VastActiv (7734) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013 ACHops (1688) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ The Beer Junction. Pours thin watery murky dark brown with foamy white head that fades quickly. Aroma is cocoa, spice, and just a hint of pumpkin. Taste is mild chocolate malts, and some nice finishing hops. Pumpkin flavor is there, but pretty subtle. Hard to get past the super watery body. Promising but unbalanced taste needs some refinement. And for an imperial, just needs more... malts, chocolate, and pumpkin.
Tap at Pacific Coast Brewing Brewpub, Oakland. Colour is black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Spices, hints of coffee and roasted malts. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle:   Deep brown, slightly muddy, thin to moderate pale mocha colored head, so-so lacing.   Soft spicy nose, a little roasty.   On the tongue its even softer, pale roast, little bitterness, some chocolate notes.   Comes across on the lighter side of a Porter, let alone Imperial Porter.   Thin to moderate body and mouthfeel.   Ashy finish, light roast, soft nutmeg and allspice.   Wished it were heavier, and spicier.   Very soft example as is, but at least fairly clean. bhensonb (15965) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with dull orange glints. Tan head. Aroma is light pie spice. Flavor is earthy dark malt with moderate pie spice and chocolate. Maybe some coffee. It’s rather subtle for a "pumpkin" ale. Quite nice. joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Very cloudy brown pour with a khaki head. The aroma is very spicy with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a hint of toast and cocoa. The flavor is the same. Appropriately spiced with a little toast and cocoa in the finish. Medium bodied. A pleasant pumpkin beer. SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
On tap @ Downtown Johnny Brown’s: Poured a dark black liquid with a tiny formation of foam head. Aroma is spicy and smells of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg which reminded me of a pumpkin pie. The flavor s rich with sweet malts that have a dark roasty profile while a decent amount of the pumpkin pie spices rounding this out to a good porter style for the autumn season.
trujahwarrior (515) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
On tap, Pours a dark brown color with a medium white head. Smells of chocolate, spices, and pumpkin. Tastes the same as it smells with a nice added graham cracker flavor. Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation. Pretty good porter overall everything worked well together. marcus (10866) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a pumpkin and treacle aroma and a modest tan head. There is a hearty dark molasses flavor with a hint of pumpkin. It’s nice that the pumpkin is not overwhelming. BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
A: Poured deep brown with a tannish head, light bubbles and lacing
S: Lightly roasted malt, cocoa, and a whiff of fresh pumpkin
T: A little bit of fresh pumpkin here but more like someone dropped a few pumpkin seeds in the mash and called it a day. Very disappointing. The rest of the beer was a traditional porter; roasty, cocoa, light booze and medium body.
M: Pretty high in carbonation, thin on body for a "Imperial"
O: Body was thin, not enough pumpkin to warrant the pumpkin name or style. If you are going to claim a Imperial Pumpkin Porter then you need to bring it because TREAT kicks the shit out of this beer and so does most other Pumpkin Porters
hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
pap. beer valley jackalope.
very dark... imp. porter almost black though still orange at the edges w/ a soft lasting beige head.
a is chocolate, ashy charcoal, wood, some fruity business... strawberry?
f is quite chocolate-y, some coconut, the aroma notes, cola. great importer but no pumpkin to be found and no pie spice... just a solid, rich creamy importer... when cold. as it warms, some earthy vegetals come out as well as some vanilla... if i didnt know pumpkin was in here i wouldnt be able to pick it out
ashy at... mild but delicious.
creamy, smooth and yummy. importer=3.9. pumpkin= 3.5