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Summit Unchained 05 Imperial Pumpkin Porter

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The fifth beer in the Unchained Series will be from brewer Nate Siats and is an Imperial Pumpkin Porter. Nate is a big fan of pumpkins and wants to do this up right, starting with where the pumpkins come from. The small, local, organic farm that is providing the pumpkins just so happens to be owned by Charles Jones, one of the strong fellas who work on our keg line! Nate’s desired flavor profile in his own words- A dark, chocolaty, full bodied beer with a slight bitter after taste. Evenly spiced with a hint of pumpkin, you would think you were sitting down for thanksgiving dessert. Perfect for a cool, fall afternoon.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trail_and_ale (36) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Sampled at Winterfest 2011: Slightest hints of nutmeg...clean, dark appearance with thin head...the pumpkin finish was a nice surprise, as most pumpkin porters tend to have a bold flavor, but this was turned up to the right volume. Summit does it again with a top-shelf beverage.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2488) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Draft sampled. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of pumpkin. Flavor was roasted malts, mild coffee, chocolate, a bit of caramel and some subtle pumpkin with a medium to full body and had a pleasant bitterness. A decent porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3082) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Pour is a black with a large tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, nuts and a cinnamon. Flavor is again roasted malts, some chestnuts and a nutmeg. The pumpkin was not very pronounced. As a Impy stout this was just ok but if the word pumpkin was not on the label I would not have known it was used in this beer. This may be a bit old but not that old.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy onyx with 3-finger brown head. Nose is black patent malt, cacao, pumpkin puree. Tastes hoppy, malty, with some cacao, minor pumpkin flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa nibs, and hints of pumpkin and spice. Poured pitch black in color with a very big, creamy, dense, brown head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, roasting, chocolate, slight spice, slight pumpkin, and light caramel. Medium body. Slick, creamy texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, chocolate, light caramel, slight pumpkin, and slight spice finish is lightly dry and slightly sticky.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Tasted at the big “SeaBass has got to go” tasting courtesy HonusWagner. Pours mahogany with tan head. The aroma has dark roasted malts, some burnt malts, mild pumpkin meat notes and mild winter spices in the background. The taste is similar with roasted malts to burnt malts leading the way creating a slight roasted malt astringency drying sensation. Well behind those notes is a thin layer of pumpkin and smooth cinnamon and nutmeg like spices.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
1/7/10. 12oz bottles received simultaneously from cbfobes and hellomynameis! Mild chocolate aroma with lots of pumpkin spice and a hint of butter. Nice roasted flavor with sweet pumpkin flavor and subdued spices. Not bad!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Black pour little bit of a tan head .... earthy aroma with pumpkin spices, chocolate/cocoa and light roasted malts .... taste of pumpkin spices, earthy, rich chocolate/cocoa and light roasted malts with a light bitter roasted bite in the finish full and oily with great balance .... definitely a winner

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixmasterob (879) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Tried this at a tasting awhile back. Dark brown pour, not much of a head. This may have been the end of the bottle. Aroma was quite spicy, light dark malt mixed with some nutmeg, cinnamon etc... Mouthfeel was light to medium. Bitter roasty finish with a definite spice character. Decent stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6328) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle @ Seabass going away party, Jan15th ’11 brune foncée, mousse beige Note d’épice et citrouille qui reste un peu en retrait pour laisser plus de place à l’aspect porter de la bière. Reste légère au palais avec pas mal de malt grillé et noir.


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