jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2015
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Keg @ Town Hall. Deep Amber pour with a modest white head. Nose is ridiculously sweet and aggressive. Pumpkin spiced latte and chocolate syrup. Nutmeg and vanilla. Not appealing at all. Flavor is ridiculously sweet and flabby. Vanilla, nutmeg, Christmas spice. Sting sweet chocolate on the finish. Unbalanced, frankly has no redeemable qualities. Well below what I expect from a brewery like Town Hall.
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a near clear amber orange with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has an odd chocolate and spice combination with a bit of pumpkin underlying. Flavor is very sweet with a mismatched combination of sweet chocolate, sweet grains and vanilla.
nsquishee (638) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth, medium sweet, lightly roasty, and a lightly dry fish. Flavors of chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, and a dash of nutmeg. Very nice. Not as dark as I thought it would be.
ryanfolty (2410) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 26, 2013 on tap at brewery. Dark orange pour with limited head. Aroma was chocolate, pumpkin and cinnamon. Taste was the same, very sweet and a big kick of chocolate fudge in the end. Like pumpkin pie with melted chocolate on top.
islay (2276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Town Hall Chocolate Pumpkin Ale
16 oz. pour, on tap at the brewery on 11-28-08. Pours a hazy, dark orange to dark bronze. Awful aroma of artificial chocolate, an element that continues in the taste. Chocolate lollipop flavor. Weird, vinegar-like tang in the finish. Just terrible. Gross aftertaste. Medium body. Why the hell did Town Hall release this? Yes, I*m the sucker who bought it, but a solid brewery like Town Hall should have chalked this up as a failed experiment and never put it out. Easily one of the worst beers I*ve ever had. I*d much rather drink macro swill. Like bp before me, I was unable to finish this dreck.
bp (892) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2008
1.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Draft: this one sounded like a good idea, pour was a light orange color, aroma was big on chocolate, smelled like someone had just opened a bag of baking chocolate, taste was terrible, way too sweet for me and no hint of chocolate or pumpkin that I could find. I actually left the sample half finished it was that bad.