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.
Cybercat (3649) - Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comes out of the growler opaque chocolate brown with a thick and frothy tan head. Roast malt aroma has notes of cinnamon, pumpkin, and caramel. Flavor has pleasing malt, pumpkin, spice, and subtle caramel notes - a joy to drink! Texture is firm and smooth, if not too fizzy. Box one up - and leave the car at home, please.
chinchill (2447) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle with a pkg date of 17 Sept 2014.
Pours very dark brown, nearly opaque in my snifter, with a moderate size tan head that soon reduces to a ring.
Aroma: not good right out of the bottle when notes of decayed vegetation were quite obvious, but these soon vanished leaving a spicy aroma with faint roasted grains.
Flavor: a spiced (nutmeg and other pie spices), slightly mild porter with hints of pumpkin.
Feel: near full body; medium carbonation that may be a tad higher than optimum.
DedicatedToFun (3360) - 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 (2698) - 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 (130) - 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 (1248) - 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 (1460) - 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 (8902) - 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 (120) - 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 (5138) - 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.