Dry ginger minting and cold-brewed coffee tones outdo pumpkin pie spicing as dark chocolate bittering splatters milk-steamed espresso finish. Overall pumpkin latte spicing picks up wintry cinnamon-barked nutmeg, cumin and allspice seasoning as well as fern-like nuttiness and earthen gourd mildness.
Dark chocolate outdoes brown-sugared pumpkin pie spicing as hop-charred gourd roast and black coffee tinge counter ginger-dried cinnamon and nutmeg spicing and minty fern snip.
On tap at Hoover’s Tavern, creamy dark chocolate syrup drapes sweet pumpkin spicing as brown-sugared cinnamon, nutmeg and clove contrasts lightly hop-charred roasted pumpkin brining. Buttery cocoa powdering consumes rich pumpkin-spiced finish.
Rich black chocolate syruping and milk-sugared coffee creaming coat pumpkin-spiced cinnamon, nutmeg and cumin autumnal seasoning of lactic full body. Chocolate-glazed donut center gains smoky wood snip while prune-stewed dark cherry illusions play possum. Resilient dessert treat.
Musky dark-roasted mocha malting allows bittersweet coffee-oiled black chocolate chalkiness to overrun pumpkin pie-spiced sweetness and earthen gourd astringency.
Deliriously dynamic medium-bodied autumnal dessert drapes brown-sugared pumpkin spice with bourbon-soaked vanilla beans and sweet milk chocolate. Pumpkin-pied cinnamon, ginger, clove and nutmeg seasoning as well as dark-roasted mocha malting (and delicate perfumed hop whiff) contrast recessive pumpkin-roasted butternut squash, gourd and zucchini snips. Arguably the best beer at Virginia Craft Beer Festival 2015.
On tap at Blue Ribbon Tavern, intriguing autumnal dark ale evenly blends many fine adjuncts. Lightly creamed smoked mocha malting surges against sweet pumpkin-spiced cinnamon and nutmeg persistence. Black grape, raisin and prune conflux serenades subtle macca-rooted chestnut notions at the back end. Mild coffee roast and chalky cocoa dryness reinforce bittersweet chocolate preponderance that never overwhelms sugared pumpkin stead.
Heady bourbon-barreled pumpkin porter (with 17% ABV) makes a convincing argument for best autumnal seasonal ever. Evenly splitting gourd-spiced intrigue with dark-roasted mocha malt creaming, its lovely sweet bourbon warmth completely envelops its indelible entirety. Caramel-burnt black chocolate prominence picks up brown-sugared nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice and anise seasoning to increasingly sweeten the pumpkin puree-sugared midst. Bourbon vanilla, coconut, toffee, bruised banana and maple sap illusions add further depth to fascinating seasonal.
On tap at Pony Bar, hybridized Baltic porter brings subtle pumpkin pie spicing to caramelized Vienna malting and earthy hop rusticity. At its midst, dark-roasted chocolate powdering reinforces mocha-molasses influence above plastique black licorice niche and wood-charred respite. Ancillary tarragan, caraway, cinnamon and ginger-like galangal adjuncts crowd initial pureed pumpkin sweetness.
Murky English-styled porter buries autumnal pumpkin pie spicing below fleeting black chocolate prominence. Dark-roasted mocha malt smokiness and ashen hop-charred nuttiness deplete vague cinnamon-nutmeg-ginger spicing. Black licorice reminder done in by dull plastique veneer.
On tap at Lazy Boy Saloon, highly distinguished full-bodied porter plies rich mocha penetration to less prominent pumpkin pie serenity. Dry cocoa-powdered black chocolate roast seeps into heightened cinnamon-nutmeg-gingerbread spicing – never overshadowing soft-watered pumpkin puree presence and gentle maca rooted nuttiness. Ample caraway-seeded pumpernickel spine deepens autumnal spiced pumpkin regalia.
On tap at Lazy Boy Saloon, intriguingly decadent pumpkin-spiced mocha dessert serenades dark-roasted black coffee bittering and fudgy black chocolate creaminess with ample pumpkin spicing. Rich molasses-sapped cacao nibs influence never ransacks persistent pumpkin pie-sugared cinnamon, nutmeg and gingerbread seasoning. Ancillary caramel cappuccino, cola nut, pecan, vanilla and anise illusions add further dimension. On tap at Ambulance Brew House, autumn 2014 version loaded dark-roasted mocha malts way above the cinnamon-toasted pumpkin pie sugaring and ashen hop-charred bittering. Fudged brownie, cocoa nibs, anise and gingerbread undertones add depth (and strangely, minor plastique enameling emerges).