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.
DedicatedToFun (3057) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, black pour. Tan head, nose if pumpkin, taste is pumpkin plus chocolate plus coffee
jbruner (2502) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep hazy black brown on cask with thin tan head that leaves good lace. Aroma of pumpkin spice and dark roasty malts. Taste is pretty much all of the spice, no roast. Not too bad.
nasmith003 (103) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
caramel, brown, cloudy, minimal head, medium body, average carbonation, long finish,
tnkw01 (1187) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Large head that quickly disappears and then not much after that. Clear, medium, dark brown in color. Aroma is the usual pumpkin pie spice but with notes of roasted grains. Taste is really disappointing. A little too much cinnamon not a nice balance in the spice and it was weird with the burnt grain, coffee flavor.
Itzjerm (1401) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a very impressive beer. Has a nice pumkin aroma. Is a bit thin on the tongue and carbonation comes through almost more than anything. Little to no head. No pumkin past first drink. This is really subpar.
Dogbrick (8682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 017: Pumpkin-tastic 02 on 10/13/2014. Dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes quickly. Short strings of lacing. Roasted malt and spice in the nose. Light body with flavors of roast malt, pumpkin spices and slight coffee. The finish is somewhat thin with a roasty malt and allspice aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
ndfreak77 (116) - USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle, poured dark black with slight off white head. Very aromatic filed with pumpkin spices. Nice malty flavor infused with cinnamon, ginger and brown sugar. Finishes with a slight bitterness.
EithCubes (5089) - 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 oneís basically all nutmeg with a little allspice), the dark and roasty porter can shine through, unfortunately itís not a great one.
samsmith33 (402) - - 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 (3124) - 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