NikkTwist (2942) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. Nearly pitch black pour with a thin tan ring. Some pumpkin seeds on the nose but first taste was of a strong coffee porter. Dark cocoa. Burnt pumpkin seeds. Earthy truffles. Caramel apple. Black pepper. A marshmallow dropped on ashy charcoal. Noticeable traces of pumpkin but it would be a stretch to say there were significant malty red fruit flavors. Mostly like their Night Owl Ale but burned to a cinder and caramelized. To me it?s a big improvement. Medium body. Very dry finish. Beats the new "hoppy" and or "Imperial" pumpkin brews coming out this season. This one feels like a cross between a porter, stout and scotch ale but without the pretention of calling itself that. Plus it gets better the more you drink it.
jjgmd (2081) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black color with a creamy head. Nose is spicy and toasty with a nice scent of chocolate. Taste is all chocolate with some nice spicey pumpkin flavor. Nice tasty finish. Quaff Score 8 / 10
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a brown color with an off white head. Roast, chocolate, and light pumpkin. Tastes of the same with some vanilla and caramel. More on the stout side vs pumpkin.
Capa (3002) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark with a thick creamy head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, pumpkin spice, light pumpkin. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is pumpkin pie spice, roasted coffee malts, chocolate, pumpkin. The stout and pumpkin goes together quite well. One of the best Pumpkin beers I’ve had.
JohnScav (2) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a growler from Tommy's Pizza in Gettysburg. Pours dark and thick with creamy tan head. Aroma of subtle pumpkin/squash notes amid chocolatey coffee. Taste follows suit. Nice lacing on glass. Very enjoyable autumn brew!
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Travlr (22888) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Black, brown head. Aroma of gourd, light spice and coffee ground. Taste is roasty dark cocoa and Christmas spice. Very nice.
Nickls (2451) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Two finger khaki head that is very creamy, dark ruby brown. Squashy sweetness, chocolate, and not overpowering in the aroma. Touch sweet, I do get the pumpkin, chocolate middle, slight nutmeg and cinnamon spices with a drier toasty finish. Medium creamy body. Solid and really like the spice restraint
jar72404 (426) - USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Deli. Black with tan head. Aroma is roasty and chocolate. Flavor is roasty, chocolate, with a nice pumpkin finish. Delicious.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- some cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, roasted notes, some chocolate
Appearance- virtually black with a very thin off-white head
Taste- some chocolate, some pumpkin, slight vanilla, cinnamon, all-spice, earthy qualities, roasted notes
Palate- decent body and mouthfeel, nothing to complain about
Overall- Not bad at all but not as good as I thought it’d be. Needed to be more radical IMO to be meaningful.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to ruddbudd. aroma is nice potent spice cinnamon, toasted pumpkin seeds, milk sugar. taste is creamy milk chocolate, some pleasant roast, milk duds, sweet pumpkin. clean. well made. dry. tasty. real nice.