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Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Vancouver, Canada

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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All treat, no trick: this rich, robust Chocolate Pumpkin Porter is so good, even the living dead will indulge.


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3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, - OCT 27, 2012
Pours dark with mediun head foam stays. Aroma is chocolatey. First sip is watery smokey dark malts with a deep sweetness. Aftertaste is clean. Not bad. Clean finish but too rich to drink much of.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (7108) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Off white head. Nose and taste of pumpkin spice, pie crust, milk chocolate and vanilla. Lighter bodied.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
none to shabby smell is a weak wimpy porter / choc smell it pours an unheavenly black color with a nice tan head taste is smooth and mildly sweet pumkin / choc porter flavour pretty respectable

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
650ml bottle from Coop - Part of the October Discovery Beer Bag. Aroma is rich coffee malts, and burnt pumpkin seed, clove. Kind of an odd smoky bitterness on the palate that is only sort of balanced by the chocolatey coffee malt character you’d expect in the porter. Not much pumpkin flavour distinguished. Kind of a miss for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marshallstrong (3) - Calgary, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013 does not count
I was recommended this beer by a friend of mine! I would say it was very good! I poured it in my stein and it came out as a dark black with a light brown foam head! It has a good smell of spices and dark chocolate. as well which makes it a great Fall/Halloween beer. I do wish the Pumpkin flavour was a little more present then the spices and chocolate in the flavour though! All in all, Ill say this was a very good beer and a fun one to drink while handing candy out to kids on Halloween :)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
Black body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma is mild with a sweet malt base, very light roast character. Flavour is interesting, mild dark malt core. Light bitterness in the finish, interesting fruity character that is sort of pumpkiny. Chocolate touches? Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Nice, mild overal. On tap at Volo, Toronto

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
Not as good as I was expecting. Pours a thin dark brown/black. Very little head. Aromas of fall spice roasted malt and some dark chocolate. Flavors are milk chocolate, sour, some cinnamon.. And maybe a touch of pumpkin. Nothing to get excited about.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3000) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Well balanced. Robust constant flavor good in begging. Punkin is suitably light here. Pour black without much head or lacing. Finishes lightly bitter with some sourness. Thick texture. Light chocolate. Tap at volos.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle, the sixth in our little Fest of Fall Beers. Very dark brown body with a 1cm thick beige head. Aroma is mostly roast and chocolate, maybe some vanilla too. The flavour is dominated by roast and chocolate, but given time, pumpkin can be found in here. Body is definitely on the thin side, with an acidity in the finish that didn’t help. Not bad, but not great either.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (762) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle to pint glass Burnt malt and coffee and some earthiness, but I wouldn't necessarily call it pumpkin. There's also a slight alcohol aroma too. Not surprisingly, an opaque black with a thin ring tan head. You do get the pumpkin taste though, kind of like roasted pumpkin as it's a bit sweet as well. It ends with a coffee like bitterness. It's kind of thin for a porter and almost no effervescence. I haven't had too many pumpkin porters to compare this to, but I can easily imagine a better one. Below average to average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
Pours really dark brown with hardly any light coming through and a small tan ring around the glass. Aroma is spice(nutmeg, cinnamon, maybe ginger), chocolate, earthy toffee and roasted malts. Flavour is sweet caramel, spices(same as aroma), chocolate, and a mild bitterness.


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