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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle at California Brew fest. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is pie spices. Med body. Flavor is decent pie spice level over darkish roast malt with a touch what seems to be smoke. Good drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
A dark brown porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet chocolate over cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, lightly powdery. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate with ginger, cloves, and molasses, very nice. On tap at Downtown Brew fest LV 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3380) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine Glendale. Pours Black with a very thin khaki head. Defintely get some spices on the nose. I can’t say I’m getting a ton of pumpkin on the tongue. I get more brown sugar than anything. has a bit of an aftertaste. Eh!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bfpierce (10) - - SEP 20, 2013
A wonderful pumpkin porter with just enough pumpkin spice to balance the coffee warmth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokephibroke (287) - Mead, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013 Pie spice and molasses dominate the nose. Malty and spicy, the pumpkin underwhelms. Not bad, but not near the best fall seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StefanSD (2087) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head that quickly fizzes down to nothing with an audible hiss. The aroma is strong with pie spices of nutmeg, allspice and some cinnamon. The taste is similar to the nose with lots of spices dominating. The palate was full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finished long with lingering spices. Overall: I thought that this was over-spiced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Tap. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is very pumpkin laced with just a minimal spicing. The chocolate malt and light roast really balance well. Nice lingering pumpkin meat finish. Just a little malt bitterness and coffee on the finish. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and a slight cling on the back end. Really well done pumpkin porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3551) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Yeah, good. Might/may as well be black. The bubbling makes swirling chains on the top. The aroma is fleshy pumpkin and solid. The flavor even more so with hints of cinnamon and.ginger, but the meatiness of the pumpkin dominates. The is a good pumpkin ale and seems sessionable but is not. Its too good at fooling you its weaker than it is. Three of these on a fall day will set you straight

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Growler. Dark brown with a small, light tan, creamy, head. Aroma of pumpkin, chocolate, pie spice and caramel. Flavor is pumpkin pie spice, chocolate, light roast, crackers and light alcohol. Medium to full body with average carbonation. Really nice beer, good pumpkin and spice character and a great base beer.
Earlier Rating: 11/12/2012 Total Score: 4
Growler. Dark reddish/brown with a frothy light tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, pie spice, chocolate and coffee. Flavor of bitter-sweet chocolate, pumpkin pulp, cracker and a super light spice taste. Medium to full body with a smooth creamy mouth feel. Wow, this thing is fantastic, lots of pumpkin flavor without that vegetal taste and a very light spice character. One of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6087) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Draft at SB. Pours a dark and grainy near-black with a dense and creamy tan head. Sweet pie spice nose with some soft chocolate in the background, mild roastiness. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Roasty, chocolatey, pie-like mid palate. Pleasant and approachable, but not really different from other pumpkin porters.

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