jrob21 (3773) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2017 SDalkoholic (2408) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Olive Tree: Appeared a dark brown liquid topped with a decent layer of foam head. Aroma was subtle yet had noticeable notes of spice such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove but I was unable to pick up any characteristics of cocoa or chocolate. The drink has a mild taste of roast malts but allows more room for the cocoa nibs to become more apparent while only a minor taste of pumpkin spices coming through. In my opinion, this isn’t a solid attempt at the imperial porter style.
Deep and rich flavors and all there. Even after holding on to this for probably a year too long. Cinnamon spice pumpkin and rich chocolate. All melding together in good balance and complementary amounts. No single flavor overpowering. Like a good chef is want to do with a complex dish. mR_fr0g (13174) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle shared at Ratebeer awards show. 30/01/2016. .Many thanks! A viscous dark black coloured pour with reddy hues and no head to speak of. Aroma is sweet malt, nutmeg, cakey malts, nutty. Flavour is composed of Stolen, cakey malts, hint of Jamaican spices, cakey, hints of rum barrel. Palate is medium full bodied , highish carbonation, sticky sweet. Good. nealblind (1965) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2017
dark brown red pour. Aroma spice, molasses. Tastes almost so spicy it’s minty cinnamon, wintergreen tastes of char. vegetal pumpkin is there. Chocolate is really subtle - a sorta raw charred mexican chocolate thing. Vanilla. Wasn’t a big fan of the palate. A little sludgy with a bit of spritz. still excellent with superb balance between all the elements yet powerful. drsordr (2798) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2016
6 year old bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour opaque cola brown with purple hue and think tan head. Nose sweet malt, cinnamon and clove, light oxidation, vegetal pumpkin. Taste sweeter up front, candied sugar, then pie filling spice. Mid to late palate mineral chocolate. Sweet and spicy finish. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2016
A: Mahogany bordering on black. Cappuccino head. Light cling to the glass.
N: Pumpkin, cocoa, roast, nutmeg, coffee, earth, cinnamon, Graham cracker. Clove. Ash and burned caramels. Some mineral and lactose. Touch of vanilla. Hazelnut and pecan.
T: Sweet, roasty, and bitter.
M: Medium body, fizzy carbonation, no alcohol.
O: Delicious. What Dark O the Moon wants to be when it grows up.
Panzuriel (2333) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Appearance: Rich black Brown. opaque. Thin layer of mocha bubbles.
Nose: Chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and anise.
Taste: Sweet dark roasted malt. Pumpkin with pumpkin spice. Booze and earth.
Body: Medium to thicker. A bit silky.
Parting thoughts: A big chocolate pumpkin bomb. Very nice.
mmargarucci (343) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - NOV 25, 2016
Bomber from city beer in SF. Aroma is filled with licorice, cinnamon and candied sugar. Flavor is super complex. Dark chocolate. Anise. Roasted pecan. High abv is not too obvious. Only thing lacking is pumpkin. Other than that an amazing beer! zoucrew102 (2048) - - NOV 19, 2016
Bomber. Spicy aroma of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon with notes of chocolate and pumpkin. Pours dark brown with one finger of light brown head that has excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with sweet pumpkin and chocolate flavors with the cacao adding a bit of bitterness as well. Finishes smooth and a bit dry with a lot of nutmeg, clove and cinnamon spicy flavors that linger on the palate. Nice pumpkin porter. kevinsenn (2263) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle from City Beer, SF. Smells a bit like coke. Spice and sugar. Sweet taste of lactose, spice, chocolate. Not much pumpkin actually. Nice desert beer. GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2016
Deep brown with a light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, pumpkin pie, graham cracker. Medium-full bodied, lightly creamy mouthfeel, lightly sweet on the palate. Taste is chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves.