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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10552) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle @ Richard’s tasting. Black pour with a tan head. Pumpkin spice aroma, roasted malt, and cocoa. Some toffee sweetness, coffee, and toast. Flavor is kind of papery. Bitter roast and coffee. Dark chocolate, pumpkin spice, toffee, and toast.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8168) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Tap at Bailey’s in PDX. Huge webby mocha lace on a deep brown to black pour. Awesome lacing. Heavy pumpernickel and pumpkin spicy nose. Taste is dry, mildly soapy and quite hoppy. Very good. Dry, bitter. No sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle:   Nearly black, moderate frothy beige head, so-so lacing.   Sweet clove, pumpkin, and gingerbread nose.   Similar bits on the tongue, along with some sweet roasted malts.   Has a slight sweetened coffee flair to it.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering allspice and soft roastiness, a touch of ash.   Decent example, solid, but nothing to write home about.   Wished the cinnamon and nutmeg were a bit stronger, in place of the clove and allspice.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Draft at ncbc. Pours black with loose tan fisheyes around the edge. Big dark chocolate and pie spice nose. Watery body, a bit flat. Roasty dark chocolate and pie spice mid palate. Long ashy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5940) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
On tap at Apex, pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of mild pumpkins, autumn spices and some light cocoa. Flavour is fairly subdued on the pumpkin, bringing out more of the chocolate notes. Quite a nice roasted quality too. No ABV detectable. Fairly light-bodied, but pleasantly flavoured. Solid stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bomber from the grocery store. Pours a deep black color with a medium brown milk shake head. Super spicy nose with chocolates. The flavor is likewise dominated by spices, especially cloves and allspice, some light pumpkin, cocoa, dusty bitter chocolate. Light roast. Leaves your lips with spices and cocoa powder. Quite nice. Very spicy but not distractingly so.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This pours quite dark and has a nice tan head that leaves cool lacing that stays put. An aroma that offers big pumpkin along with cinnamon, nutmeg, and coffee. The flavor begins with coffee and cocoa and the feel is powdery. Spices emerge that are cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Pumpkin is there but, interestingly, it is nowhere nearly as prominent as in the aroma. later some hops are tasted and they add bitterness and sulfur. The final sip brought some brown sugar. I did not fall in love with this beer and, frankly, it was a little too much for me. However, I did love the complexity. And in general, the pumpkin worked well in a big porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4774) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Dark brown in color, thin head. Nice pumpkin and chocolate flavors. Light ginger and other spies. This was a very tasty brew.


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