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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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1755) - 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!

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.

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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9443) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - 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.

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,

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7906) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Not huge on the spices, very pie crusty with a porter lingernig in the backgorund with pumkin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5909) - 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 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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