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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Made with 100lbs real pumpkin, 20# cocoa nibs, and pumpkin pie spices (ginger, allspice, nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon). Nice and spicy in the nose, full bodied porter, with a smooth chocolate finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15578) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2010
Draft @ Flossmoor Station, Flossmoor, IL. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty spicy dark fruit aroma with hints of pumpkins. Roasted malty spicy chocoalte and dark fruit flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy licorice and dark fruit finish with hints of pumpkins.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Had this on tap. Poured black. Aroma was spices and coffee. Taste was nutmeg, black coffee, roasty, with chocolate and hint of pumpkin. This was very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2008
On tap at Flossmoor and from a growler. Man, was I excited about this one because a. I love me some chocolate, b. I love me some pumpkin, c. I will probably never get a chance to try the original Midnight Sun version, and d. Flossmoor brews the hell out of porters. Poured black and oily with a thin mocha head. Aroma is mostly coffee and dark chocolate, but nutmeg and cinnamon show through as well. Flavor is rich and bold, lots of coffee and chocolate with subtle pumpkin pie filling in the finish. Medium-bodied. Awesome, but I wish they had amped up the spice a tad more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4092) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
On tap at strong ale fest. Pours a dark black. This is very nice spiced ale. Dark chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumkin pie, clove. Nice full bodied mouthfeel... roasty with nicely balanced spice. Good winter warmer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Tasted on tap at the Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival 12/6/2008. This beer pours a very dark black color from the tap. Small to medium sized tan foamy head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee, nutmeg and cinnamon. A medium bodied spiced ale. The malts are chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. The hops are earthy. The pumpkin flavors and there, but kind of hidden by the roasted malts and all those pumpkin pie spices. It’s a nice mix and makes for a very tasty, very smooth tasting beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2008
On tap at the 2008 Strong Ale Festival. Poured a dark black color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of pumpkins, pumpkin seeds, and lots of spices. Tastes of spices -stronger in the tastes vs. the aromas-., pumpkins and some chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2008
tap at south loop binnys.... a dark black body with reddish brown edges. thin light tan head.... aroma of light pumpkin, nutmeg, and subtle black licorice and not to mention chocolate.... flavors of creamy chocolate with nutmeg and lighter pumkin essence. sweet and moderately spiced. nice creamy mouthfeel with the carbonation level being just right. i thought this really worked overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 5, 2008
On tap at the San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2008 this is a tasty beer. I think it would be good w/ mole. A very complex beer with pumpkin, spices and cocoa in the flavor. Different and very nice

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2008
On tap at Flossmoor Station. Pours pitch black with a 1 inch tan head. Heavy spiced aroma of cinnamon and allspice with a bit of roastiness. Flavor is very much the same as aroma. Clove is a little more pronounced in the flavor, but mixes well with the other spices, coffee and chocolate. Absolutely phenomenal.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2008
On tap at the station. Pours a dark brown black with a thin beige head. Nose is really roasty, with lots of toasted spices: pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, and cocoa. Creamy and delicious as the roasted malts, chocolate, and spices blend together so well. This is what all pumpkin beers wish they could be.


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