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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This beer combines the rich, roasty flavors of a porter with those found in a traditional pumpkin pie. The complex aroma practically jumps from the glass. An intriguing mix of chocolate and spice… The flavor is robust with notes of dark chocolate, pumpkin pie and a caramel sweetness accentuated by a generous addition of molasses to the boil. The interplay of the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice gives this beer a very pleasant finish. Additional Information: The pumpkins used in this brew were grown at Larry Jacinto farms right down the street from the brewery. We were very excited when Larry told us that he had a great crop of pumpkins growing literally ½ mile from the brewery. Once the pumpkins were seeded and quartered, we teamed up with the Gourmet Pizza shop in downtown Redlands to utilize their giant pizza oven to help roast all that pumpkin. This beer was a true community effort!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (971) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Yay for pumpkin beer season. Bomber purchased at Distillers Outlet in Poway in January 2013 ($7.49). This is from the first bottling of Gourdgeous in autumn 2012 and enjoyed two years later. Pours a dark brown hue with nice reddish-garnet highlights and two fingers of beige foam. AROMA of roasted pumpkin, major holiday spice (ginger and allspice stand out), roasted nutty malts, and mild smoky chocolate. FLAVOR of smooth dark-ish chocolate, dark malts, molasses, sticky caramel, roasted notes, vegetal roasted pumpkin, and ending with significant spice. I like that this allows the pumpkin to express itself without the roastiness of the porter taking over, though perhaps the spice could be toned down a little bit. Nicely nuanced and greater than the sum of its parts. Certainly one of the better pumpkin beers that I have tried, though I am unsure of how the two years of aging has affected it. (50, 924)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 1, 2014
I’m never sure when a beer is going to fall into the spiced beer category or it’s base beer style. This is as spiced as any beer but classed as it’s base, a strong porter. Pretty nice job with the pumpkin and spices, as expected from this brewer. Light roast and chocolate, moderate levels of pie spice and pumpkin. Quite smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1986) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin, toasted malts. Appearance: black, small, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: spicy sweets, nutmeg and cinnamon, very malty. Overall: great Imperial Porter, nice pumkin flavours. Pint at Yard House Downtown, San Diego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (321) - Pacifica, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Medium retention and no lacing. Smells of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin. Tastes of spices, nutmeg and cloves. Spice aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1266) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Like many pumpkin beers, this is really pumpkin spice and Porter. A lot of upfront allspice and nutmeg. Color is brown with some red or orange highlights. Tastes similar to smell. Get slight chocolate and minimal roast from the base beer. Not a bad pumpkin beer as far as they go.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Itzjerm (1648) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2014
I like cool whip on my pumpkin pie. This has the pumpkin the crust and the cool whip. Great nutmeg aroma. Sweet maltiness. Nice mouthfeel. Why didn't I buy another bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2290) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Deep mahogany brown in color... Aroma of pumpkin, spices, cinnamon, nutty malts... Fairly strong nose... Flavor is spicy throughout, prevalent notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, molasses... Pumpkin is kind of secondary.... Finish with spices... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Dark coffee hue.The pumpkin is lighter than the spices and is tasted throughout the beer. Spices are dominated by cinnamon which also dries out the beer. Other pie spies finish out the flavor. Tastes and smells great. Sometimes it reminds me of root beer. If your craving a pumpkin beer this will satisfy you. Deep dark and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dwyerpg (4827) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 31, 2013
A strong cinnamon pumpkin aroma. Reddish hue. This is an all-in pumpkin/Christmas ale. I get tons of nutmeg, some other spice I couldn’t identify (guessing allspice from the description) and pumpkin. A bit sweet. Not for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1680) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bomber. Pours a dark brown color with a small head. Nose is pumpkin, and spicy with nutmeg and cinnamon.....and sweet. Taste is spicy with a pleasant combination of pumpkin and chocolate. Finishes on the same spicy pumpkin and chocolate notes. Finish is moderately long. Delicious! Quaff score 8 / 10

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