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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 13/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
25th January 2014
Bamberg Bash Day 2. Cafe Abseits tasting. Almost clear deep amber beer, small pale tan head. Crisp palate, light minerals. Good pumpkin fruits and nice, not overdone mellow spices. All in good balance with the mild dark malts. Finishes crisp and semi dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Sledutah, thank you sir! Very dark brown color, bright beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa powder. Taste big spice, some roast, but the roast is a bit drowned out by the spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Draught at Malt & Vine, Redmond
Dark brown color. Light aroma of butter and spices. The mouthfeel is quite round, there is caramel flavor, and mild spices (cinnamon and nutmeg); moderately sweet.
Balanced. Well brewed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cafe Abseits tasting during the Bamberg Excursion. Cheers to Kenny. Pours deep brown with a creamy tan head. Good stuff, definitely some autumnal spices present, light cocoa, toasted bread. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with further pumpkin and spices, mild roast and cocoa. Nice depth and balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle tasting at Cafe Abseits, Bamberg, during Jolly to Bamberg 2014. Black beer with a small head. Malty pumpkin aroma, caramel, biscuits, fruity, slightly hoppy, roasted, some chocolate. Malty pumpkin flavor, chocolate, licorice, cocoa, biscuits, vanilla notes, fruity, some hay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (17336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle at Cafe Abseits. Tasting. Dark brown beer lasting collar. Spicy aroma. Not over spiced but too spiced for me. Not for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17220) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Day 2 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, Cafe Abseits Tasting, bottle thanks to crash out Kenny - I think he managed to connect this one to his north and south probably a half bottle pour the form he was in !, 25/01/14. Dark mahogony brown with a moderate light tan covering/swirl. Nose is dark fruits, toffee, lots of spice, pumpkin pie. Taste comprises mild pumpkin notes, dark malt, brown sugar, earthy cocoa, dark toffee fudge, spice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying closure. Ok for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15797) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Medium brown, thin head. Aroma has a lot of pumpkin, spice...nutmeg, cocoa, pumpkin and cinnamon on the palate. Good brew. Nice, balanced spiced porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14161) - 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.

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