jerseyjohn71 (308) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2017
so nice, bread, chocolate, coffee, coffee, nuts, roasty, resin, dough, leather, alcohol, clove, red, black, clear, minimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, love them pumpkin brews,, lownote (585) - Austin, Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Really good beer. Nice rich malt profile and the pumpkin and spices sit on top. Sweet but not too much. Pours black but red on the edges with little to no head. Can’t place the spice towards the end. tapthis (272) - Baytown, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Looks like a porter and smells of nuts and a hint of pumpkin in it. Very little head and no lacing. I am not sure if it is the bottle I grabbed. But it is very flat jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
22 oz bottle. Brown color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of pumpkin, all spice, roasted malt, and caramel. Taste is of roasted malts, caramel, pumpkin, spices. travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle. The look is reddish brown in color, tan head, and cloudy. The smell is pumpkin, roast, malt, spiced, pie. The taste is spiced, pie, pumpkin, sweet, malt, good.
Scurtis (8) - Bastrop, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2015 does not count
Unlike many of the people who seem to delight in hating the yearly spate of pumpkin ales, porters, stouts, etc., I actually like the seasonal offering a lot. Unfortunately, this one is not one of the best I've had.
Not much of a pumpkin nose or palate, but nicely smoked, with spices.
I wouldn't pay the $9 for a bottle again, but I don't hate myself for trying it as I've done with some.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2015
TCBF. Pours a medium brown-red with a thin, fine-grained head. Nose is spice, dark fruit, a touch of black tea, and roast nuts. Spicy on the tongue as well; you can taste the pecans and the pumpkin clearly. Not terribly dark; this is about balance and restraint, and it never goes over the top. The flavors stay somewhat delicate. It’s not a big beer, but it’s a well flavored one. Finish turns a little sweet. Nice. dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Nice change of pace from the usual onslaught of pumpkin beers, though in fact a little weak on the pumpkin. Darker and chocolatier with lots of nutmeg and cinnamon. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2014
On tap at Black Star. Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some strong cinnamon, nutmeg and toffee notes. The flavor is very similar. The pumpkin pie spice notes (cinnamon and nutmeg) come through up front but they are complemented by some chocolate, roasted malt and a bit of pumpkin. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice pumpkin porter. kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Pours brown with a deep purple plum tint. Head is dirty white and small. The aroma is complex and somewhat woody and smoky with plum. The taste starts like some elixer of brandy with sugar free fruity sweetness. The finish has sharp pecan notes. Pumpkin got washed over by something. This beer has lots of complexities and flavor but would be better smoothed over, tweaked and refined. I like how the pecan is evident but I have to struggle to find the pumpkin and that akward sweetness hurts.