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Alaskan Pilot Series: Pumpkin Porter

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


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   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.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WABeerFiend (274) - - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaaduce (12) - Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
From a can, Sweet smell, good dark, full body, nice faint pumkin with sweet after taste, I enjoyed it

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (5316) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KamGoPro (123) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Deep brown pour. Strong crazy pumpkin aroma. Sweet porter. Refreshing and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (792) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Livendadream (135) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Btl pours clear deep dark brown color with a tight small tan head that disappears quickly leaving no lace. Big aroma of holiday spice: nutmeg,cinnamon, clove. Tastes of sweet malt, nutmeg,vanilla, cinnamon,chocolate and clove. Just a hint of fresh gourds in the background. Medium body, adequate carbonation,tingling almost astringent mouthfeel and a dry slightly bitter finish. A very nice pumpkin beer, that does not go overboard on the spices and you can actually taste pumpkins.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (671) - USA - NOV 22, 2014
Check this off the Want List. The first thing that strikes me is the aroma as soon as I open the bottle. Pumpkin, herbal, and spices that follow through into the flavor. A very easy drinking Pumpkin beer that I could continue to drink all night. Very easy on the palette.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (349) - Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2014
The pumpkin porter pours a dark grape nearly black color with a thin tan head that doesn’t last too long but leaves plenty of evidence of its existence behind. The aroma is pumpkin, spice and caramel. The flavor is caramel initially, which is immediately overwhelmed with pumpkin and spices.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlihcsnatas (388) - Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Looks and tastes like a porter should with a taste of pumpkin to go with it. I like porters in the winter (Jan-Feb ’round here) and this ain’t that time. Got this to compare with other pumkin ales but this one is not exactly qualified to be in the Halloween Pumpkin Ale challange. Good stuff but not a Halloween brew, more for Christmas time. Will be drinking the rest of these with a slice of homemade pumpkin pie at Christmas dinner this year.


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