dfearnley (1094) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass
Pumpkin, celery, and cucumber. Dark cloudy amber with a long lasting thin head. Nice pumpkin taste, no annoying pumpkin spices to screw up the taste.
Reynolds314 (2479) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty nice beer. Nose is spicy cinnamon and nutmeg with light toastyness. Taste has a fair amount of sweetness but the spices dominate. Pretty tasty beer that doesnt seem like 8%.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Orange brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and chocolate. The flavor is very similar with a lot of chocolate and pumpkin notes up front. I also get some strong spice notes including cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Ernesto987 (4069) - Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great spicy porter, doughy and cinnamony, wow so spicey even after giving it some time
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from total wine sterling. Pours black with a very thin khaki head. Nice pumpkin and spice sensations on the nose. Bigger pumpkin on the tongue. Not getting a ton of the roast but there’s only a slight alcohol burn on the finish. Solid for style.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an extremely dark brown color with a small tan head. The nose is huge with pumpkin, squash, ginger, cinnamon, chocolate, roasted malt, clove and caramel. The taste of big with chocolate, roasted malt, pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, ginger, light coffee, clove, and spices. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, clove, and spices on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy mouthfeel that drinks easily for 7.5%. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Great balance of flavors and bitterness. Overall this is an excellent pumpkin spiced porter.
mikedR (1380) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite good but nut spectacular. Very nice pumpkin spice aroma. Good porter base, and good pumpkin taste. But maybe just a hair too dry and roasty. If they dialed in a bit of malty sweetness this would be a home run. That said, very enjoyable!
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Beergeek23322 (2530) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. The pumpkin is really showing through and adds a nice balance to the dark malts and chocolate flavors. Great beer!
TheBear11D (326) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The imperial pumpkin porter pours a deep amber almost purple with a thin light brown head. The aroma is pumpkin, spice and toast. The flavor roasted malts, pumpkin and spice. Overall the beer is good but not worth the price tag.
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Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opened this bottle with a friend on Thanksgiving. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma is pumpkin, bread, vanilla, and fresh cookies. Moderate carbonation bolsters this beer, but there’s some slickness to it that detracts from it a bit. Finishes with a little snap of bubbles. Good flavor profile with obvious pumpkin, though it’s not as bold as some in the style. It melds well with vanilla sweetness, milk chocolate, light coffee. Well-rounded flavors that aren’t pronounced in any one area. A pleasant bounty of holiday flavors. A good pumpkin beer, that isn’t a one-trick pony. A nice Thanksgiving treat.