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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our seasonal Pumpkin Porter is made by using over 200 pounds of pumpkins. The beer is black in color with a slight dark-reddish tint. Cinnamon, coriander, allspice, ginger root and nutmeg combine for a beer you only wish your grandma could make. World Beer Championships Award: Gold Medal 2011 and ’Best of 2011’ in ’All About Beer’ magazine.

Admin Note: Different than the retired Samhain Pumpkin Ale


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Draft. Pours hazy brown with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has tons of cinnamon. The taste has pumpkin and spices.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Draft. From notes. Roasty with notes of slight pumpkin pie spices and decent dark chocolate hints. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
[Tap] Sampled at the brewpub. Opaque black pour with a light brown colored head. Hearty aroma of pumpkin pie spices, syrupy molasses and heavy ginger. Taste has a more mellowed spice profile, with dark and roasty malts becoming more upfront. Lingering chocolate and licorice notes mix with ginger. Nice complexity. Tasting notes from 11/2011.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
At Bangers and Lace. I kind of liked it although the flavors and aromas were all over the place. I almost missed the pumpkin and spices. Thin palate. Serving: Tap

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7961) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Not huge on the spices, very pie crusty with a porter lingernig in the backgorund with pumkin.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Dark pour small tan head. Sweet pumpkin aroma rotated fruit cardamon nutmeg vegitile. Average pal. Flavor is over roasted like roast malt fighting with pumpkin. Lacks balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On tap at Stubby’s. Ruby brown with a thin an head. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, spices and light caramel. Taste is spicy with pumpkin spices, caramel and coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
On tap at the Chicago Beer Fest ’12. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is nice with a good amount pumpkin, chocolate, roasts, and a light spicing. Touches of vanilla in there as well. Flavor is similar. Roasts stand out a little more with all the pumpkin, rich chocolates, and light spicing. Finishes dry with some roasts and a light bitterness as well as some pumpkin and chocolate. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light, smooth body and a creamy, medium-light carbonation. Overall, a pretty well balanced and tasty Pumpkin Porter. A tad thin, but enjoyable nonetheless.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Tap at Stubby’s. Pours to a dark brown body with a tan head. Nice composition in the appearance. Super nice aroma with lots of pumpkin, dark cereal grains, cardamom, and light chocolate. Flavor is cardamom and nutmeg with chocolate and a nice sweet cereal grain and pumpkin. Spiced, but very balanced. Medium full body that finishes clean.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Sampled at Adam’s fine wedding. Sweet smoky pumpkin filling aroma. Some of those pumpkin spices in the flavor. Light roasted tartness that’s odd. A little acidic. Harsh. The flavors don’t match the aroma. Ok. 7/3/7/3/15


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