Pumpkin Spice Latte (Nitrogen Charged Pumpkin Coffee Stout)
Breckenridge Brewery

Pumpkin Spice Latte (Nitrogen Charged Pumpkin Coffee Stout)Pumpkin Spice Latte (Nitrogen Charged Pumpkin Coffee Stout)
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Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #322
Ranked #42,847
3.57 | pDev: 13.73%
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
Pumpkin Spice Latte (Nitrogen Charged Pumpkin Coffee Stout)Pumpkin Spice Latte (Nitrogen Charged Pumpkin Coffee Stout)
Notes: Stout made with roasted malts and deeply roasted, cold pressed coffee beans. Vanilla, cinnamon, and cloves delicately complement the taste of rich pumpkin.
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Photo of entheos
3.09/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Interesting seasonal beer having it be nitro in a can, but it’s a disappointment. The flavor is akin to pumpkin pie, but the cream from the nitro is sour.

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Photo of EnderFett11
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured pretty quickly from a can, resulting in faint nitro bubbling that resulted in a little bit of foamy head. A little bit of head stuck around for the whole drink. Smells mostly of malt and a bit of coffee. Deep brown color, almost opaque. No sign of pumpkin taste, mostly of milk stout and malt. Pretty creamy but thin mouthfeel. An okay milk stout, but not what I'm looking for when it comes to a pumpkin stout.

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Photo of klarcbarr3
2.51/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I bought a can of this because my local brewpub (J.J. Bittings, Woodbridge NJ) announced they were going to change their traditional pumpkin offering to a Pumpkin Spiced Latte. It is still in the works, and I thought it would be interesting for them to gain an insight to where they are headed. So seven of us, the owner, the brewer, the bartender, and four of us customers, each had a shot glass of this beer. The nitro was a bit flat, the nose weak, and the taste was somewhat mystifying.. I could taste the milk, but the coffee was not distinct, and there was a perfume-like quality to the spicing. Pumpkin appears to be missing.. not evident in the taste. I found the overall concoction disappointing, but two of the seven of us enjoyed it. Clearly, this is not for everyone, but it is not without appeal to some.

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Photo of Nuttin_but_the_best_Clark
2.49/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is one of the most disappointing and worst beers Ive had all year. I love Pumpkin beers in the fall and now that the nights are crisp and cool, it's time for the pumpkin beers to come out and play.

I don't really taste pumpkin or latte in this one. It's a watery mis-mash of favors which tastes a bit like watered down flat cream soda.

The color is terrible and looks like ice tea and the carbonated bubbles look more like soapy dishwater than a foamy head. The marketing team deserves props for naming this and using 3 things which sound great ... pumpkin ... nitro and latte. None of those things really is evident to me in this stinker.

I have 3 cans left and have no idea what I will do with them because this beer is terrible.

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Photo of zoinks6022
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Glass used: An old 24-ounce mason jar that I usually use for my protein smoothies. I'm pretty sure it was clean, as it was in my glassware cabinet already.

Poured like a typical nitro brew, but without the cool cascading effect that you often see (see: Boddington's). The head is nice and tight and was about 3/4" thick in the mason jar, probably would be thicker in an actual pint glass. The beer was nice and opaque, like a good stout should be. The aroma was kinda meh. I mean, it certainly smelled stoutish, but for a pumpkin spice latté milk stout, i would have expected more pumpkin spiciness on the nose. Same with the taste. Plenty of malty goodness, but with a little more tang from the lactose than I'm used to. The spices were almost non-existent, and the pumpkin (fresh pumpkin? pumpkin purée? The website was coy on that front) was only hinted at. Mostly, I got malt and coffee, which on its own is fine by me. The mouth feel was smooth and creamy, as a milk stout is supposed to be.

All in all, not too bad. Not what I was hoping for, but an OK coffee milk stout nonetheless. An acceptable answer to the question, "Should I go to church, or should I have a beer instead?"

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Photo of Saylor
2.52/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Very light taste for both pumpkin or latte. Do not get the creamy nitro taste. The can sounded like it had extra fizz and pop sound when I opened it. The normal “rain fall” or whatever look of a nitro beer is non existent.

