Trick Or Treat | Evil Genius Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Evil Genius Beer Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Darkmagus82 on 09-03-2012

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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gargamel01
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beerthulhu
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

-Chocolate pumpkin porter. Cocoa, pumpkin, & spices. in std. pint.

A: Rich deep chocolate-coffee pour has a beautiful walnut colored head, 0.25 inches, and only moderately retaining. Clean vessel walls.

S: Dry chocolate, nutmeg spicing, and what i believe, may be wrong here, is a bit of peppers. Some cinnamon, with a roasty bitterness. Cocoa powder, dried pumpkin with a mid-level strength was decent, but not enticing enough to savor long.

T; Roasty coffee plays strong, fresh, with a silty nature, making a very good and strong first impression. Spicy peppery wamrth, chocolate and munich malts are sweet and toasty with a spicing of nutmeg adding some flair. Cinnamon toast, coffee-caramel with some fresh pumpkin. Gentle warmth on the finish.

M: Nice consistency, creamy thick malts, very low carbonation awareness. Slides by.

O: Overall I liked the chocolate-coffee touch, while the spicing was modest, a very nice welcome, that adds subtle touches and never overshadows the main base, malts and purpose. Earthy roast, rich chocolate adds sweetness, with a smooth porter bitterness gives this a strong finish. The spicing is kept in check and lets the base shine. Good drinker.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, creamy, brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, dark fruit, cacao, spices and some pumpkin. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of toasted malt, herbal hops, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, spices and some pumpkin. Finish is long and semi-sweet. Very nice brew.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a mostly dark brown close to black color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Light sliding lace wound it's way around the glass.
The aroma had some sweet coffee beans and roastiness up front then a light pumpkin extract sweetness coming in nicely. Ended with a blend of cinnamon and earthy sweet spice, somewhat like the sweet portion of black licorice.
The flavor was a mix of the sweet and the roastiness up front with the pumpkin arranging nicely with the coffee parts and then a slight cocoa powder starting to come out. Spices seem to keep their place in the backseat of this beer. Slight aftertaste of the roastiness and sweetness of the coffee bean, cocoa powder and pumpkin extract.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Moderate sweet to roasty finish.
Overall, pretty nice porter with pumpkin in it and not being overly done with spices either. I'd have again.

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Photo of BigMike
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Black pour with 1 1/2 finger coffee colored head. Minimal lacing.
S - Slight pumpkin and chocolate notes.
T - Good mixture of pumpkin, spice and chocolate. Some roastiness.
F - Pretty smooth, light body with a semi-dry finish.
O - A good drinking beer. Tasty and enjoyable.

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Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.
Pours essentially black with s tan head.
Burnt pumpkin, chocolate and toast in the lightly smokey aroma. The flavor reveals moderately strong spicing and a hint of coffee.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 9/17/2017 at Arigna in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains pumpkin, spices, chocolate, roasted malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of chocolate, pumpkin and spices. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty roasted malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for a pumpkin porter.

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Photo of muchos
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L. Clear ultra-dark brown or mahogany, nice size head of tight bubbles which recedes slowly and remains as a lacy film for a bit and upon swirling.
S. Cinnamon, chocolaty, allspice, something sharper like ginger, nutmeg, bready sweet malt. A lot more chocolate as it comes to room temp.
T. Malty, bready, ginger, semi-sweet chocolate to start, pumpkin-y and spicy with allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon in the middle followed by more ginger. Aftertaste is bitter and semi-sweet chocolates with pumpkin and subtle fall spices, Flavors aren't huge but they are all there and they work pretty well together.
F. Initial feel is a tingle from ginger, I assume. Thinner side of a medium feel, noticeable carbonation but not too vigorous, not too dry in the end.
O. This is my first time having a beer with this combination of flavors. Bready chocolate, pumpkin, and fall spices work pretty well together. Factor in that it was only $12 for a sixer, and I think I would recommend this if you are on the fence about it. Pairs nicely with a cool late-summer evening. Cheers ! ! !

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Photo of Urk1127
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jgido759
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I went into this not knowing what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. Solid porter with subtle hints of pumpkin spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, an clove) without being overpowering.

I could see myself enjoying this again.

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Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sak3
4.62/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Solid deep brown that's almost black with a hint of red to it.

Smell: A mix of pumpkin and chocolate.

Taste: A kick of chocolate and this is an excellent taste I must say!

Feeling: A smooth drink that you can enjoy a couple of!

Overall: A must try!

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Photo of Damian74
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JLK7299
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Evil Genius Beer Company - Trick, or Treat chocolate pumpkin porter, brewed with cocoa, pumpkin and spices.
7.8% ABV., 35 IBU's
Smell: Sweet milk chocolate, cocoa, bitter roastyness.
Taste: Sweet milk chocolate, bitter roasted spicey aftertaste
Feel: It has a medium body with good substance to it.
Look: pitch black, 2inch tan head
Overall: As I like purple monkey dishwater I like this beer. It has sweet chocolate all throughout the sips and has lovely roasty bitter notes to it as well. The pumpkin really doesn't stand out. I have had other beers by these guys where that wast the case. They go for a certain flavor comination and one of the combinations doesn't stand out. I didn't taste any pumpkin for whatever reason. It would be nice if I could taste it because I love pumpkin, but it still holds water as a good chocolate porter for me. I didn't notice that it was 7.8% ABV because it was not listed on the bottle. After I found out I was pretty surprised because you don't taste the alcohol at all. Very smooth, Enjoy!

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Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.28/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HermitDan
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Trick Or Treat from Evil Genius Beer Company
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