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RATINGS: 54   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 ˝ 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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1081) - Morro Bay via Orange County, 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 (2241) - 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 (1980) - 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 (8912) - 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 (3478) - 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 (6743) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8911) - , 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (734) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - 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


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