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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1718) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle from Belmont Station. Wet pumpkin, spices, and slightly toasted malts on the nose. Lots of pumpkin, nutmeg, honey, and graham cracker on the palate. Bits of pie and spices finish it out. Good pumpkin brew!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle with Carla from Belmont Station. Pours a lightly orange-brown with tan foam. Smells roasty ans slightly sweet. Tastes sweetly roasty with hints of cinnimon and nutmeg.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (777) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bomber. Pours black with a layer of light brown foam and bubbles. Aroma is highlighted by pumpkin pie, bittersweet chocolate, cinnamon, allspice and clove. The taste starts out with dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee followed by notes of nutmeg, cardamom and ginger. Also some citrus characteristics from the hops. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and a roasted bitter finish. Overall, a decent Pumpkin Porter that could use more pumpkin flavor and less charred roasted bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (896) - Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2012
22oz bottle from Belmont Station. A: Thick, oily black with a creme head. Slides off the glass. N: Pumpkin, nutmeg, chocolate, coffee, graham cracker. The base porter shows through pretty well. Really like this one. T: Pumpkin and chocolate on the front stage. Nutmeg and allspice. This has a sting of bitterness which doesn’t mesh well. Mint. Needs more pumpkin, less hop. M: Medium mouthfeel. Very porter-like. O: Wish this was more like the nose. Would be a surefire winner if that was the case. For now, just a recommend for fans of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
22 oz bottle from BMOOR. Finally got around to opening this. Pours a rich deepsih black pour, dark and near opaque, some brownish edges. Frothy tannish light brown head stays as a nice film, laces ok. Aromas offer some strength, cinnamon and pie spice, toffe and roast. Cocoa, caramel, toffee. Pie crust, biscuits, pumpkin, vanilla. Really nice play and synergy between the elements. Great pumpkin elements, spice, with firm base porter elements still striking blows. Initial is medium bodied, offering a firm coating of roast and toast, caramel. Not sweet, not too roasty, some creaminess, toast, and cocoa elements shed light. Pie spice, cinnamon and nutmeg, pumpkin, caramel and toffee. Middle offers some cocoa, toffee, touch of girth with spice, pumpkin. Touches of dryness and roast returns into the backend, lingering spice, clooness and a touch of creaminess, bakers cocoa. Finish is spice from pumpkin elements but not overdone. Base really stand sup, great balance. Toffee sweeter elements in the middle, but spice and pumpkin, roast and toast, dryness and bakers chocolate linger in the backend and finish. Very nice, Matt. I remember this Flossmoor version and this one brings warm memories back of that beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5901) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Black body with tan foam; nice lacing. Fresh pumpkin meat, chocolate, nutmeg/allspice aromas. Smooth medium body. earthy raw pumpkin flavors with semi sweet chocolate, dark roast, mild pie spice--very good pumpkin porter

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ACHops (732) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 On tap @ Super Deli Mart. Pours watery dark black with a thin head. Aroma is roasted malts, maybe burnt a bit. Taste is dark malt, again a little over roasted. Some pumpkin spice flavor but really no pumpkin. That’s what you’d get with the better Elysian pumpkin efforts like Dark o’ the Moon. Also lacking the smooth and rich body you might expect from an imperial porter. Not bad, and I like Oakshire a lot, but this is a tough style to master. Revisiting a year later. Body seems a little heavier. Overly roasted, burnt notes still dominate. Definitely some dark cocoa flavor, but does seem a stretch to call this a chocolate porter. And again, some pumpkin spice but lacking the richer pumpkin taste found in others.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackmurder (226) - sadf, Hawaii, USA - APR 26, 2012
Tastes like an average porter. The appearance is quite nice. Thin whispy head with a motor oil black body. Back to the taste though, I didn’t get much chocolate or pumpkin flavor out of this one. It’s really a decent beer, good even but the title was misleading to me. I expected a bit more. One I might try again but nothing too memorable.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2011
At Uber in Seattle Pours dark with about a finger of off white head. Black. Some larger bubbles remain for the course of the beer. Nice lacing. Smells strongly of pumpkin and spices. Not much from the porter comes out. Taste was no surprise; rich and creamy pumpkin with a hint of smokiness and and chocolate. A bit of a bitter finish. Palate was a reasonably carbonated, creamy, but a bit watery. Overall, this is right up there with Dark’O’the’Moon, but not as full bodied. Very good take on it though, a great blend.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
On tap at Über in Seattle. Black with min head . Aroma of clove pumpkin. Medium body with bitter hops, Indian spice, and cocoa. Long some what dry finish. Interesting tasty beer.


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