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Alaskan Pilot Series: Pumpkin Porter



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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A native plant of North America, pumpkins were first used in beer in colonial America as a substitute for hard-to-find malt, and none other than the father of our country George Washington had a highly touted recipe. This imperial porter pumpkin beer combines the robust, full-bodied style of a porter with a, frankly, crazy amount of pumpkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2015
bottle, dark brown color with off white foam, aroma of nutmeg , pumpkin spice dry chocolate, flavor is similar with some roast and coffee also

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Very dark pour with clingy head. Smells fantastic. Really like the thickness and richness of the protest mixed with the slightly sweet pumpkin taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (731) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Poured a dark brown with a thin beige head. Taste of pumpkin, nutmeg, roasted malts, and chocolate. Average carbonation, medium body. A superb pumpkin porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1695) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Brownish pour with little head. Aroma has allspice, light caramel and a touch of chocolate. Taste is of sweet caramel, tangy spices, and a bit of dark fruit. Medium bodied. Finishes sweetly allspice-y, with some length. This is much better and more well rounded than a typical pumpkin brew. Cannot grade it properly to do it justice. 14.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
From Notes: Poured in to a Porter Glass. Pours dark brown with tan head. Dark notes with the slight taste of pumpkin.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WABeerFiend (321) - - JAN 19, 2015
Best by 01.14.15. Poured from a 12 oz into a beer can glass on 10.09.14. A: Lots of pumpkin, brown sugar, and chocolate. A: Fizz quickly recedes to a ring. Midnight black body with some red in the glass. T: Pumpkin and chocolate dominate. Brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a slight woodiness are subtle. P: Watery but it’s a porter. Nice fizzy bubbles on the tongue. Crisp. O: The head wasn’t great. but this a fantastic pumpkin porter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaaduce (13) - Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
From a can, Sweet smell, good dark, full body, nice faint pumkin with sweet after taste, I enjoyed it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (5880) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle from GreatDane1632 as part of local swap world wide edition, many thanks. Almost black color with medium beige head. Strong spicy aroma of cinnamon,nutmeg, ginger, clove, caramel. Taste, caramel, dark malt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, herbal hops. Medium long spicy finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KamGoPro (153) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Deep brown pour. Strong crazy pumpkin aroma. Sweet porter. Refreshing and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (837) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2014
This slightly transparent brown red beer has a somewhat mild aroma. It has a slightly spicy flavor but the pumpkin flavor comes through just enough to make this a very interesting porter.

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