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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1199) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Basically smells like a nice pumpkin pie with a hint of coffee and dark cocoa in the mix. Pours black int he glass with a thin head. Really nice mellow flavor of pumpkin, roasted malt, hint of fall spices followed by a pleasing sweet bitterness from the brown sugar thats reminiscent of burnt pie crust but in a good way. Overall, wow what a nice brew for fall. Now I only wish the cool weather would cooperate, I hate drinking fall beers with my AC blasting (living the dream in TX!)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bullseyebrew (3) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2014 does not count
Even spice aromas waft up through the glass, with notes of dark chocolate and toasted caramel. Dark, all the way through. Hint of golden caramel at the bottom of the glass, but that might just be my imagination. Great balance here, of baking spices and chocolate and toffee; And it just works. Leaves your palette with a creamy texture (not overpowering) that makes you want the next sip. All of the pumpkin and porter flavors fit together exactly how you want ingredients to work in a beer recipe.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
rproff78 (177) - - OCT 8, 2014
Good porter. I'm not a big fan of spiced beers but this not too heavy on the spice.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
benpickens (491) - Camarillo, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Inky black with bronze compact head; spicy pumpkin pie aromas; strong pumpkin spice hit with oily coffee finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with a fizzy brown head that settled. Aroma is cola, soy, cloves, nutmeg. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet initially followed by a spice astringentness. Overall this is a decent brew.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (956) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Roasted malt, candy sugar and molasses sweetness in the aroma with a light vegetal component and some pumpkin pie spices. Crystal clear dark brown, copper and ruby with a light tan head. The pumpkin pie spices come through in the taste in perfect proportion and intensity. Cinnamon and nutmeg are prominent and delicious. The sweetness is equally appropriate with light butterscotch and molasses. The roasted malt flavor shines through and gives a lightly charred wood texture and flavor. Nice earthiness to it and some background pumpkin flavor with some light vanilla and cream in the background. With all thats going on here, the balance is just incredible. The body and flavor are spot on for a porter. Leaves behind the spices and dark roasted malt flavors. This is definitely one of the best pumpkin beers Ive ever tasted!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (945) - Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle - very dark but not jet black (when held up to light). Has a light pumpkin spice aroma and taste. Some other spices are in there too like maybe nutmeg and/or cinnamon. Light medium body and smooth. A good sipping beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Tap. Pitch black. Nice lingering bit of head. Full body. Nose of charred malts and faintly of pumpkin spice. Tastes very mildly of pie pumpkin, with predominant charred malts and coffee. Heavy!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (2413) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Pours a thin head on a black body. The aroma is a pretty even mixture of pumpkin and roasted malt. Not bad considering its a pumpkin ale. The taste is pretty sweet overall, lots of pumpkin (pie) and brown sugar, and a touch of roasted malt. The texture is sticky. If you like pumpkins and porter this is the beer for you.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stine (1768) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Somewhat tepid dark chocolate pour. Fleshy pumpkin and brown sugar sweetness amidst fulsome porter roast in the initial nose, though theres a mineral cleanness to it that isnt fitting. The flavor is similarly somewhat thin, characterized by sharp anise, bitter root, and clove notes that arent supported by enough deep malt. The pumpkin is appropriately subtle given this issue. High carbonation exposes the flimsiness of the body. Leathery, earthy brown malt finish, quite watery in the end.


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