kidobutai (693) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Very dark red, no head to speak of, and poor lacing. Slight cinnamon odor. Earthy taste with a real bitterness that I haven’t tasted in other pumpkin beers. Most disappointing was the lack of any pumpkin flavor to speak of. Darwenus (1159) - Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Pours dark brown, the small head fades quickly. The aroma is slight. I picked up on a little malt and some spice, maybe allspice. The taste is slight, too. This thing is watery. Nothing at all up front, but in the finish there is a little bit of pumpkin and spice. And I mean a VERY little bit. There is just nothing going on here. But at least it doesn’t taste bad. BiddleBrau (1221) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
On tap at Anthony’s. Dark brown, white head. Roasty nose and spice. Dry roast flavor, spice here but light. Lighter robust porter. BrettTaylor (778) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Poured from tap at GoFest in Roanoke. It’s supposed to be a porter with spices and pumpkin added, but the additions are so small that it’s almost too subtle to notice. Tastes like a nice porter with incredibly subtle hints of pumpkin sweetness and very soft notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. jrodooo5 (1681) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - OCT 7, 2013
If sessionable = watered down then they succeeded. Some ok spices in the aroma. The pour has a huge foamy tan head w/ spotty lacing. The taste has a very unbalanced blend of spice but doesn’t resemble a porter. Way too watery! Not very good!
dlovell2 (2172) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with pumpkin spices. Sweet caramel malt flavor with roasted malt notes and some smokiness. Cinnamon and nutmeg finish with slight hops in the finish. rxeight (3114) - Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Darrk brown hint of orange pour. Aroma of ppumpkin spices vanilla cinnamon, allspice. Flavor really not much there. Bit of tart infectedness. DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bottle->willibecher. Deep brown with small tan head. Roasted malt, holiday spices, pumpkin notes, as expected. Not really a porter, and not really good. Mild and boring. r464 (2362) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pumpkin, malt, toast, leading to a bit of char then a thinning finish. A bit dark in the middle. Interesting, different, but a bit too light in the end. coyforce (684) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Slightly metallic aftertaste on this brew. Dark pour. Flavor is a bit of burnt chocolate and pumpkin with spice.