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Pumpkin Porter - Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery

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Pumpkin Porter
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.2%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Gusler on 11-01-2003)
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Reviews by JohnnyJam:
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2.63/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pint glass on tap. The server says that people call looking for this beer and they only get a keg per week and that one keg is not enough.

A: Dark brown almost opaque. Little head and very little lacing.

S: Smells interesting enough. Big spice that reminds me of pumkin pie. Lots of clove and cinnamon. Smells like grandma's spices for pumpkin pie.

T: I wish the taste would follow smell. Starts out sweet and spicey like pumkin pie but turns sour like it was stale. Unpalatable.

M: Thin, not much there. Carbonated and leaves mouth slightly dry.

O: I can't get over that stale taste. Not a beer that I would have again. I couldn't even finish one and drank more than I could palate to write a review.

JohnnyJam, Oct 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep brown, with a heavy orange tint and a one-finger tan head. It looks pretty good, though not as dark as most porters. Scents of pumpkin, spices and roast malt. Simple, more like a pumpkin ale than a porter. Flavors of prominent pumpkin, some slight sweet spices and chocolate, slight sweetness and very slight roast malt. The roasted flavors are more pronounced on the finish and aftertaste, however for a porter the roasted character is quite low. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and is quite smooth and creamy. Very nice and easy to drink, quite pleasant. Overall this is a good pumpkin beer, with the porter character helping it be better than most of it's kind. However I do wish there was a bit more porter in this pumpkin porter.

Auraan, Oct 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the tap, thin dark brown. Pretty transparent when held to the light. Very small with head that disipated to nothing and left no lacing. Nose is sweet, some choclate, pumpkin, and even a touch of apple. The taste is almost closer to a brown ale than a porter. None of the real roasted flavors. Caramel, nutmeg, pumpkin seed, salt. Somewhat watery and sticky.

Bcant, Nov 26, 2005
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3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: almost black with ruby tinges coming in on edges.. thin head

S: pumpkin & nutmeg.. light graham cracker with some toasty malts.

M: pumpkin & nutmeg again upfront.. mid palate offers more spice flavors with some light pumpkin pie flavors.. finishes a bit roasty..

Mf: medium-big bodied with a creamy feel..

O: a different take on the pumpkin ale.. pretty good.

aval89, Oct 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

alyj, Oct 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

pours real good for a dark beer. taste is easy

StoutBrotha602, 38 minutes ago
Photo of Anthony88
3.13/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Dark, like Charlie Murphy dark, with a nice caramel colored head

S - Smells like a pumpkin spice and very sweet smell. By the smell alone you can tell this is not gonna be a beer you make a session drinker..

T - Malt and Pumpkin with a spice of nutmeg

M - Smooth, silky drink. Great mouthfeel.

D- This is definitely a beer you want to try, but don't order more than one. I'd also recommend literally just trying it. It has a flavor that is distint, but it don't expect this to be your average porter.

Anthony88, Dec 18, 2010
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

MsMae42, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Gusler
2.25/5  rDev -40%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Draught @ Papago
The beers pours a translucent deep mahogany color, the head is portly in size, frothy in texture and the color a light tan, lace a thick and sealing sheet upon the glass. Sweet malt and light pumpkin aroma, fresh, and crisp, start has a thin malt profile that is somewhat sweet, top is cadaverous. Finish is astringent, hops AWOL, weak and watery with the aftertaste dry and way to long lasting, a “Total Loss” in my humble opinion, and I certainly expect more from this brewery.

Gusler, Nov 01, 2003
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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours completely black with a small tan head. Head falls to a minimal one. Smallest of lacing.

Aroma is of roasted malt with a heavily spiced background.

Nice pumpkin flavor. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Bit roasted in the background.

Medium to full bodied. Lightly carbonated with a slight bite.

Decent seasonal brew.

dstc, Oct 27, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%

MandaMichelle, Dec 04, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler of this for Turkey day. The place was paced on Wednesday with people grabbing things for the weekend. The pumpkin flavor was much less pronounced than the pumpkin ales I have tried in the past. The roasted flavor of the porter pushed much of the pumpkin in to the background. Their oatmeal stout has a rather creamy feel to it, and the pumpkin seemed to go with it perfectly. The mouthfeel has an almost sticky quality to it. It is not a session beer, as after the first I was satisfied and wanted something different, but it was still quite enjoyable. I shared this with my non-beer obsessed family and got a number of favorable comments. The mildness of the flavor really seems to go over with people.

mhaugan, Nov 26, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Pumpkin Porter from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.