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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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

holdenn's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2094) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Such a solid brew...and absolutely love the name! Have appreciated horror movies for some time now and Halloween has always been a focus. Dark, complex, and aggressive with cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin meat, brown sugar, and caramel are all there. Super knotty and tasty! Get it if it’s available!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5207) - Fort Wayne, 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8752) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2535) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Draft. From notes. Roasty with notes of slight pumpkin pie spices and decent dark chocolate hints. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (2069) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (9737) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Not huge on the spices, very pie crusty with a porter lingernig in the backgorund with pumkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - 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.

   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.

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