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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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The story starts in 1999 when Shaun O’Sullivan walked into my Seattle pub. He’d heard about my massive pumpkin fest and wanted to get together and brew a pumpkin beer like no other: a Baltic-style Porter brewed with pumpkin, caraway and cinnamon. In a light colored can.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a hazy dark dark brown with some ruby edges and a finger of light tan head. Aroma is toast, coffee, and caramel. Taste is similar, caramel for sure, with some notes of lightly burnt toast. Hint of vanilla. Kind of watery, but good.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1552) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Can.... cant remember where I picked this can up from but it has been sitting in my fridge since oct of 2014. Nice dark color... small head....nothing to brag about but solid looking brewski. Nose is some pumpkin spices... Taste pretty much follows the nose... light spices, pumpkin.....body is light and really easy to drink for a beer that is over 8%. Overall; beer that I enjoyed and recommend

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2189) - USA - JAN 18, 2015
Hmm. "A Baltic-style porter lager brewed with pumpkin and spices." It pours out like it means what it says - black, with a foaming lid. The can label appears to be drawn by a cartoonist whose work I’ve seen before, but I’m not sure where. Funky, humid, floral aroma. The taste is full on chocolaty and smoky, with a warm, chili-like finish. The sugary taste is balanced with some nice bitterness, and there are dashes of pumpkin pie and cinnamon. Very good indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (551) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Not too bad. Tastes like a sweet porter with pumpkin spices... Not anything extremely crazy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2716) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 4, 2014
tastes like a big old pumpkin muffin, bready and winter spice. Some of the porter roast grains shine through, and a hint of alcohol warmth make this a nice fall/winter quaff. Dark bodied in color, medium weight mouth feel, fairly slick and oily. Small beige head caps this off.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (758) - Burlingame, California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of cinnamon, pumpkin, and coriander. The flavor is spices up front with a pumpkin and spice backbone and a sweet finish over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2014
draft at Blue Monk. blackish colored pour, medium creamy body. chocolate, malted milk balls, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg. decent flavor but not exactly my thing

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34303) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
From tap. Pours black, small tan head. Aroma is mild roasted malty, light yeasty to phenolic. Coffee and slight caramelish. Toffee malty and caramelish. Bitter and roasted dark malty into the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttroha (412) - Americus, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Can shared with a friend. Pours dark black with tan head. Aroma of malts and spices. Taste of coffee, nutmeg, and clove. Not much of a pumpkin flavor at all. Dry finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (355) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Can pour, almost opaque black body, head like walnut shells, fades to a skiff. Smells of toast, malt, caramel, cinnamon, raisin. Taste is raisin, sour cherry, pumpkin pie. Palate is rich, smooth, carbonation subdued. Finish is a bit sweet, with spice, but not cloying at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tourette (222) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Rather disappointing pumpkin porter. Too much pumpkin, not enough other complexity.


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