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Photo of muchos
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L. Dark brown to black, inch of frothy off-white head.
S. Yes. Pumpkin pie spices, which makes the malty sweetness smell like straight pumpkin pie. A hint of mocha cappuccino.
T. Coffee comes through more on the taste with a light creamy sweetness. Pie spice comes out closer to room temp. Mild sweetness, slightly bitter.
F. Medium body, pretty smooth and creamy.
O. Not crazy good but worth a try in my opinion. Cheers!

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Photo of dacrza1
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

DATE: October 26, 2018... OCCASION: Trunk or Treat complete, we await the deluge coming tomorrow--more reason to drink up tonight.... GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith curved pint... disappointingly, despite the widget, this does not cascade as the brewery's video suggests, though its Enjoy By date is after Christmas... its jet body sports a creamy off-white head that settles to a quarter-finger's worth of head... nice, roasted malts meet the nostrils, warm with coffee, vanilla, creamy lactose, and cinnamon... a healthy representation of a coffee shop offering... its body is creamy, cozy if not lazy, easy-drinking but not without texture, milky and approaching milkshake thickness... the chocolate is licorice-like, its cinnamon and pumpkin are understated, its coffee thin, its effect reasonable... the 16 oz. cans are a plus, as is its creaminess.... a solid offering that could go further....

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Photo of IronLover
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark, chestnut brown in color with good clarity. Poured with a moderate, dense, creamy, light beige, nitro foam with good retention. Sweet pumpkin and nutmeg aromas with light spices, roasted coffee and dark roasted malt. Medium light bodied with a soft, velvety, creamy feel. Dark roasted malt flavors up front followed by what I assume is pumpkin sweetness. Low bitterness through the middle and light roasted coffee flavors to the end. Finished pretty cleanly, which is odd for the style. Great look, nice aroma complexity, but the taste was pretty flat. Balance leaned toward the sweet side with no discernible pumpkin taste and a lack of roasted malt character. 

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Damn, how I love a nitro charged beer...

...and this one is no exception. The look is much like any other, but with a dark colored almost burnt version of what a pumpkin looks like on the farm. The head it forms is nice and thick and there's a touch of lacing, enough to say it is there. The smell was muted, not very strong when it comes to pumpkin or coffee, but if you try enough it's there. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, lightly carbonated (I guess since it's nitrogen?) but it did have a watery feel to my tongue I ignored. Taste-wise I found it to be mostly coffee tasting with hints of pumpkin, so not so well blended as I had hoped. Overall, I do think this is exceptional, I certainly enjoyed it and would (and will) look for it again.

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Photo of dream
3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Silky smooth nitrogen pumpkin beer. The smell leaves something to be desired, but the taste is on point. I get pumpkin seed gourd, coffee, cinnamon, a hint of clove. Crushable and I'd drink it again. The mouthfeel is a great example of the style.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pumpkin Spice Latte (Nitrogen Charged Pumpkin Coffee Stout) brewed by Breckenridge Brewery, with an ABV of 5.50% This Pumpkin Ale/Stout pours out a nice brown color, with a nice off white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with pumpkin, spices. Then you pick up on coffee and roasted grains and malts. Between the look and smell of this brew, this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You first pick up on pumpkin and spices. Then a smooth coffee and roasted grains and malts. The spices you pick up on are cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. There is a lot going on in this pumpkin ale/Stout. I really like how smooth this brew goes down. There is nothing overpowering about Pumpkin Spice Latte, it has a super nice balance to it. The body of this brew is a solid medium. This brew would go nice on a cool fall day. The month feel of Pumpkin Spice Latte is Bold, Pumpkin, Spicy, Roasted, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Pumpkin Spice Latte a 4.50 out of 5 . I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Breckenridge Brewery, did a super nice job with this brew.

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Photo of stakem
2.8/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pounder can into tulip pint appears brown with cola clarity and a silky khaki cap.

Aroma is pumpkin spicy with nutmeg, ginger and pumpkin/roast.

Taste is pretty plain and watery. For being a stout base this is very weak with minimal vegetative pumpkin green character and spice.

Light in body with light carbonation. Overall a pretty piss poor beer. The base was not a stout as advertised, wish I only bought a single and not a 4-pack. Will likely give the other 3 way or just dump them.

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Photo of Bitterbill
2.59/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On draught at Gaslight.

Pours dark reddish brown, usual head of foam for a Nitro.

Smells lightly of nutmeg and cinnamon, something slightly bitter. Coffee?

