Dudeski (2) - Hugo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2010 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I just straight up loved it from first sip to last. The spice notes and hint of chocolate was right up my alley. A well balanced beer. The pumpkin name shouldn’t deter those that are on the fence. You wouldn’t even know it if it wasn’t in the name. In my opinion a must for the holidays coming up.
GreggK25 (16) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep brown almost black with one finger of chocolate brown head and almost zero retention and lacing. Nose is malty chocolate roast, pumpkin, pie spice, coffee and a hint of both yeast and smoke. Tastes like pumpkin, sweet toasty chocolate malt and spice up front and has a really nice long bittersweet cocoa, coffee and smoke finish. Medium bodied palate with minimal carbonation. All in all a really intriguing change from the standard pumpkin beer, something with a little complexity from the malt rather than the spice and pumpkin.
PintPiner (20) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of chocolate and pumpkin. Dark foamy head with good lacing. Dark brown color. Low carbonation. Big, full body. Chocolate and pumpkin with a hint of spice. Very nice dessert beer. Paired it with pumpkin cheesecake and chocolate decadence cake and it was awesome with both.
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
More spice than pumpkin flavor, noticeable alcohol presence. Smoky finish sticks around but isn’t overpowering.
rougeau13 (1769) - Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice, nearly black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma strong with spices, pumpkin, and roasted and chocolate malt. Full flavored, roasted, chocolatey, and spicy. Medium-full bodied and smooth. Excellent beer, every element is well done, with nothing overpowering.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Black color with a large head. Aroma of nutmeg, cloves and strong roasted barley. The roast really pours out in the flavor. Moderate to heavy spicing, mainly nutmeg. Dry cocoa notes. Really tasty.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle bonused by tyto, thanks a ton dude! dark brown murky pour with a slightly ornagish head. the aroma is, in order, pumpkin, lager yeast, roasty. the taste is similar, lots of nice choclate, and the pumpkin snd spice profile is there without a doubt, but very balanced, not overpowering the beer. i could use a lil more myself, but this beer could be enjoyed by just about anyone. good stuff.
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2010 Pours a dark black .. great foam, but lacking lacing .. . aroma is mixed up, some spice and other oddities .. . flavour is nice, spice, and light roast- well done .. . my new favourite pumpkin brew and a worthy addition to the style of imperial porter - and the nicest Summit brew i’ve had .. . You could always subscribe to a site like Perfect Ten. I mean that could be anything, it could be a bowling site.
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.
monkeychugg55 (815) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Black body with a small tan head. Strong aroma of roast, smoke, pumpkin, spices and a hint of coffee. The flavor is similar, lots going on in this. Very smooth texture with a nice long finish. De-e-ecent!