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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11346) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Not huge on the spices, very pie crusty with a porter lingernig in the backgorund with pumkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10872) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with off white head,aroma brought roast, coffee, cinnamon, some yeast into a bit of pumpkin, slight cocoa as well. Taste is a mix of cocoa, roast, some spice with cinnamon, nutmeg, hints of earth, finishing sweet, spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6942) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5785) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2015 On tap at El Azteca restaurant. Poured a small brown head of fine to medium sized long lasting bubbles. The aroma contained notes of brown malt and mild spices. The body was an opaque brown and had a fair lacing. The flavor contained notes of mild vinous weak brown malt, licorice and spices. Overall it is a decent pumpkin ale that is slightly different from the norm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3904) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
chibuck (3510) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3360) - 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.

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