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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2008
draft at the brewery. not a whole lot of pumpkin flavor, honestly, but a pretty good porter otherwise, and i think i could taste some of those spices too. definitely full bodied, creamy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Jon’s 2000th tasting. Growler, courtesy of WeeHeavySD. Thanks, Jon! Black, great malty pumpkin aroma. Mellow flavor. Some alcohol. Some roastiness. Easy to drink.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Tap at the Map. Son of a bitch what a remarkable beer! Black as promised with a funeral bouquet of cinnamon, nutmeg, roast, pumpkin and chocolate in the nose and flavor. Thick brown head as if it were BA. Wonderfully thick texture. A new presence in my Top 5 and the best pumpkin beer I have ever tasted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2009 on tap, pours dark brown with off white head. nose of chocolate, pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, and cardamom. flavors a much of the same, nice chocolately finish. the body is just too thin, if this had a fullier body it would be killer by the pints full.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
From a growler shared at WeeHeavySD’s 2000th rate tasting. Dark pour wiht not much head. Roasted malty aromas. Some pumpkin spice, but that really came in through the flavor. Pumpkin pie and hints of the fruit itself. Pretty darn tasty. Competition as good, but in a different way as my favorite Pumpkin beer, Pumking.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Growler, courtesy of WeeHeavySD. Thanks, Jon! Pours a very dark, very oily brown color; headless. Loads of dark chocolate, toasty pumpkin spice, and dense cocoa notes in the aroma; very nice, smooth nose with toasted pumpkin seeds and chocolate. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: dense cocoa, dark chocolate, and intricate, soft spicing (cinnamon, nutmeg, mostly); really nice, dense pumpkin beer; as good and dense and toasty as, and similarly composed to, the Midnight Suns. Lengthy finish: cocoa, dark chocolate, and lots of dry, toasty malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Growler shared by weepster. Thanks. Poured an opaque black color. The head was light brown. Attractive aroma of pumpkin, chocolate, butter, and subdued spices. Nice. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with mild to moderate roasty bitterness. Great roasted malt and chocolate flavors pushed the pumpkin into the background a bit along with the subdued spices. Very well done pumpkin beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (882) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Growler, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing. Pours a deep black with a tan ring. Rich aroma, of spicy pumpkin, smoke, toasted malt, and dark fruits. Taste of burnt toasted malt, pumpkin, molasses, brown sugar, dark fruits, and spices. Lingering burnt smoke and sweet pumpkin flavors. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBunker (725) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pour from a growler. Pours black with a brown head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma is of roasted malt, spice, sharp coffee, and of course pumpkin. Taste is amazing. Huge taste of roasted malt, spice, pumpkin spice, and dark fruit all with a nice coffee bite underneath. Very big presence of alcohol, that warms long after each sip. There is a lot going on in this beer, but it is very well balanced. Very creamy mouthfeel. Delicous, but not a beer I could have several glasses of due to alcohol and rich coffee taste. More of a tasty sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2841) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Draft at FSRB. If you want to keep up your reputation as a beer geek, get down to Flossmoor NOW and drink this thing! A solid black beer with a thin yet spongy foam that clears up as I write these notes. Big smell of pumpkin pie spice. Taste throws honkin’ chocolate in, until the whole things comes out like some crazy South American cordial that’s found only in the back of an exclusive hotel’s bar. Caraway hints remind me of a little kvas. Even though it’s not quite a big beer, the experience is somewhat heady. I’m finally reminded of its big porter base near the finish.


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