trail_and_ale (36) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Winterfest 2011: Slightest hints of nutmeg...clean, dark appearance with thin head...the pumpkin finish was a nice surprise, as most pumpkin porters tend to have a bold flavor, but this was turned up to the right volume. Summit does it again with a top-shelf beverage.
Beerdedone (2465) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampled. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of pumpkin. Flavor was roasted malts, mild coffee, chocolate, a bit of caramel and some subtle pumpkin with a medium to full body and had a pleasant bitterness. A decent porter.
thegreenrooster (3056) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a black with a large tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, nuts and a cinnamon. Flavor is again roasted malts, some chestnuts and a nutmeg. The pumpkin was not very pronounced. As a Impy stout this was just ok but if the word pumpkin was not on the label I would not have known it was used in this beer. This may be a bit old but not that old.
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy onyx with 3-finger brown head. Nose is black patent malt, cacao, pumpkin puree. Tastes hoppy, malty, with some cacao, minor pumpkin flavor.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa nibs, and hints of pumpkin and spice. Poured pitch black in color with a very big, creamy, dense, brown head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, roasting, chocolate, slight spice, slight pumpkin, and light caramel. Medium body. Slick, creamy texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate, light caramel, slight pumpkin, and slight spice finish is lightly dry and slightly sticky.
Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the big “SeaBass has got to go” tasting courtesy HonusWagner. Pours mahogany with tan head.
The aroma has dark roasted malts, some burnt malts, mild pumpkin meat notes and mild winter spices in the background. The taste is similar with roasted malts to burnt malts leading the way creating a slight roasted malt astringency drying sensation. Well behind those notes is a thin layer of pumpkin and smooth cinnamon and nutmeg like spices.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/7/10. 12oz bottles received simultaneously from cbfobes and hellomynameis! Mild chocolate aroma with lots of pumpkin spice and a hint of butter. Nice roasted flavor with sweet pumpkin flavor and subdued spices. Not bad!
italianjohn (2208) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour little bit of a tan head .... earthy aroma with pumpkin spices, chocolate/cocoa and light roasted malts .... taste of pumpkin spices, earthy, rich chocolate/cocoa and light roasted malts with a light bitter roasted bite in the finish full and oily with great balance .... definitely a winner
mixmasterob (877) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this at a tasting awhile back. Dark brown pour, not much of a head. This may have been the end of the bottle. Aroma was quite spicy, light dark malt mixed with some nutmeg, cinnamon etc... Mouthfeel was light to medium. Bitter roasty finish with a definite spice character. Decent stuff.
sebletitje (6234) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Seabass going away party, Jan15th ’11
brune foncée, mousse beige
Note d’épice et citrouille qui reste un peu en retrait pour laisser plus de place à l’aspect porter de la bière. Reste légère au palais avec pas mal de malt grillé et noir.