DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Enjoyed a few of these on draft outside at Casey Moore’s this week with friends drinking the same; it’s the season. As porters go this is decent; pumpkin flavor and aroma are understated. I’d have this again, though I don’t think they have bottles, so you have to track it down. I recently had the pumpkin porter from Grand Canyon (another local Arizona brewery) and liked it a lot more; Shipyard’s Smashed Pumpkin ale (not a porter) is also quite good. (10/25/12) benbrewing (2) - tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2012 does not count
The pumpkin plus spices are mild in aroma but dominant in flavor. This us a light bodied porter throws down easy and is freaking delicious. Love October in AZ! mttan02 (29) - Tolleson, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2012
From a growler on release day. Lots of spice aroma. Very dark amber color. Malty sweet and spicy flavor, with a bit of pumpkin. Very enjoyable. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
2011 version. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, malts and some spices. Some pumpkin flavor with some more cinnamon and spices on the taste. Love it. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2012
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a small tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, pumpkin, caramel, nutmeg, chocolate, and cinnamon.
Sammys99beers (1) - Phoenix, USA - OCT 22, 2011 does not count
Perhaps the perfect porter! Great for the fall season. Slight hint of pumpkin in aroma and taste. Four Peaks continues with their stellar beers. DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Draft at 1702. Pours very dark brown without much head. Thin mouthfeel. Not much on the nose. Definite pumpkin on the tongue to the exclusion of everything else. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2010
On tap; purer a dark brown-black with not much head. Aroma of pumpkin spice, roasted malt, with some sweetness. Flavor was very much the same, with a bit more sweetness. Some nice qualities. J_man (996) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2012 Very dark with a ruby tinge and a small tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt and pumpkin pie spices with a light sweetness. Definite pumpkin flavor with good (not too much) pie spice. There’s a bit more sweetness than necessary, almost a slight candy corn taste (or am I just imagining this because of the season?). Slightly creamy texture without being too heavy or too light. The spices get even better as you go! Hazelnut in the aftertaste with a slight vegetal component that’s very nice. The dark roasted malt of the Porter style works great with these flavors. It’s amazing that this is the only truly dark pumpkin beer I know of because once you think about it and taste it, it’s an obvious thing to do. I was very lucky tonight and caught the *last* keg of this for the year! I hope I’m in AZ next year when this comes out. **UPDATE** And here I am again in 2011 enjoying this year’s batch! Still just as delicious as I remember and possibly a little less sweet which is even better. Had to have 2 just to make sure. Travlr (24784) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Draft, courtesy of nbutler11, thanks! Pumpkin beers are not usually my style, but this one is subtle fruit in a decent porter base. Nice balance and good body.