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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1717) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bomber, thanks brenn79. Aroma is roasty, pumpkin pie spices, raisins, molasses, chocolate. Pours an extremely dark brown, near black, with red highlights; has a beige head that falls fairly fast. Taste is sweet, spicy and savory. Has a licorice component to the flavor. Mouthfeel is a little oily, a little creamy; body is medium to full. Excellent pumpkin beer, exceeding my expectations. Addendum: I had to up my aroma score a point. It really opens up after a bit. A nice (above average) meaty pumpkin pie aroma, similar to Pumking, comes out after warming up a bit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brystmar (1261) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Dark brown color. Pears, dark fruit, odd aroma. Pumpkin really? Sweet briefly, messy after. Pass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3127) - Montana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle pours a black color with no head. Nose is pumpkin pie with spices. Taste is same with some roastiness .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3311) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2013
22oz bottle 11/5/13 (Whole Foods-Lamar)-Pours black with small tan head. Aroma of pumpkin , coffee, and chocolate. Taste of the same with pumpkin amd spices coming thru. This medium bodied brew kicks ass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Draft. Blackish beer with a dark cream head. Pumpkin pie spice aroma. Rich malt and light pumpkin pie spice flavor with light caramel and light vegetal notes. Medium bodied. Rich malt and light caramel lingers with pumpkin pie spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2013
I had this. I drank this. Good chocolate and roast flavor with nice pumpkin aroma and spice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2013 Decent pumpkin flavor opens up to what ends a little sweat for my liking. light for a porter and goes down smooth, just leaves a syrupy sweetness that is a bit too much for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Another beer in my quest to find the best pumpkin beer. This one does not disappoint. Great rich raw earthy pumpkin aroma. Smooth and creamy. Delicious. Cocoa porter is great and works seamlessly with the pumpkin. Very mild spices if any. This beer is all about the pumpkin and porter. Killer aroma. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (834) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 31, 2013
I just wonder how many ratings for a pumpkin beer there will be tonight on this site. This is a nice porter, great looking, black and Exxon Valdez oily, with aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and liquorice. I am not sure what to expect from a pumpkin beer in terms of flavour: Something as a mixture of Hogwarth’s pumpkin juice and butter beer? The flavours are of a good porter, with malts and chocolates, but heavily spiced with anise, caraway seeds and liquorice. This is probably hindering the expression of the pumpkin flavour too, as I hardly tasted any. Not a treat, neither a trick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2264) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Andre. The aroma is the standard pumpkin pie spices, slight chocolate. The flavor is pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, raisin, berries, soft maltiness. This is a tasty pumpkin beer. Some noticeable tannins from spicing but they are in balance.

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