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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1672) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Good as a porter but disappointing as a pumpkin beer. There’s just not enough pumpkin and spice. Drinking it blind I wouldn’t even guess pumpkin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Part of pumpkin beer rating month for me. Ever so slight aroma of cinnamon and spices. Dark pour. Taste has more chocolate and roast than pumpkin or spice. There is something in the taste. I couldnt tell you it is pumpkin but something is in the taste. Good brew not necessarily a pumpkin brew though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1214) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Solid if unspectacular. Pumpkin flavor is evident, but overbalanced the base porter, which is too hidden in taste. Likewise, the sugar and spice notes need to be amped up. This is not bad at all, but there are others that are better. B- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5960) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle @ home. Courtesy of Max and Ole, thanks! Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, spices, x-mas cookies, sweet fruity. Flavor is malts, spice, cinnamon, x-mas cookies, sweet fruity, pumpkin. Medium body, soft carbonation. 241013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sjohnny (371) - - 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 (657) - 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 (3916) - 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 (6270) - 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 (10935) - 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 (385) - 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

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