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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2024) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Beer 2000! Dark brown with a tiny beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, roast, molasses. Tastes roasty and lightly spiced. Medium bodied with slight fizziness. Decent, but a little weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (653) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2014
From a bottle at the Fall Harvest Festival. Appearance: finger tan head, amber brown color, clear, ok lacing. Aroma: nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, molasses. Palate: full body, average carbonation, light bitter finish, slight creamy texture. Taste: sweet spices into a nice sweet pumpkin, and then onto a light bitterness with some spice lingering as well. Overall, very good balance, love the spice balance in here, very good seasonal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foyle (253) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a thick, rich light beige head. Color is deep red-black. Aroma: heavy aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon and other spices. Some coffee and earthy hops as well. Mouthfeel: medium bodied and creamy with a quite dry finish. Flavor: pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, with some lingering earthy hops. Overall: another winner from Alaskan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
78samh (173) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
12 oz bottle pours dark brown. Aroma is spiced pumpkins. Taste is massive spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, anise and pumpkin. A slight roasted coffee flavor and a nice malty sweetness. Molasses as well. Could be darker but definitely a good seasonal porter. Well done pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (1105) - Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
A friend described this as "pond water". I wont go that far but thin mouthfeel and terrible finish doesn’t help. Nice spice combination though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"Not a great pumpkin beer per se, but a nice robust chocolatey porter that makes good use of brown sugar for extra body and flavor. Big chocolate, fairly dry, little in the way of spices (besides the BS) or pumpkin. "

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (211) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Growler pour, almost opaque, deep red/brown body, nice, cream colored head fades to a skiff. Aroma roasty, toasty, raisin, spicy. Taste cinnamon, cloves, raisin, cider, whiskey. Finish is spicy, somehow not dry and not sweet. Palate is a little light, carbonation good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paintedmaple (445) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Rich pumpkin over dark roasted malts with fresh, real spices. Velvety mouthfeel and a nice bitter bite to compliment the sweetness. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (796) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a dark brown with light brown head . Aromas of fresh pumpkin and a hint of smoke . Velvety texture . Mild roast , smoke , pumpkin pie and carrot cake like flavors . Excellent .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 1, 2014
A pumpkin and sugar aroma. A dark brown, probably the darkest pumpkin beer I’ve had. The pumpkin is nice and not overwhelming in aroma, head or body. The brown sugar is more than I’d like, but doesn’t quite go over the edge into too much. Overall, pretty good.

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