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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 ˝ 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10929) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours dark brown with ruddy glints and a creamy tan head. Aroma is primarily pie spice. Med body. Flavor is chocolate, dark malt and pie spice. Might be a veg hint. Veg isn’t my forte. Overall it’s tasty and rather out of the seasonal mainstream. Nice stuff.

3.6
   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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10785) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Mahogany colored pour with a khaki head. Really heavy cinnamon sugar and ginger aromas. Some sweet brown sugar, toffee, and toast. A light roasted quality, some nutmeg, and roasted malts. The flavor is also very heavy on the cinnamon qualities. A lot of brown sugar, some nutmeg, plenty of all spice, hints of roast and chocolate, and a light ginger bite on the finish. Only moderate malt sweetness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Tap at Bruery Provisions. Nice dark pour, creamy head. Loaded with chocolate, pumpkin and spice with a good backbone of roast in the nose. Creamy and delicious flavor, good cocoa notes, pumpkin pie spices. Loved it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8552) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8366) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8214) - , 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
On tap. I feel that they have brewed this beer before with a different name. Pours with a near black hue with a small tan head. Aromas are roasty, molasses, pumpkin seeds, earthy. Light spice, some chocolate. Flavors are dry, roasty, chocolate, light spice, a touch vegital. Very earthy. Some sweet molasses.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6436) - 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.


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