bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2013
22 ounce bottle, Release #9, 8.1% ABV. I checked Epic’s website, and it says it was brewed on 6/26/2012, packaged on 7/8/2012. Looks like our local beer stores are still selling last year’s bottles since I just picked this up a few weeks ago, kinda surprised since I didn’t see it around last year. Oh well, this should still be good. Served in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head that stayed around for a long time. There’s also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted/grainy malt, pumpkin, nutmeg, cloves, bittersweet chocolate and cinnamon. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some ginger. Nice mix between pumpkin and porter. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s coating, smooth and easy to drink with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew a lot, although I would like to try a fresher bottle of this at some point. Definitely worth a try. $5.99 a bomber. mjg74 (3182) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bomber from Windy City. Release 12. #1169. Black in color. Nose is a big roasted coffee porter. Only a hint of pumpkin and spice. Big roasty porter up front. Slick mouthfeel. Long lingering roasty coffee finish. The spice is very subtle. Really good porter with mild pumpkin/spice attributes. kathouse (1940) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2013
From the tap, pours burgundy with a thick head. Aroma is not as I expected. Low aroma of vegetable and nutmeg. Body is nice with good carbonation. Flavor is lighter than a porter with only hints of chocolate. No real pumpkin flavor comes through. Too bad. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle from Blue Max, dark brown pour with some amber hues. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, malt, nuttiness, light pumpkin. Taste is a little bit of roasted malt, not much pumpkin, it's ok.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone stef92 (129) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Release #13. Poured dark burgundy almost black with a thick cream colored head. Definite pumpkin & spice on the nose. Taste is more porter than the typical pumpkin beer that overwhelms with cinnamon & nutmeg flavors. Very smooth with hints of caramel, vanilla as well as pumkin.This is a special beer.
superspak (6000) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; release #12 bottled 7/22/2012. Pours nearly opaque clear dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of chocolate, pumpkin, caramel, cocoa, roasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, toast, vanilla, dark bread, ginger, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with great strength. Taste of big chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, toast, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, ginger, dark bread, and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, dark bread, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance, complexity, and robustness of dark malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and moderately slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent pumpkin porter! All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of dark malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering. neepsntatties (2041) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Colour...black, though garnet brown when held to the light, with a thick tan head. Nose...very roasty and somewhat sweetly spicy with a lean towards roasted nuts and pumpkin seeds. Palate...quite roasty and coffee like with notes of chicory, burned Postum, baked squash and pie crust. I don’t get a whole lot of pumpkin, specifically, but there is certainly a squash flavour here. I’m not sure that this is a pumpkin porter BUT this is a damn fine impy porter! ajnepple (7052) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2013
22 oz bottle from Wilbur’s. Deep dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, pumpkin, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and spices, Similar flavor. sweet and smooth with a medium body. Nicely balanced, easy to drink and thoroughly enjoyable. Frydaddy (24) - Vail, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Okay flavor Seem to come out very dark and multi not very much can't of pumpkin in it
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Panzuriel (2371) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Nose is slight spice with a hint of pumpkin and jus a bit of porter mocha goodness. this beer pours a rich reddish brown with barely any head. Taste is roasted mocha pumpkin goodness. Body is very mildly lively. finish is clean with just a bit of roasted malts that have an aspect pumpkin if that makes any sense. it does in this beer. very nice.