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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Pumpkin, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and ginger round out this imperial porter.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2015
2015 bottling... Had the last couple of years, but havenít gotten around to the review until tonight.. Bottle picked up at the COOP for about $7ish.. Standard porter look with a decent tannish head.. Aroma and flavor are nice and dry, cocoa and light roasty malt barely carries the light spice... Definitely digging the light hand with the sweet spices.. I appreciate that it isnít overly sweet or malty .. Nice and drinkable for a PNW pumpkin brew.. Not my favorite style ever, but this one is light and hits on all the right notes.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Beautiful black color and. Nutmeg and cinnamon aroma. I was certain that this beer should have been enjoyed a year ago when we bought it but my GF has a weird pumpkin thing and it was her last pumpkins thing. Now that it is pumpkin time again she is ok with letting go and opening. Well... I was right. Didn't age that well over that much time.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (6740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Deep dark brown with a faint ruby highlight around the edge of the glass with a wee tight foamy light beige head. Lovely roasty sweet aroma with pumpkin spice and cinnamon and sugar dark malts. Maybe a touch of coffee as well. The flavor is nice and dark with a nice earthy sweet touch. Thereís a subtle pumpkin spice note alongside some dark toast and black roast malt. Not shabby. Finishes with a bit of pumpkin.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Getbetter (1030) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
From a bottle into a goblet. The pour is a dark red brown with a white minimum white head. Thereís a lot of spice to this beer which kinda is overpowering but the backbone, chocolate and roast malt flavors make this still a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Dark brown pour, brown head. Roasted malt, pumpkins, spice, cocoa, nutmeg, cinnamon, spice cake, sugar cookies, brown sugar. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Poured from a bottle into an ale glass. Aroma of pumpkin, roasted malt, chocolate and a little nutmeg. Pours very dark and thick, almost no light can pass through. Thick head with small bubbles, tan colored. Starts malty sweet, then finishes with bitterness from hops. Medium body, modest carbonation, some alcohol. Liked it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4313) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is filled with a lot of pumpkin and chocolate, with some roasting, and relatively little amounts of spice; only a bit of clove comes through for me. Taste is pretty sweet with a lot of pumpkin at first, but a fair bit of roasting and chocolate (and just a hint of bitterness), too. Solid brew.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (1614) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Dark brown pour. Big fluffy head. Aroma of coffee soy, perfume, pumpkin roasts, char, dry, mild pumpkin charcol. Very bitter finish. Big time char. good for coffee lovers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (666) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Very spice forward, with some sweeter caramelized pumpkin, light bittersweet chocolate, roasty finish,. Good but needs a little more body and Iíd dial back the spice a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9409) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"This is a beer that was nice enough, but given how much I generally like strong porters, pumpkin, chocolate and Oakshire brews, a little disappointing. Everything about it was pleasant enough, itís just that the spices really drowned out the majority of the porter character, which wasnít all that "imperial" if still nice. And the chocolate really took a back seat. A little more robust and balanced, this could be great. As it is, still pretty good, but not an $8 beer."


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