bubbleflubber (2244) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Pours a chocolate-mahogany hue into the glass, with an initial frothy choco-tan head that reduces to a thin ring of suds that leaves no lacing of which to speak. The nose is of chocolate and pie spices, focusing on clove. Flavors of sweet processed pumpkin, black cherries and dark chocolate, finishing with Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and light clove and ginger notes. The mouthfeel is smooth with semi-active carbonation. The medium body is easily quaffable on the palate. The best Red Hook offering I’ve had so far, and tries to stick to the qualities of a porter as best possible for the marketed masses. Decent. George999 (481) - Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2015
From the bottle, the color is solid black with light barely penetrating, the head is thick dissipates slowly is brown white in color, the aroma is punkin spice with a little sweetness, the taste is rich a good amount of spice and there are chocolate notes as well. The mouthfeel is medium not very thick, the finish is roasted and a little spice notes. tnkw01 (1854) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Deep, dark brown. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice and chocolate. Taste is pumpkin pie, vanilla, and chocolate. arn8897 (455) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of pumpkin and spice. Flavors the same with some malty sweetness. Medium palate. Really nice ale. SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle: Drank from the bottle. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Taste is malty and spicy pumpkin.
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MetalNHopHead (2257) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Pureed pumpkin, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger? That’s a whole lot for one Porter. What’s surprising is that Out of Your Gourd doesn’t really reveal much of its added features. That’s both good and bad. On the upside, Out of Your Gourd doesn’t taste like some random-ass mess that’s weighed down by its added parts. Downside is you don’t really get to appreciate the full effect of the included fall flavors. Aroma is quite nice: lots of sweet n’ spicy character. Flavor is underwhelming. You get some pumpkin and spice but not much - and virtually none of the syrup. While I’m happy the additions don’t spoil the integrity of the Porter, this won’t be a favorite fall treat for me. I’m still not sure I’m on board with pairing pumpkin and dark ale, either. samsmith33 (772) - - SEP 25, 2015
Nice spicy fall porter. Mostly black color with a tinge of "Burnt Siena" for you Crayola fans out there. Aroma is allspice, sweet potato, cinnamon nutmeg. Taste is squash, spices. Smooth, easy drinking fairly light abv.
Bring on the fall.
lobosaintori (89) - - SEP 21, 2015
Pours dark black with a medium tan carbonated head. Aroma is of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin, very seasonal. Flavor is of assorted baking spices, much like a gingerbread cookie, more so than a pumpkin pie. not as much pumpkin as expected, more obvious with the aftertaste. zoucrew102 (2234) - - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle. Roasted malt aroma with notes of pumpkin, pumpkin spice and maple. Pours deep brown with a thin light brown head with poor retention and very little lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt flavors with a little bit of pumpkin sweetness. Finishes smooth with the pumpkin spices, most notably cinnamon, coming through with a little bit of maple sweetness. Nice pumpkin porter. HighlanderOne (1393) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured from bottle. Aroma of nut and licorice. Solid black with a bit of head. Tasting nut, coffee, cocoa, spice. Not as much pumpkin as there should be. Just a bit watery. Not bad.