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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1031) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Deep brown pour, small tan head. Nose is smoky vanilla, nutmeg, and black patent malt. Bittersweet. Middle is creamy dark malt, pumpkin body, splash of coco. Finish is earthy with a slightly spicy hop tang. Nice nightcap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3581) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
12oz bottle courtesy of Wilkes and Lynn. Dark brown pour, beige head that disappears completely. Aroma of big pumpkin spice, cocoa. Tastes are roasty, toffee, lighter on the spice. Not too sweet - which is good by me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thetmaxx (818) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Poured from the bottle. Really dark, thin head good lacing. Aroma is some roasted malt, some chocolate. Flavor really highlights the traditional seasonal spices. Iím pretty sure I get a good amount of pumpkin to and the spices are balanced like the best pumpkin pie Iíve ever had. This is hands down my favorite pumpkin beer! Abv doesnít hit me. Sticky sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (850) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Really earthy roast. Hard to follow up Pumking. Campfire in aroma and taste. Pretty solid if in the right mood. Really dark in appearance and vibe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3562) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Black-brown body, nice carbonated body and decent head. Nose is mildly chocolatey with feint sugar pumpkin notes. The body is earthy chocolate and moderately roasty, with a sweet underpinning and not roast astringencies. Very clean and smooth. Sweet finish that is vaguely of mace or some indiscernable pumpkin spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
runaway (72) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2014
12 oz bottle pours dark cola brown with a tan head. Aroma is pumpkin, allspice, a hint of roasty malts. Taste is mostly chocolate malts with notes of spice and squash. Body is creamy and finish is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (921) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brownish red with a three inch tan head that slowly collapses. Taste is of pumpkin, spice, malt, caramel, chocolate and grain. Similar aroma. Has a medium body with a slight spicy finish. Very easy to drink and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Lots of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and allspice in the aroma, along with roasted malt, cocoa and coffee like you would expect with a porter. Very dark brown, murky, decent light brown head with tiny bubbles. Sips leave a good amount of lace on the sides. Nearly opaque dark brown with hints of ruby, one-finger dense tan head and modest lace. Bitter at the start, with a sweet, caramelly finish. I find the sweet almost too much. Hint of sour from the pumpkin. Medium body, not as thick as I would expect, slight carbonation, long finish. Overall, I liked it but if I made one change it would be to tone down the sweetness a little. I think it was a bit less sweet last year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dekester1 (346) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured a deep, dark red/black (barely transparent) with a light head and minimal lacing. Aroma was of malts, pumpkin and a slight smokiness. Taste was of roasted malts, smokiness and slight pumpkin overtones. Palate was good. Overall, a nice porter, although I would probably just go from an ale or lager if I was mainly interested in the pumpkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4238) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
bottle. deep brown with small head. malty with chocolate and light pumpkin. this is a rare pumpkin beer that has more pumpkin than spice. quite well done.

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