) - - NOV 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep brown with a thin tan head. Very nice pumpkin pie, clove, and cinnamon noise. Smooth and chewy start, quickly fading to over carbonation. Cola sweetness. Starts with so much promise but overall disappointing.
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 (2956) - 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 itís not in my top pumpkin beers.