RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A native plant of North America, pumpkins were first used in beer in colonial America as a substitute for hard-to-find malt, and none other than the father of our country George Washington had a highly touted recipe. This imperial porter pumpkin beer combines the robust, full-bodied style of a porter with a, frankly, crazy amount of pumpkin.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Lots of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and allspice in the aroma, along with roasted malt, cocoa and coffee like you would expect with a porter. Very dark brown, murky, decent light brown head with tiny bubbles. Sips leave a good amount of lace on the sides. Nearly opaque dark brown with hints of ruby, one-finger dense tan head and modest lace. Bitter at the start, with a sweet, caramelly finish. I find the sweet almost too much. Hint of sour from the pumpkin. Medium body, not as thick as I would expect, slight carbonation, long finish. Overall, I liked it but if I made one change it would be to tone down the sweetness a little. I think it was a bit less sweet last year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dekester1 (361) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured a deep, dark red/black (barely transparent) with a light head and minimal lacing. Aroma was of malts, pumpkin and a slight smokiness. Taste was of roasted malts, smokiness and slight pumpkin overtones. Palate was good. Overall, a nice porter, although I would probably just go from an ale or lager if I was mainly interested in the pumpkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (5318) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
bottle. deep brown with small head. malty with chocolate and light pumpkin. this is a rare pumpkin beer that has more pumpkin than spice. quite well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1840) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Nearly opaque dark brown with hints of ruby, one-finger dense tan head and modest lace. Aromas of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice accompany the porter-typical roastd, coffee and cocoa. Bittersweet chocolate taste with pumpkin, nutmeg, brown sugar and cinnamon. The taste features a bit of bitter then creamy pumkin, nutmeg and cinnamon. Medium body, somewhat watery mouthfeel, minimal carbonation and a lingering bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2183) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Dark and roasty, with well balanced pumpkin pie spiced aroma and taste. Drinkable as a six pack, and built on a good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (3450) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2014
This is by far the best pumpkin beer I've had. Appearance is very good with long-lasting tan head, some lace and a dark brown clear color. Aroma is mild. Flavor is where this really works well. They've added a little smoke not over spiced and everything balances super well. Body is very good. I wouldn't necessarily know that this was a pumpkin ale if I didn't see the label or was told. Killer beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (7374) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2014
12oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine, drank in Missoula
Clear dark brown with a small beige head, spotty lacing. Aroma is vegital, pumpkin and dark malts. Taste is similar, pumpkin, dark malts and chocolate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rmorris007 (50) - - OCT 14, 2014
A great pumpkin beer. I was hesitant about getting it but went ahead and did so. I was not disappointed a perfect balance of pumpking and roasted flavours

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7593) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (chocolate syrup, burnt grain), with notes of squash, nutmeg, vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. A clunky beer. Somewhat off-putting aroma of characters that just dont work well together. Syrupy and overly sweet in the mouth, with a slightly dirty aftertaste. Not very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23604) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Sledutah, thank you sir! Very dark brown color, bright beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa powder. Taste big spice, some roast, but the roast is a bit drowned out by the spice.

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