On tap at River Of Beer, creamy ‘pumpkin spice latte’ knockoff starts off with bitterer-than-sweet dark chocolate roast dominating pumpkin pureed autumnal seasoning. Dried ginger minting outgains cinnamon-nutmeg-clove spicing and charred nuttiness above maple oats spine. Slightly off-centered peculiarity.
On tap at Tapastre, splendid autumnal takeoff on original Kalashnikov RIS conditioned on coffee and vanilla beans acclimated brown-sugared pumpkin spicing with wildflower-honeyed toffee, pecan and coconut sweetness. Dark chocolate roast seeps into smoky nut-charred coffee bittering and light vanilla creaming as well as its piquant nutmeg-cinnamon-allspice banter.
On tap at Plank Pizza, politely creamed milk chocolate sweetness engages mellow pumpkin spicing and mocha latte influence for 2019 version. Dark roast hop bittering consumes latte-fueled autumnal spicing as tertiary burgundy, dried cherry and sugar plum illusions add depth to nitrogenated pumpkin stout.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Hoboken, dry earthen musk contrasts caramel-burnt brown chocolate malting, receding cinnamon-spiced pumpkin sweetness and subtle minty tingle of heady medium body.
On tap at Growler & Gill, velvety smooth (but ultimately thin) pumpkin-spiced coffee stout stays arid as subtle cafe latte influence picks up delicate vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove adjuncts. Mild cold-press coffee bean sedation peters out over wispy pumpkin roast, finishing with a murky watered-down mocha spurt.
Rampaging bourbon-barreled pumpkin ale highlights dark-roasted mocha malting and brown-sugared gingerbread sweetness. Pumpkin-spiced cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and allspice seasoning enriches bourbon vanilla uprising as well as cherry cordial nip and delicate red grape respite at brown chocolate-dominated finish.
On tap at Plank Pizza, monumental cappuccino-inspired pumpkin ale brings chocolate-roasted Stumptown coffee bean eruption to pumpkin-spiced cinnamon, nutmeg and gingerbread sweetness, picking up creamy vanilla sugaring and cookie dough thickness at burnt caramel center. Tertiary hazelnut, espresso, cocoa, Graham cracker and creme de cacao illusions also invigorate rich autumnal dessert treat. Try in lieu of pumpkin latte.
Creative Imperial Chocolate Chai Pumpkin Ale allows sweet chai tea influence to top out above sugary cinnamon-toasted pumpkin pie spicing and cocoa-powdered brown chocolate malting. In the midst, creamy vanilla sweetens nutmeg, cardamom, allspice and cumin seasoning to contrast vegetal gourd-squash ripeness. Multifarious flavor profile never feels overcrowded. Instead, there’s no denying the depth and clarity of this rapturous chocolate pumpkin-caked medium-full-bodied autumnal dessert.
Diabolically dichotomous dark ale hybrid effectively contrasts brown-sugared cinnamon spicing and pumpkin pie sweetness against brooding black chocolate-embittered coffee milking, fudgy cocoa richness and salty pumpkin seeding. Mildly creamed caramel malting brings out ancillary gingerbread-spiced Graham Cracker nicety to counter ashen charcoal acridity. Tertiary chocolate rum cake, glazed pecan, hazelnut praline, charred walnut, dried cherry and dry burgundy illusions graze cinnamon-toasted nutmeg, cardamom, sage and sandalwood licks. Tenacious!
Essentially, a more robust and intense version of brewers’ pumpkin stout. Larger dark-roasted black chocolate contingent rides above dry ginger-cinnamon-nutmeg spicing and brown-sugared molasses creaming. Beechwood-like smokiness drapes rich mocha malting. Distant florality adds depth to pumpkin-spiced backdrop.
Ripe pumpkin pie surge integrates lactic mocha-molasses expectancy and sharp-hopped cinnamon-nutmeg spicing, but earthen autumnal seasoning may preclude frothy brown chocolate sweetness and mild espresso bittering a tad. Cola, hazelnut and walnut dot fungi potassium soiling to peated vegetal bottom. ’12 version: earthier pumpkin-seeded astringency, weedier black tea bittering and sourer stove-burnt coffee trove enhance pungent Brit-styled gourd spicing and dry stout tendencies.