TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie au coût de 1,40$. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de muscade. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices à citrouille et de céréales grillées. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement épicé. (Rating #5890) Dogbrick (13036) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 017: Pumpkin-tastic 02 on 10/13/2014. Opaque dark brown color with a medium foamy beige head tghat dissipates steadily. Mall patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, nutmeg and caramel. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, pumpkin pie spices and slight chocolate. The finish is roasted malt and nutmeg. Decent overall. NikkTwist (3225) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Opaque pitch brown pour with a thin ring of off-white foam. Minimal lace. Nice that the dark stout malts take precedence over mild pumpkinish flavors (feels like squash). Some spice (cinnamon, nutmeg) but not the full-on Pumpkin Pie Spice notes. Definitely liquorice and light molasses in there as well. I appreciate the fact that this actually feels like effort was placed here to make this a stout and not just a stereotypical pumpkin stout - which is ironic given the name. evergreen0199 (3369) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle from City Swiggers, New York, NY. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Sweet, pumpkin, spice aroma. Tastes similar, pumpkin, spice, really quite sweet. BREWMUSKCLES (2687) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2014
hidden alcohol. smooth evaporated milk smooth and sweet with a touch of the gourd and the caramel aspect of a good porter. what’s not to love ? easy on the spice.
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with a fairly thick tan head. Rich aroma of roast malts, chocolate, and a hint of pumpkin. The flavor has more pumpkin and spice (mainly cinnamon and nutmeg). More stout than pumpkin beer, and an interesting and enjoyable brew. SG111 (1829) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottled. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is cinnamon and pumpkin primarily with a hint of something else. Maybe nutmeg? Flavor is some cinnamon and pumpkin spice up front with a pretty robust malty character that youd’ expect from a stout. I think it balances it well but the flavor is really only slightly pumpkin spices. No big pumpkin flavors jump out, it’s also not super balanced. It’s an ok pumpkin stout, but it also has a mouthfeel and carbonation like a porter to me. Ok, nothing exceptional, but not bad. e303 (287) - - SEP 6, 2014
Fishermans Pumpkin Stout bottle to Nonic pint. Really nice pumpkin beer. Great pie like aroma, lite sweetness, great balance.
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The body has very dark brown, nearly black color with a small white head on top. In no time the small head is reduced to just a wispy thin layer of off white foam. Lacing is next to nothing with just a few slick spots of lace. The aroma is that of a basic stout, dark roasted maltiness, with some modest pumpkin flesh notes and hints of spice. There is a nice light cinnamon and nutmeg spice blended into a nice roasty/toasty stout base. Pumpkin notes are also present but subdued. The overall feel was medium bodied and a little bit light and very drinkable. ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a wine glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a one finger khaki shade with surprisingly good retention. Good rings of lacing are left on the glass, too.
S: Smells like a pumpkin ale. It’s reasonably well-spiced, but not extraordinarily so. I also pick up a little bit of caramel sweetness. Not much stout qualities come through, though, and that’s a bit of a problem.
T: Again, this is supposed to be a pumpkin stout, so where’s the stout part? I pick up mostly opening cinnamon/nutmeg with a touch of finishing caramel. Having said that, I actually get a touch of actual gourd character - and that’s pretty rare in a pumpkin ale (weird, eh?) It’s a bit imbalanced in terms of how the spice character overpowers the malt flavors, also.
M: The only suggestion that this is a stout is in the mouthfeel, which is both creamy on the front end and mildly dry on the back end. Carbonation is a bit high for the style, though. It really has a wonderful feel, but the thickness doesn’t do the drinkability any favors.
O: This is just another pumpkin ale I’m not terribly enthused by, and the stout part is a letdown. However, it’s not bad - it feels great in the mouth and isn’t undrinkable. It’s just kind of boring is all. Worth trying, but I won’t buy again.