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Four Peaks Pumpkin Porter
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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our tasty Porter with subtle pumpkin flavors. Available every Halloween.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammys99beers (1) - Phoenix, USA - OCT 22, 2011 does not count
Perhaps the perfect porter! Great for the fall season. Slight hint of pumpkin in aroma and taste. Four Peaks continues with their stellar beers.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paiste2002 (181) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
J_man (665) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2012 Very dark with a ruby tinge and a small tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt and pumpkin pie spices with a light sweetness. Definite pumpkin flavor with good (not too much) pie spice. Thereís a bit more sweetness than necessary, almost a slight candy corn taste (or am I just imagining this because of the season?). Slightly creamy texture without being too heavy or too light. The spices get even better as you go! Hazelnut in the aftertaste with a slight vegetal component thatís very nice. The dark roasted malt of the Porter style works great with these flavors. Itís amazing that this is the only truly dark pumpkin beer I know of because once you think about it and taste it, itís an obvious thing to do. I was very lucky tonight and caught the *last* keg of this for the year! I hope Iím in AZ next year when this comes out. **UPDATE** And here I am again in 2011 enjoying this yearís batch! Still just as delicious as I remember and possibly a little less sweet which is even better. Had to have 2 just to make sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1063) - 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).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Draught at Four Peaks Tempe.
Black with a nice thick but quickly dissipating head. Nice lacing that clings to glass. Crisp roasty aroma with a roasty malt and chocolate flavor and just a hint of pumpkin. Light- medium body with a sweet roasty finish. I could drink this all day!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8537) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Draft, courtesy of nbutler11, thanks! Pumpkin beers are not usually my style, but this one is subtle fruit in a decent porter base. Nice balance and good body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mttan02 (29) - Tolleson, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2012
From a growler on release day. Lots of spice aroma. Very dark amber color. Malty sweet and spicy flavor, with a bit of pumpkin. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2011 (on draught at Scottsdale location). Pours brown with off-white head. Aroma is predominantly of nutmeg and some spices. Some chocolate as well. Sweet but balanced. Light to medium bodied with a creamy texture. Finish is smooth and long. Getting chocolately notes of the porter to compliment the spices. Nice beer.


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