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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Light retention with no lacing. Smells of chocolate, caramel, roasted malts and cinnamon. Tastes of pumpkin, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and spices. Semi-bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TATE (400) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Can. Pours black with a thick tan head. Bready aroma. Thick mouthfeel with a burnt flavor tinged with spice, maybe cinnamon. This is kind of an odd combo and I’m not sure how I feel about this one. I think it might be better without the spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (2733) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 17, 2016
At a tasting, thanks, smallish creamy head, opaque very dark brown color, aroma of sesame, ginger, some pumpkin and cola, flavor of ginger, sesame cola and soy, feels oriental, quite sweet. Interesting and drinkable but a bit to spicy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (11144) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2016
Can sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks troubles. Dark brown to black. Aroma of lots of winter spices, caramel, a bit of chocolate, roast. Sweet flavor with caramel, chocolate, lots of spices, a bit of bitterness. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3424) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle. Poured black from the can. Large tan head. Aroma consists of chocolate, nuts, pumpkin and spices. Taste is sweeter than I expected with good chocolate malts. Pumpkin and spices are more subtle. Nutty sweet finish with caramel. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5086) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2016
On draft at World of Beer Westchase. Pours a deep porter brown with a tan head. Nose is earth, cocoa, chocolate, mild spice, and some plummy goodness with bits of yeast. Flavor is similar with earth, cocoa, spice, plum, chocolate, and some mild yeast with hints of spice. Medium to full in body with lingering fruit and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHopster (1032) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2016
(can into glass) OK, maybe a creative idea that sounded good but fell short. Dark brown complexion with thin dissipating head. The flavor is is like someone dumped some pumpkin beer in my baltic porter. The pumpkin is intrusive and seems out of place. Not my thing. Liked the pumpkin Tripel much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 15, 2016
On tap @ 21A San Leandro. Very dark brown in color with a thin khaki head. Like this one better than the pumpkin Tripel right off the bat. Chocolate and spices are pretty dominant. Good bit of cinnamon, though it starts to come off a little chalky on the finish. Sweet dark fruits, cherry, and toast. Light acidity and bitterness. It’s decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (509) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Can pour into pint glass from Epsom Circle Market, Epsom NH. Aroma is mild roasted malt, smoke, chocolate and pumpkin spice, late alcohol. Appearance is very dark opaque brown, with mild sparkle at sides of glass, thin foamy beige head with nice soapy lacing. Taste is mild roasty malt base with pumpkin spice, caraway and late cinnamon. Palate is medium bodied with soft, silky texture, average carbonation and spicy, dry finish. Overall, fairly subtle all around with a unique twist from the caraway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demannu (333) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Dark brown pour with a medium cream/tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and sweet fall squash. Flavor is lightly sweet with a slightly spiced finish. Medium body. It’s drinkable but unremarkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1181) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear dark brown with a medium sized white head. The aroma is roasted malt and a slight hint of pumpkin. The taste is spices and cocoa with a touch of pumpkin. A very enjoyable beer.

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