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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Tap at H24. Great foam, deep amber brown pour. Great lacing. Excellent spiced pumpkin pie nose, rich and authentic. Taste is solid, nice spiced medley, somewhat chalky finish. Slight lemon, somewhat watery. Solid, impressive pumpkin beer. Simple. Not sticky or boozy or cinnamon dusty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is spicy cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg with pumpkin and light chocolate. Clear brown with a medium, lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is pumpkin pie all over, really nice as smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6511) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a pumpkin an treacle aroma. There is a very spicy complex flavor that includes chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon and dark molasses.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1031) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Small pour at the park. Pours a deep brown with no head. Aroma is nutmeg, clove, spice. Taste is more spice and some sugar, cookie and booze. Nice but doesn’t stand out more than being a big pumpkin beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2113) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Aroma: Pumpkin, Chocolate, Lactose Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Pumpkin, Lactose, Mild Chocolate, Mild Dark Malts Mouthfeel: Decent Lacing, Medium Bodied, Mildly Cloying

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle from DBS. Aroma and flavor is a not sweet version of TREAT. Good cinnamon and clove going on here with the pumpkin pumping up the porter aspect. Pretty damn good, but I like fresh TREAT better.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1799) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bomber from blackwells.. cloudy orange pour with white head.... creamy hoppy aroma..taste is incredible smooth ..absolutely love it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
Surprisingly tasty and unique beer well crafted from this brewery. A good balance of porter, pumpkin spices, and molasses. Yes, better than it sounds. Lovely spice comes through. Light orange with a lasting head. Very smooth mouthfeel, full drinkable experience. Thanks forhookingg me up OCBeer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3250) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
On tap at Beer Revolution. It pours a very dark crimson brown color with a handsome tan head. The aroma jumps out as earthy squash vegetable with some sweeter dark fruity malt and nicely integrated allspice, nutmeg and ginger. Not a cinnamon bomb thankfully. The flavor is more off the same with mashed, cooked pumpkin, mild dark cherry and subdued but present spices. It finishes with a welcome surprise of roasted malt. Full bodied, but not too sweet. Really good beer. One of the top pumpkin beers I’ve had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle at jtclockwork’s place for a tasting. Pours a mostly clear brown with a thin beige head. Big spicy gingerbread on the nose, roast and a bit of bakers cocoa. Medium bodied, spicy malt and toast, pie spices, warm roast and malt. A bit of alcohol peeks through. Chocolate and cocoa linger over pie spices into the finish. Interesting and tasty.


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