Leighton (21296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle at home in CT. pours clear, dark brown with a quickly fading tan foam head. The aroma has cinnamon, all spice, ripe pumpkin. Light to medium sweet flavor, simple dark malts, some chocolate, more seasonal spices. Light to medium bodied with fine, fizzy carbonation. Sweet finish, minimal bitterness, some chalky cocoa, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg. Tasty beer. fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WAbrokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Dark brown color with creamy head. Some aroma of old times vegetable soup, roasted malt, spices. Lean mouthfeel, with chocolate and caramel flavor, lightly roasty, with moderate spice contribution, and low bitterness. Some vegetables too, celery.
Bottle @ home. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Nose is roasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Dark chocolate, some toffee, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is mildly sweet and fairly spicy. Notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla. Sweet toffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some coffee. bhensonb (15234) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours extremely darkly ruddy with orange glints and a transient beige head. Moderate pie spice aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is halfway pie spice, followed by a quick transition to somewhat smoky/roasty dark malt. It’s well done, but it lacks the spice to be an out of sight pumpkin, and the spice tends to obscure the typical chocolate in a porter. As to the maple syrup, I don’t have a clue. It does grab the mouth in a spicy manner, so it’s not a shy ale. Drinks very nicely. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at zvsn’s place. Thanks zvsn. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, winter spices, malt, caramel and a bit of chocolate. Sweetish flavor, roasty, with chocolate, pumpkin, spices, malt, a coffee hint and a dry finish. Medium-bodied. Decent.
Drake (13740) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Downtown Wine & Gourmet, Harrisonburg. Pours a clear dark brown with red tints. Medium sized frothy tan head, decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, pumpkin, roast, ginger, other herbal and vegetal notes. The taste is roasted malts, maple, chocolate, pumpkin, mild spices in the finish. Thin-medium bodied, strong carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle at home. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, nutmeg, vanilla and pumpkin, light earthy hops. Pours opaque black with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Flavor is lightly bitter dark malt, light earthy hops and bitterness, faint cinnamon notes and pumpkin with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. Dogbrick (13019) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Sample at Kurtkeller 001: Pumpkin-tastic 01 on 11/22/2013. Dark mahogany pour with a medium tan head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of nutmeg and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of cinnamon, roast malt and pumpkin spice. The finish is sweet with spices and mild malt in the aftertaste. Decent overall. crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2014
355ml bottle. Brown pour with an off-white/tan head. Smell is pie spice, toasted malt, caramel, and graham cracker. Flavor is a bit savory, has a definite roasted malt and cinnamon presence, it is dry with not much pumpkin flavor. Its decent. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle. Poured a brown color with an off white head. pumpkin spices, some roastiness, and pumpkin.