Four Peaks Pumpkin Porter
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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our tasty Porter with subtle pumpkin flavors. Available every Halloween.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices and light milk chocolate. Flavor has some light pumpkin and spices with a nice chocolaty, roasted porter flavor. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2009
Draught at the brewpub
Black color; creamy head. Medium-light cardboard aroma and cinnamon. Moderate chocolate and caramel flavor, luckily without the burnt malt feeling, and with a touch of cinnamon. Low bitterness. Not bad, but I don’t fancy cinnamon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Cask & tap at Tempe. I really enjoyed the cask. Pours pitch black with a smallish tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla. Flavor is wonderful! Dark roasted malt, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and a touch of brown sugar. This one is creamy and smooth and very easy to drink way to many. Thanks Derrick!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1744) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Handbottle from Joshua, thanks man! Amber color. Dark and acidic, sweet aroma. Black cherry, pumpkin, cinnamon aroma, less on spices, more candied fruits and generally autumnal sweetness. Subdued, with a yeast-less quality that polishes it too much.

Firm and tangy flavor, lots of fruit and fleshy pumpkin sweetness. Putting aside the pumpkin, it’s easy to find orange zest and black cherry particularly in the sweetness and especially in its zingy acidity. Some brown sugar and savory, doughy malt qualities provide plenty of balance.

The palate is a little hollow and again could use a lot more yeast presence. As it slides over the back of the tongue it gets really pleasant, the bitter chocolate malt dries out the palate; the balance between that characteristic and the beginning acidity is pretty lovely. Finish is a lot of candied ginger, pithy bitterness, pure pumpkin. Still very much a pumpkin-driven beer, but balanced quite smartly with the right level of dark malt, favorably.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6010) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Hand bottle from hellbilly. Thanks man! Aroma of pumpkin spice, a touch of sweetness, and a light roasted background. Pours dark brown with some auburn hints. A nice tan head moves to a thin ring. Cinamon, pumpkin spice, ginger, a little tartness with a super light roasted flavor in back palate. Zesty ginger lingers for a while and then a light roasted porter base makes an appearance. The ginger bread part of this one makes it different than many other pumpkin ales. This is growing on me as it warms and as I finish the bottle. The porter becomes more and more evident as it lingers on the palate after the spice subsides. Subtleness is nice sometimes and it works with this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOLTZ7555 (3004) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2008
On tap at the Scottsdale pub. Just wasnt impressed by this one at all. Dark mahogany pour with flashes of crimson around the edges. Really no head to speak of. Just seems like an average spiced ale...cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger but missing the porter influence. Where is the chocolate...where is the coffee...average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2008
On tap at the Scottsdale location. Pours a clear reddish brown with a minimal off white head. Nose is mainly pumpkin pie spices. Taste is pumpkin pie spices upfront with a chalky cocoa and light coffee finish. Lighter mouth feel. Strange beer to be honest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Tap/cask vertical at 4P. Tap is better. I think I can pretty well ditto nbutler11’s review (though I will not admit to ever having eaten gingerbread with vanilla nads in it) with the addition that the tap version is creamier than cask (which is wholly baffling to me).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap in Tempe. Near black pour with s small creamy tan head. Porter elements are more obvious in the aroma at first, including roasted caramel malt, coffee and chocolate. Pumpkin and spice work their way through as it rests a bit. Flavor is similar, subdued pumpkin, lots of pie spices, and a fairly standard porter. Smooth on the palate, but a bit too thin for the style. Overall a very good local brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
Pours black from the tap at the brewery with a reddish tint and a fluffy brown head. Smells of pie spices (mostly nutmeg and cinnamon) and tastes of toasted malts, pumpkin, and caramel. Vanilla nad gingerbread are also apparent, but there’s an element of cream that seems missing. Regardless, this is a champ of a beer that way underrated.

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