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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2501) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2013
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle stamped 20-A02114. I thought I was done with pumpkin brews for the year but then this one arrived from a friend (not a RB trader). The pour is a deep brown tone with ruby red hues and a thin, slightly lingering tan head. Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, yeast, and caramel malts waft upward into my nose and make this highly appealing. The body is about medium and also creamy and smooth. The taste brings out the pumpkin spice, especially the cinnamon, beautifully with a smooth, yet dry briefly lingering finish. The best of both worlds. A Porter and a Pumpkin and it works well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1710) - Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2013
22 oz bottle- Pours black with red highlights in the light and a one finger tan head that holds settling with a nice creamy blanket. Aroma is pumpkin without even sticking my nose up to the glass, also pie spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. The taste is nice and pumpkin, spices are there too, but you do really taste real pumpkin in this, much better than I was expecting, not too much roasted malt taste either which I think tends to overpower the pumpkin taste in some similar beers of this style. Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4160) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a smallish light tan head on it. Nose has quite a lot of pumpkin coming through in there, with just a hint of come roasting underneath. Taste is a little sweet with just a hint of bitterness at the end from the roasting. Not my bag, but my wife loves it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2436) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a brownish orange color with a small off white head. Notes of agave syrup, squash, smoke, and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (5313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Black pour with a thin foamy light khaki head. Nose is roasty with too much pumpkin spicing, like dark malty nutmeg and allspice. Flavor is kinda the same, mostly roasted black malts, a little cocoa, a little sweet earthy pumpkin, and a little too much nutmeg and allspice. A little too dry overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
22 oz bottle. Aroma is of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin. Taste is of roasted malts, earth, squash, cinnamon, light licorice, and all-spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. The look is dark, off white head, and black in color. The smell is pumpkin, malt, spice, nutmeg, and ok. The taste is sweet, spice, pumpkin, ok, and ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Dark brown. Malt up front with pumpki...horahh! Full body through and through. My first pumpkin porter and Alaska nailed it with this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (1682) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bomber. Pours a dark opaque lack color with a small head. Nose is fabulous with pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and chocolate. Taste is pure pumpkin with the autumn spices and sweet chocolate. Finishes on the same tasting notes. A delicious porter for the season. Quaff Score 9 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zgaier (1608) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Pours black with a tan head and aroma of pumpkin, spices, and roasted malt. Nice chocolate and roasted malt flavors with present pumpkin pie, spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice, leading to a pumpkin spice, roasty finish. Delicious pumpkin porter, very tasty

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