ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. A nicely creamy khaki-colored head of two fingers crowns the body well. It doesnít feature the best retention for the style, however thereís a nice patch of lacing down the side of the glass.
S: This is heavy on the pumpkin ale qualities, light on the porter ones. And even the former isnít that impressive. Light pumpkin and spicing are the dominating notes - thereís little in the way of roasted malts, chocolate or coffee. Not bad, just rather unassuming.
T: The flavor is much the same way - the only dark qualities that I can really taste is the clean, roasted dryness of the finish. Mild, generic spicing opens things up, before it finishes with a slight roasted flavor. This is bland, to the point where itís drinkable nature canít make up for it.
M: Clean and dry on the finish...a quality thatís hampered by the slight heft of the body itself. Thatís the only real problem with the feel. Itís the boring flavor that harms drinkability more than anything. Carbonation isnít quite as blistering as some porters.
O: This one just bores me. While thereís nothing wrong with it, thereís nothing that pops out as being impressive, either. Basically itís a middle of the road, please the masses kind of beer that simply isnít for me.
Tonkun (586) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark cola pour with some mocha head. Burnt soy sauce, licorice, dark roast, caramel, tire, pumpkin and spice. The aroma is a bit too much for me. Good carbonation in a medium and creamy body.
Maverick34 (2015) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Pours dark with mild head. Cinammon cloves etc. Malts etc. Decent unspectacular
Tstamba (199) - Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with almost no head or lacing. Smells of pumpkin and spice, but the flavor profile doesn't work that well for me... Meh.
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alobar (2593) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cola brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon, pumpkin, and roasted malt. Cinnamon flavor upfront with pumpkin, chocolate, and hint of roasted malt flavor. Creamy body and surprisingly good lacing.
MadRobin (1609) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle at Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD.
Very dark chestnut brown with a 2-finger tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, chocolate, roasted malt and nuts.
Taste of heavy cinnamon, roasted malt, nutmeg and brown sugar. The pie spices and malt are there, but taste "thin" and do not seem to play well together. Way too much cinnamon in there.
Medium/light body and medium/low carbonization.
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pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out a dark brown color with a small off white head. Aroma is of enchilada sauce, strange spices, and caramel. Taste is equally as odd as the aroma, vegetables, light chocolate, some pumpkin notes, burnt chocolate, some more odd spices. Very strange.
SPDickerman (866) - 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.
kidobutai (204) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark red, no head to speak of, and poor lacing. Slight cinnamon odor. Earthy taste with a real bitterness that I havenít tasted in other pumpkin beers. Most disappointing was the lack of any pumpkin flavor to speak of.
Darwenus (468) - Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark brown, the small head fades quickly. The aroma is slight. I picked up on a little malt and some spice, maybe allspice. The taste is slight, too. This thing is watery. Nothing at all up front, but in the finish there is a little bit of pumpkin and spice. And I mean a VERY little bit. There is just nothing going on here. But at least it doesnít taste bad.
BiddleBrau (865) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Anthonyís. Dark brown, white head. Roasty nose and spice. Dry roast flavor, spice here but light. Lighter robust porter.