Flavours are so light; nutmeg, cinnamon, coffee? Barely noticeable. Really really dull and uninspiring brew.
I glass =more than enough!

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pumpkin Spice Latte pours a darker brown color, with a long lasting lacing head. Aroma is creamy, with mellow hints of pumpkin. Taste is light, creamy, with some noticeable pumpkin spice flavors. Good feel, light body. Overall, a lighter beer, mellow flavors, just pumpkin flavors.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Breckenridge Brewery "Pumpkin Spice Latte"
15.2 fl. oz. can
$3.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Very dark mahogany brown - almost black. Clear at the base of the glass with ruby, orange, and gold highlights. Creamy cap of off-white as expected. The head retention is quite good and the lacing follows for the most part.

Smell: Roasty coffee beans with light cinnamon and nutmeg.

Taste: Coffee-like with some apple and raisin-like fruit and mild spice - much less spice than the aroma suggests. It's soft and smooth, and not because of the nitrogen based carbonation. A mild bitterness balances it and it finishes dry, lightly acidic, and roasty, and there's pumpkin pie in the aftertaste.

Feel: Light-medium in body and smooth with a moderate carbonation level.

Overall: Thankfully not too pumpkin-spicy, and fairly light on the coffee as well. Light bodied but full of flavor, and remarkably smooth and easy to drink.

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Photo of ICTguy21
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look: deep dark brownish amber with bubbles and a thin tan head from a hard pour

Smell: smells pretty like a regular sweet/milk stout with a bit more coffee

Taste: coffee is its strongest characteristic along with some maltiness. I'm getting just a hint of the pumpkin spice and it varies between vegetal and the spice side of things with each sip, again it's very faint. Overall not a bad taste but I wish the base stout and coffee were a bit stronger

Feel: it's a nitro so it's smooth, seems pretty watery though

Overall: I've had worse pumpkin beers but don't think I'll be seeking this one out again.

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Photo of wattoclone
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sounded really good but the execution was poor on this seasonal. Neither a great coffee stout nor a great pumpkin spice. Has a strange acid feel at the sides of the palate.

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Photo of bmeehan
3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Obviously this beer is a bit strange as a "pumpkin spiced latte," but it's good. It's very heavy in coffee flavor and look, but the pumpkin spice cuts through it nicely making it not too sweet and not too gimmicky.

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Photo of smatthis49
4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very serviceable beer. Decent flavor. Felt like it was lacking something I couldn't identify. Nothing wrong here, but not top of its class for me.

Putting it in nitro was a nice touch though. Very smooth and creamy.

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Photo of TX-Badger
1.5/5  rDev -58%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a darker brown color with off-white head. Some pumpkin, spice, and some light coffee notes on the nose; not the same for the palate, very bland and not much flavor. Medium bodied. Finishes without much of anything either.

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Photo of JayQue
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Fairly weak Pumpkin Ale. Pours a dense brown color with a very small tan head. Minimal lacing and less than average head retention. This is surprising from a nitro can. I was expecting a big bubbly head. Aroma and flavor are mild pumpkin with only a bit of malt and pumpkin spices.s The nitro can shines with the mouthfeel. Very creamy and smooth. This beer is deficient in the taste department. Hardly worth the effort.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Slater's 50/50 Rancho Cucamonga on 11/09/16.

A nitro stout with the taste of watered-down coffee, faint pumpkin pie spice and an odd banana flavor.

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Photo of PA-hunter
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 16oz can into glass. 5.5% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark brownish-red. Wonderful cascade densely bubbled scheme from the N charge. Opaque with a compact light tan head.

Smell- Pumpkin mash, nutmeg, cinnamon

Taste- Sweet malt with generous fresh pumpkin flavor. Bits of caramel with ample spice notes. Nutmeg and cinnamon stand out, and clove rounds out the finish. Slightly bitter and peppery in the end as well.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body yet smooth and slick from the N.

Overall- A nice change of scene of having a pumpkin ale N charged. Combined with the pounder can this is a treat. Mix of pumpkin mash and spice. Good balance

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Photo of zeff80
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz can with widget. Poured out an opaque, dark, dark brown color with a good-sized, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of coffee, pumpkin and pie spices. Sweet caramel and pumpkin with some bitter coffee notes.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte (Nitrogen Charged Pumpkin Coffee Stout) from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 132 ratings