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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The story starts in 1999 when Shaun O’Sullivan walked into my Seattle pub. He’d heard about my massive pumpkin fest and wanted to get together and brew a pumpkin beer like no other: a Baltic-style Porter brewed with pumpkin, caraway and cinnamon. In a light colored can.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a hazy dark dark brown with some ruby edges and a finger of light tan head. Aroma is toast, coffee, and caramel. Taste is similar, caramel for sure, with some notes of lightly burnt toast. Hint of vanilla. Kind of watery, but good.


3.3
60minuteman (1765) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2017
Can pours black. Really odd smell of pumpkin, cardamom, cinnamon and tobacco. Smoky and bitter like coffee. Light body, lasting finish. Burnt coffee, pumpkin and fruit taste.

3.1
Bricks (1144) - Delaware, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Lifeless darkness, smells of cinnamon and other spices.. maybe some malt. Taste is strong.. I suppose it is of the caraway (which I am not familiar with).. some malt, pumpkin. It’s not bad.

3.6
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2016
On tap at SLL tasting. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is roasted malt and a slight hint of pumpkin. The taste is spices and cocoa with a touch of pumpkin. Medium bod, smooth, moderate carbonation.

3.2
Steverus0 (263) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Solid presentation in a tulip with light head. Sweet and spice on the nose. Porter mouthfeel, pumpkins come through clearly, but not overly strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Leighton (22055) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Can shared at Cafe Abseits during the Bamberg Jolly - January 2014. Cheers! Pours clear brown with a creamy, off-white head. Very good stuff, with some cocoa, light pumpkin, mellow spices. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Fairly sweet on the finish, with more notes of chocolate blended with fleshy pumpkin, and well seasoned with cinnamon. Nice beer.

2.8
TATE (407) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Can. Pours black with a thick tan head. Bready aroma. Thick mouthfeel with a burnt flavor tinged with spice, maybe cinnamon. This is kind of an odd combo and I’m not sure how I feel about this one. I think it might be better without the spice.

3.2
tomer (3710) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 17, 2016
At a tasting, thanks, smallish creamy head, opaque very dark brown color, aroma of sesame, ginger, some pumpkin and cola, flavor of ginger, sesame cola and soy, feels oriental, quite sweet. Interesting and drinkable but a bit to spicy.

2.6
DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2016
Can sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks troubles. Dark brown to black. Aroma of lots of winter spices, caramel, a bit of chocolate, roast. Sweet flavor with caramel, chocolate, lots of spices, a bit of bitterness. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.

3.7
Ron (4107) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle. Poured black from the can. Large tan head. Aroma consists of chocolate, nuts, pumpkin and spices. Taste is sweeter than I expected with good chocolate malts. Pumpkin and spices are more subtle. Nutty sweet finish with caramel. Great!

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markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2016
On draft at World of Beer Westchase. Pours a deep porter brown with a tan head. Nose is earth, cocoa, chocolate, mild spice, and some plummy goodness with bits of yeast. Flavor is similar with earth, cocoa, spice, plum, chocolate, and some mild yeast with hints of spice. Medium to full in body with lingering fruit and chocolate.


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