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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8440) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle shared by me at tasting at my house. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of pumpkin, molasses, gingerbread cookie, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Medium body or slightly less than medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (699) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pumpkin pie spices along with a light vegetal gourd aroma and a bit of salty sea air pop out of a truly gorgeous dark amber/ruby body with a light tan head that dissipates quickly. The spices come on strong with cinnamon and nutmeg showing prominently but not too much or out of proportion. There’s a really good pumpkin flavor here that’s missing from a lot of spiced pumpkin ales. The roasted malt plays perfectly against this with a light char and some dark chocolate. The body is medium and has a good heft without feeling thick. This is more of an English style porter and seems very drinkable despite the 8.5% ABV which is not obvious at all. Finishes smooth, leaving behind the spice and chocolate. Excellent seasonal beer that I hope will be a yearly offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Gourdgfous
Date: November 30, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark brown with burgandy edges, fine tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet spiced aroma, chocolate malt, caramel sweetness, lots of cinnamon
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, sweet caramel enhances the chocolate, lots of balancing spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle:   Deep brown, dark, moderate frothy beige head, dies quickly, spotty lacing.   Soft roasted malt, but mainly a nice cinnamon and nutmeg collaboration.   Very fresh and bright.   Spicy up front, cinnamon, nutmeg, with a nice roasted malt aspect.   Very well balanced between the roastiness and the spices.   Probably one of the better Porter examples of a spiced ale that I have had in a long time.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean finish, bright cinnamon and nutmeg on top of sweet soft roasted malts.   Not a bitter nor overly malty example, well balanced, and a damn treat to drink!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2012. Clear brown color with tan sheen. Big allspice, cinnamon, caramel, pumpkin pie mix aromas. Same big ass allspice, cinnamon notes in the flavor along with some roasted nuts, and dark caramel-missed the pumpkin here--still good tho

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertK (3) - - NOV 28, 2012 does not count
Wow. This might be the best porter I have ever had. It's spicy, cinnamon, with massive yam flavor. It's so unique, but in a way where I wish this was more common. I LOVE this. Going back to boring pumpkin ales will be awful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HangarJunkie (5) - Victorville, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012 does not count
From a bottle bought at Bevmo, pours dark with a minimal head. The nose is very light with some spice and hints of nutmeg, it tastes of pumpkin and eggnog and has a lasting finish. Overall a good fall beer but not one you want to drink all night as its a little high in abv. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bomber from Palm Springs. Dark brown in color. Spiced nose of nutmeg and cinnamon. Rich and roasty up front with a decent amount of spice. Tastes like a really good porter with a nice compliment of spiciness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Tap at the Bruery Provisions. Lots of pumpkin with some crusty pie. Spices are really balanced. Sweet caramel. Easy drinking dark malt. A smooth beer with a medium full body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
buttslamify (52) - - NOV 3, 2012
really a very strong beer, especially considering that pumpkin isn’t usually one of my favorites, but this really hit the spot on halloween. Intense flavor of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and maybe a little caramel/vanilla flavor, smooth finish with a beautiful dark color and head. Granted the bar wasn’t very high, but definitely the best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had.

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