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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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2013
There was a lot going on in this beer. It wasn’t really the pumpkin or the porter, but the blend of spices that stood out. There was a great complexity in the earthy, seasonal spices, with good richness in the body--imperial porter being a stout, essentially? Enjoyable. Bomber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1503) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Dark brown pour with khaki head. Nose of mild fruity pumpkin and mild ashyroast. Flavor is cola and pumpkin with mild spice and a dry roast finish. Lingering coffee roast. Fairly thin. Fairly high carb level in my bottle. A bit of an identity crisis as seems to never quite commit to porter or pumpkin beer. I know this is kind of the point, but could use a little more oompf.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (309) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Howler bought at Liquor Shed in Casper. A- it pours black, slight hues of red, 1" head of foam, nice lacing. S- it smells like freshly baked pumpkin pie with all the nice spices, especially nutmeg. T- tastes spicy, nutmeg, nice authentic tasting pumpkin, some other sweet notes that are, I reckon, brown sugar. Yes, the brown sugar intensifies as my glass warms up. Dang, this is good and the abv is reasonable. M- great mouthfeel thanks to the medium carbo and body. O- bring on the autumn season! I’m gonna enjoy this fine brew from Alaskan as long as it is in town! One of the best Pumkins I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from AV3, dark brown pour with some faint red hues and a tan head. Aroma of some light pumpkin, chocolate, nutmeg and malt. Taste of light pumpkin and roasted malt, light body, it's ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3567) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle: Poured a black with reddish edges, head was light beige with carbonated bubbles. Aroma is strong on spice and pumpkin. Taste is smoked malt front with hints of spice and pumpkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Taster on tap at the Alaskan Brewing Mothership. Aroma of roasted barley and light pumpkin. Flavors of all the best aspects of a light-roasted barley porter with a modest pumpkin profile and no fake spiciness that tricks the brain into thinking it’s pumpkin pie in a glass. This is REAL pumpkin in this beer, which is not easy to achieve in a final product (personal experience), but these guys know how to do it. This is a completely decent beer for the entire fall season... not just something interesting to bring to a Halloween party. Nice job. The ONLY pumpkin beer I’d ever buy regularly.

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