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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3639) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Yeah, good. Might/may as well be black. The bubbling makes swirling chains on the top. The aroma is fleshy pumpkin and solid. The flavor even more so with hints of cinnamon and.ginger, but the meatiness of the pumpkin dominates. The is a good pumpkin ale and seems sessionable but is not. Its too good at fooling you its weaker than it is. Three of these on a fall day will set you straight

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Growler. Dark brown with a small, light tan, creamy, head. Aroma of pumpkin, chocolate, pie spice and caramel. Flavor is pumpkin pie spice, chocolate, light roast, crackers and light alcohol. Medium to full body with average carbonation. Really nice beer, good pumpkin and spice character and a great base beer.
Earlier Rating: 11/12/2012 Total Score: 4
Growler. Dark reddish/brown with a frothy light tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, pie spice, chocolate and coffee. Flavor of bitter-sweet chocolate, pumpkin pulp, cracker and a super light spice taste. Medium to full body with a smooth creamy mouth feel. Wow, this thing is fantastic, lots of pumpkin flavor without that vegetal taste and a very light spice character. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6111) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Draft at SB. Pours a dark and grainy near-black with a dense and creamy tan head. Sweet pie spice nose with some soft chocolate in the background, mild roastiness. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Roasty, chocolatey, pie-like mid palate. Pleasant and approachable, but not really different from other pumpkin porters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9696) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2013
On tap at Hops and Pie poured aclear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aroma of toffee, carmel, allspice, clove and cinnamon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, toffee, carmel, cinnamon, allspice and clove with a smooth lingering spiced finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (511) - - SEP 14, 2013
Tap at Parry's Pizzeria, Highlands Ranch. Pumpkin aroma with strong notes nutmeg and other spices. Pours dark brown with an orange tinge. Smooth pumpkin flavors rounded out well by the spices and a very smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy dark red with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of some slight caramel, toffee, toasted malt notes, hints of spice, cinnamon and clove, slight pumpkin but pretty hidden. Taste is a mix of slight toast, caramel, toffee, hints of toasted pumpkin, yam notes, hints of vanilla, more spice in there, finishing bitter, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bomber. Poured deep brown with an off-white head.. looked good. The aroma picked up sweeter, roasty cocoa with mild pumpkin accents.. very fresh and well-balanced. The flavor found toasty cocoa, vanilla, and light, sweet smoky notes at the core.. tangy roast and pie spicage laced throughout.. roasted pumpkin seeds and peppery notes joined on the finish.. tasty. Medium-bodied, roasty, and well-balanced.. this went down easily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. Pours a fairly clear, deep reddish brown appearance With a light brown head, strong toasted pumpkin, caramel, big nutmeg, vanilla spicy, apple, banana aroma. Fairly smooth, light veggie, pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, somewhat rich flavor. Not horrible but pretty intense which isn’t surprising.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
algemo45 (60) - - SEP 12, 2013
Strong on the spices, light on the pumpkin. Mouth-fullness is just right, and the color is dark and inviting. Great fall beer all around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4130) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle... Poured black with a decent tan head. Aroma had pumpkin pie spices. Mostly a lot spice on this one with a hint of pumpkin squash. Some roast with cocoa too. Nice tasting pumpkin porter. My only compliant was that th body was a little thin.

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