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Alaskan Pilot Series: Pumpkin Porter

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (1454) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a dark brown closer to black colored body with a half finger white foamy head that quickly dies and leaves light lacing. The smell has pumpkin up front in this one with some nice roasted cinnamon and barley, burnt sugar makes somewhat of a presence and there’s a little bit of chocolate underneath more so once the beer warms. The taste is mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors with a roasted barley aftertaste, and a dry finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium, and is somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is good for the style and for me. Overall, I really enjoyed how the pumpkin flavor and the other "pumpkin" flavorings played a part in the combination of this beer, to make this and put it in an American Porter was an excellent idea. I would definitely get this again and most likely seek it as a "dessert" beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1670) - USA - MAR 9, 2014
Dark brown in color... Big pumpkin, spice aroma... Flavor is roasted malts, nuts, pumpkin, spices... Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (2792) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at Café Abseits, during the Bamberg Jolly 2014.
Appearance: Brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Spices, pumpkin, fruit, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Pumpkin, fruit, malt, spices. Too strong in the pumpkin. Unbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14282) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
25th January 2014
Bamberg Bash Day 2. Cafe Abseits tasting. Almost clear deep amber beer, small pale tan head. Crisp palate, light minerals. Good pumpkin fruits and nice, not overdone mellow spices. All in good balance with the mild dark malts. Finishes crisp and semi dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7895) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Day 2 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, Cafe Abseits Tasting, bottle thanks to crash out Kenny - I think he managed to connect this one to his north and south probably a half bottle pour the form he was in !, 25/01/14. Dark mahogony brown with a moderate light tan covering/swirl. Nose is dark fruits, toffee, lots of spice, pumpkin pie. Taste comprises mild pumpkin notes, dark malt, brown sugar, earthy cocoa, dark toffee fudge, spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying closure. Ok for style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (3679) - GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
(bottle, courtesy of madmitch76) pours a murky deep ruby-brown colour with a small off-white head. aroma of banana and vanilla, heavily spicy, with lots of cinnamon and clove. flavour is mostly the same, heavy all-spice, some alcohol, a hint of gooseberries and herbal hops. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (2122) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Absolutely loved this beer. Amazing pumpkin porter, thank you chris for the bomber!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle tasting at Cafe Abseits, Bamberg, during Jolly to Bamberg 2014. Black beer with a small head. Malty pumpkin aroma, caramel, biscuits, fruity, slightly hoppy, roasted, some chocolate. Malty pumpkin flavor, chocolate, licorice, cocoa, biscuits, vanilla notes, fruity, some hay.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle at Cafe Abseits. Tasting. Dark brown beer lasting collar. Spicy aroma. Not over spiced but too spiced for me. Not for me

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (188) - Pacifica, California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
No retention and no lacing. Smells of chocolate and black licorice. Tastes of spices, nutmeg and chocolate. Not much of an aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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