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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle. Near black pour with a large tan head that lasts and leaves good lace. Aromas are of mild malt, tobacco, roast, smoke, lightly vegetal, leathery. Spicy: nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon. Mostly clean. Flavors are roasty, smokey, tobacco, cedar, ginger and cinnamon. Medium malt, toasty, lightly warming. Medium bodied, off dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (776) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
Dark brown pour with small tan head quickly dissipating to no head. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves, roasted malts, and spices. Taste of roasted malts, brown sugar, chocolate, cinnamon, cloves and pumpkin, most notable on the finish. Lots going on in this one, Nicely carbonated, full bodied and tasty, excellent beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (4890) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Brown in color, slight haze with a thin tan head. Super Porter flavor with a light pumpkin silky flavor and finish. Wish the beer had more pumpkin flavor.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (939) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours black with a small tan head. Smells of pumpkin and hints of roast and chocolate. Taste is pumpkin, hints of roast and a touch of chocolate. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Alaskan Pilot Series: Pumpkin Porter finishes with a pumpkin punch.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shooter42 (130) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Very tasty and rich pumpkin porter that has a nice spicy flavor and sweetness with some real pumpkin flavor. Nice dark color and smooth creamy mouthfeel. I really like this pumpkin porter!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arondee (557) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pours a dark chocolate brown with little to no head. Aroma is sweet chocolate malt. The taste is silky smooth rich milk chocolate, pumpkins, all spice, and lactose. Overall one of the best pumpkin beers Iíve had in a long time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1163) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2013
(bottle) Pours black with a thin dark tan head. Beer seems kind of overly fizzy in the carbonation department which does not bode well. The aroma is very pleasant right at the start, with a good amount of pumpkin thatís not overpowered with spice. Canít really get much in the way of a porter when itís cool like this. Some chocolate does appear when it sits for a bit and even more pumpkin shows up. Really starts to get pie-like, and I am digging that. Flavor holds some pumpkin, but not as strong as the aroma suggests, and the porter aspect makes its presence known particularly on the finish where itís paired with some spice (allspice, cinnamon) that creates a nice effect. Kind of tastes a bit like cola. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is a little sprightly, but not overly so. Overall not a bad pumpkin beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bomber. Standard Porter color with a half-inch of tan foam. Mild notes of nutmeg, roasted pumpkin and ginger in the aroma. The flavor is mostly baked pumpkin, cinnamon and chocolate at the start along with some brown sugar, nutmeg and clove. The body is moderately creamy with medium carbonation and a dry, spiced finish. Overall, a solid pumpkin pie spiced Porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brouwerij (918) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown with rapidly settling tan head. No lacing. Aroma is sweet, initially banana, heavy smokiness. Flavor is sweet up front, pumpkin and spice, smoky, mesquite, bacon, mild roast finish. Decent pumpkin and pleasant spice, but flavor is unnecessarily smoky. More smoke character than porter character, not a whole lot of balance. Seems to grow on me though. Moderate carbonation, medium body, and juicy texture. A decent beer, smoky for a pumpkin ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nsanders (488) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bomber. Deep red brown with thin tan head. Strong pumpkin, brown sugar, roasted malts and mineral water. Quite sweet. Watery with a bit of a chalky feel. More on the pumpkin side than the spice side.


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