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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Important: let this beer warm to at least 50° before enjoying. This beer is black with some ruby highlights. The nose is full of pumpkin pie spices and some alcohol. There are notes of nutmeg, caraway and vanilla. The taste starts with chocolate malt with a hint of spice and rolls into a warm spicy alcohol taste which has the effect of creating the balance that usually comes from the hop bitter. There is some hop bitter on the finish, but not much. Overall, this beer finishes relatively dry for such a big beer. As it warms, the spices move forward in the taste and the chocolate moves to the finish. The pumpkin provides a pleasant undertone and a nice mouthfeel. The spices will probably fade some over time; they mellowed considerably while still in the fermenter.

Originally brewed as Divine Reserve #9.

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hashbrown (8) - Houston, - NOV 1, 2011 does not count
The divine 9, released as the Pumpkinator this year is great in bottles or casked kegged. Its a tough stout but soooooo good!

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Inthasheets (23) - Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2013
This beer takes the whole holiday season and puts in a bottle. The nutmeg, vanilla, warm spice and pumpkin blend together to create a smooth subtle flavor and lasting taste. It is now released seasonal around october as Pumpkinator in a limited series.


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