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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sjohnny (365) - - OCT 24, 2013
Spice, malt, slightly vegetal "soft" aroma. Black with touches of amber. A foamy light tan head that fades quickly. Smooth. Some pumpkin but not a whole lot. Spice. Clean velvety finish with some lingering sweetness. A decent porter but I hoped for more pumpkin pie going in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (646) - DENMARK - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle @ Max Aarhus. Dark brown, medium tan head that settles quickly, some lacing. Aroma, spices, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla. Smells like Danish Christmas cookies. Taste, roasted malts, spices, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3849) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Spec’s - Houston Galleria, 10/23/13

Aroma: The nose is sweet and roasty, pumpkin spice, chocolate, brown sugar, and vanilla
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a small brown head and minimal lace
Flavor: The taste is definitely on the sweet side, but it is balanced by the spice and the roast
Palate: The body is medium, it has a soft-to-average carbonation, and a lingering, spicy finish
Overall Impression: I found this one to be a solid take on the Pumpkin Porter style, but not an amazing example. It does make for an enjoyable drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6076) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Tap at Town Hall Lanes. Dark pour with minimal head. Allspice and pumpkin aroma. Crisp taste with a fairly full body. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 23, 2013
On tap @ Tustin Brewing. Dark brown, almost black, pour with a tan head. Aromas of roast, light smoke, all spice, nutmeg, and quite a bit of chocolate. A touch of vanilla and...ginger? Flavor is a touch acidic. Bitter roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a light sweetness. Nutmeg, all spice, and a hint of ginger. Mild vanilla sweetness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crispy34 (374) - Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bomber bottle. Aroma is some raw pumpkin with some dark malt. Dome sweetness. Appearance is a very dark brown with a little tan head. Taste is some what pumpkin spice with a slightly dark malt finish. Palate is pretty mellow. Overall, a decent beer. Pretty bland. Would have liked more spice, personally. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vcoggins (39) - Cypress, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Pours a deep dark brown with some slight red around the edges. One finger tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma of pumpkin pie with spice is somewhat muted by the dark roasted malts. The flavor is dark roasted malts, chocolate, a little hops on the finish, with again muted pumpkin spices under it all. Mouth feel is typical porter maybe on the lighter side but nice. Over all I like this beer. It tastes like a chocolate porter/stout with pumpkin spices. A nice change from the standard dark beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pours dark dark brown, really light body, nice balance, a fine pumpkin beer it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Draught. Poured as part of the Killer Pumpkin Festival at the Green Dragon. Black with malt aroma. Flavour is pure pumpkin, nothing else. Light malty finish with a pumpkin edge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Nikiel (877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours like rootbeer, dark brown with no foam what-so-ever. Smells super sweet of pumpkin pie (mostly brown sugar, nutmeg and allspice). Absolutely no body, tastes like spiced rootbeer with a lingering earthy bitterness at the end in all the wrong ways.

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