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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our seasonal Pumpkin Porter is made by using over 200 pounds of pumpkins. The beer is black in color with a slight dark-reddish tint. Cinnamon, coriander, allspice, ginger root and nutmeg combine for a beer you only wish your grandma could make. World Beer Championships Award: Gold Medal 2011 and Best of 2011 in All About Beer magazine.

Admin Note: Different than the retired Samhain Pumpkin Ale

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Draft at Destihl. Pours deep brown/black (darker than the baltic porter), tan head that sticks around. Nose is pumpkin pie. Squash and nutmeg are predominant, but oddly, the spicing never cloys or overpowers. Nice bitterness. On taste, again, spicing is held in check. cocoa and allspice/nutmeg are at the front. balanced. Actually, pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Tap at Stubbys. Pours to a dark brown body with a tan head. Nice composition in the appearance. Super nice aroma with lots of pumpkin, dark cereal grains, cardamom, and light chocolate. Flavor is cardamom and nutmeg with chocolate and a nice sweet cereal grain and pumpkin. Spiced, but very balanced. Medium full body that finishes clean.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
On tap at the Chicago Beer Fest 12. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is nice with a good amount pumpkin, chocolate, roasts, and a light spicing. Touches of vanilla in there as well. Flavor is similar. Roasts stand out a little more with all the pumpkin, rich chocolates, and light spicing. Finishes dry with some roasts and a light bitterness as well as some pumpkin and chocolate. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light, smooth body and a creamy, medium-light carbonation. Overall, a pretty well balanced and tasty Pumpkin Porter. A tad thin, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Such a solid brew...and absolutely love the name! Have appreciated horror movies for some time now and Halloween has always been a focus. Dark, complex, and aggressive with cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin meat, brown sugar, and caramel are all there. Super knotty and tasty! Get it if its available!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Draft. From notes. Roasty with notes of slight pumpkin pie spices and decent dark chocolate hints. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
[Tap] Sampled at the brewpub. Opaque black pour with a light brown colored head. Hearty aroma of pumpkin pie spices, syrupy molasses and heavy ginger. Taste has a more mellowed spice profile, with dark and roasty malts becoming more upfront. Lingering chocolate and licorice notes mix with ginger. Nice complexity. Tasting notes from 11/2011.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (2816) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2011
Amazing idea for a hybrid beer, Pumpkin Porter. Tasted great, would have drank some more, but they have so many beers to pick from!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Dark pour small tan head. Sweet pumpkin aroma rotated fruit cardamon nutmeg vegitile. Average pal. Flavor is over roasted like roast malt fighting with pumpkin. Lacks balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Draft. Pours hazy brown with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has tons of cinnamon. The taste has pumpkin and spices.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (2503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2016 At Bangers and Lace. I kind of liked it although the flavors and aromas were all over the place. I almost missed the pumpkin and spices. Thin palate. Serving: Tap


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