Trick Or Treat - Evil Genius Beer Company
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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
3.33/5 rDev -3.8%
First had: bottle from Pinocchio's, Media, PA
Poured into a Pinocchio's tulip glass, a seemingly opaque dark brown color with a large rocky tan head that sank down to a thin layer leaving some lacing on the glass in its wake. Aroma of dark malts, roasty, nutty, light touches of fall spices. For a beer showcasing pumpkin, this was a bit on the weak side. Dark roasted malts, notes of cocoa and coffee, some astringency, with a bit of vegetal pumpkin and spice hidden underneath all of that. Body was about medium, moderate carbonation. Decent, but a bit bland overall.
09-17-2012 02:05:32 | More by Rifugium
3.1/5 rDev -10.4%
Draft at The Pour House in westmont, NJ.
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a half finger light beige head that slowly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Roasted dark malt aroma with lots of dark chocolate, caramel and toffee. Also, I'm picking up some coffee bean and molasses but the pumpkin presence is overpowered. Some zesty allspice but i'm not getting any vegetal or dessert like pumpkin pie presence. Chocolate and dark malts really overwhelm with subtle cinnamon, brown sugar and other autumnal spices.
The pumpkin presnce is a bit stronger in the flavor but it's still almost completely overpowered but the dark toasted malt and rich chocolate notes. Hints of coffee bean, burnt toast, caramel and toffee along with some molasses and fudge/chocolate cake. As it warms, the pumpkin flavor comes out a bit more but it's very subtle. Never would have guessed it was in there. Very subtle vegetal presence with faint autumnal spices coming brought. Some clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla before the dry finish. Slightly acrid as well. I was expecting more pumpkin and for it too be smoother from the chocolate malts. Overly dry and roasted combined with peppery spice makes it a bit harsh to drink.
02-02-2013 03:20:24 | More by corby112
3.53/5 rDev +2%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of cocoa, a touch of spice. Taste is cocoa, some coffee, light pumpkin and spices. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a unique idea and a pretty good beer.
12-10-2012 23:44:35 | More by tone77
3.23/5 rDev -6.6%
Pours a dark cola brown, little head or retention. Scent is roasty with notes of char, chocolate, coffee and light dark fruit. Taste is also missing anything seasonal, just an average mild-flavored porter with plenty of roast. Lighter side of medium bodied. Confused to what the goal was with this one, maybe it was lost in translation.
10-08-2012 19:05:30 | More by rfgetz
3.95/5 rDev +14.2%
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a deep brown color with a tiny tan head. The head faded relatively fast to give a good level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweeter chocolate and roasted malt. There is a very light pumpkin and spice aroma as well.
Taste – The taste begins with nice notes of a sweeter chocolate flavor and some light roasted malt. As the taste advances the sweeter flavors fade and give way to some or roasty flavors with hints of pumpkin mixed within. There are some very light pumpkin pie spice flavors, although these are very difficult to detect over the roasty and chocolate backbone of the beer. In the end the pumpkin grows a bit with some of the sweetness coming back to the tongue and leaving a sweeter roasty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well.
Overall – It does have a nice easy drinking chocolate and roasted malt taste, although I find the pumpkin flavors a little lacking. While the pumpkin flavor is on the lower side it is a rather tasty beer none the less, and is one to try.
09-03-2012 23:53:22 | More by Darkmagus82
3.88/5 rDev +12.1%
Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a nice rich ruby brown/black color, 1 finger of tan head that fades fast leaving a nice ring and some decent lacing.
S - Smell isnt too strong here, you definitely get some rich chocolate notes and some smokiness, but its hard to sense any pumpkin, maybe a little cinnamon.
T - Blown away at this, lots of chocolatey flavor, then it gives way to a nice smoky roasted pumpkin flavor, and end on some bitter dark chocolate and a little bit of roasted pumpkin. Some roasted coffe beans in here, along with a touch of vanilla as it warms up, I think it is outstanding.
M - A little metallic, but still you dont feel that 7.8 at all, not overly sweet either.
O - This is a good porter in the fore, lots of chocolate and a decent amount of roasted pumpkin flavor, but still I wish the pumpkin aspect was more of a sweet variety, to compliment the chocolate, but still the roasted pumpkin lends itself more to the porter traits. Good seasonal brew.
09-24-2013 00:15:12 | More by Omnium
2.93/5 rDev -15.3%
Pours a dark brown with a tan hue on the edges. More than a finger of head that dissipates quickly but leaves some nice sticky lacing on the glass. The nose is subtly roasty. The taste is rather thin and bland. This offering ends on a sour note that is not terribly pleasant.
While this offering is advertised as a beer with pumpkin and cocoa, there is no hint of pumpkin or cocoa here.
10-10-2012 05:32:50 | More by 57md
Trick Or Treat from Evil Genius Beer Company
79 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.