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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
GABF. Dark brown pour, light tan head. Aroma of squash, roast, chocolate and spice. Flavor is dry and a bit roasty, some sweetness from the pumpkin and finishes with spice. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
On tap at CBF. Nice, light brown head. Mostly clear dark brown color. Decent lace. Aroma is very veggie-like, not as rich, roasty, or sweet as I expected. Satisfying pumpkin aroma, though. Good, light carbonation. Dry finish. Light smokiness. Bitter taste,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2012
On tap at DeStihl. Brown-black. Pronounced pumpkin pie spice aroma. Quite well executed. Not overbearing with the dark malts, just the right touch. One of my favorite pumpkin beers I’ve had recently.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5950) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Sampled on tap at the brewpub (Normal, IL). Pours a nice roasty rich brownish hue, some good haze, with frothy tannish head that dies to a good film, laces ok. Aromas are mellow pumpkin spice, cocoa, and cinnamon. Some vanilla, more cocoa, gentle toast and sweet caramel. Lighter on sweetness than anticipated. Initial is medium bodied, offering a decent pumpkin essence, some carmelized sugar and toast, gentle pumpkin pie spices show some cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel. Middle is spicy, with some more pumpkin, actual pumpkin (not the spices), with some gentle cocoa, mellow spice, dries a bit more into the finish. Pretty nice, lighter bodied, more of a darker pumpkin beer with some dancing crisp toffee and dry cocoa. Pretty nice beer here.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2011
draft... medium brown, a little watery and not much head... smells great, lots of pumpkin with chocolate and roast, finish of cinnamon... tastes good as well, too much spice for me to love it, but this is a good one

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1782) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2011
Amazing idea for a hybrid beer, Pumpkin Porter. Tasted great, would have drank some more, but they have so many beers to pick from!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Draft at Destihl. Pours deep brown/black (darker than the baltic porter), tan head that sticks around. Nose is pumpkin pie. Squash and nutmeg are predominant, but oddly, the spicing never cloys or overpowers. Nice bitterness. On taste, again, spicing is held in check. cocoa and allspice/nutmeg are at the front. balanced. Actually, pretty good.


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