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

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Pumpkin Porter
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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 aval89:
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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

10-03-2011 01:39:59 | More by aval89
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

07-11-2014 08:23:01 | More by Bszymkow09
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-22-2013 19:12:40 | More by aquazr1
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

07-16-2014 05:29:38 | More by egarrisxn
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3.94/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

10-10-2013 07:50:12 | More by Auraan
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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.

11-26-2005 04:19:55 | More by Bcant
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3.13/5  rDev -16.1%

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.

12-18-2010 23:18:55 | More by Anthony88
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-23-2013 14:18:54 | More by MsMae42
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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

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.

11-01-2003 05:59:47 | More by Gusler
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

10-27-2010 13:44:48 | More by dstc
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

10-13-2013 20:39:02 | More by thebeeler
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-10-2014 02:29:27 | More by chefbigjon
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

10-15-2013 04:58:52 | More by Mrose78
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2.63/5  rDev -29.5%

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.

10-11-2012 21:51:00 | More by JohnnyJam
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-04-2013 23:51:32 | More by MandaMichelle
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4.38/5  rDev +17.4%

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.

11-26-2007 16:40:19 | More by mhaugan
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-30-2012 04:26:26 | More by lefty
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

12-18-2012 18:10:13 | More by spicemustflow
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3.98/5  rDev +6.7%

On tap at the Frog n Firkin in Tucson. Pours pitch black with a smallish tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla. Flavors of dark roasted malt, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and a touch of brown sugar. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Quite a quaffable pumpkin porter and one I wouldn't mind having again.

12-21-2012 15:06:12 | More by CuriousMonk
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

12-04-2012 00:29:43 | More by ralphw56
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

10-03-2012 06:26:09 | More by grubefresh
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-05-2013 22:43:22 | More by SmilinEric
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-03-2013 16:38:44 | More by vnanjun1
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3.78/5  rDev +1.3%

Just picked up a growler from the brewery. I didn't have an opportunity to pop it open the first two days so my experience is from the third day (recommended to drink in 72 hours). It pours dark with a beautiful tan head. A dark beer similar to the oatmeal stout offered on tap year round but the mouthfeel was decidedly light. I liked the spices which shone through in the taste. They were subtle but just enough to make you want more. The light pumpkin flavor was delicious. Needless to say, once I opened the growler it was gone within the hour. This is a great tasting beer but the mouthfeel and lack of a strong flavor left me wanting a little more.

10-14-2010 23:01:55 | More by Lyawn
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2.98/5  rDev -20.1%

Full disclosure: the youngest gal in our group liked it a lot. A near overdose of spice. Cinnamon and cloves in full force. Dark with a hint of charred malt. Decent rich mouthfeel, plenty of carbonation. Sweet and sour both with a little bitterness.

If we have a whole style devoted to one fruit (or vegetable) it would be nice if that was the flavor brewers worked with. Most of what I've tasted like this one, should be called Pumpkin Pie Spice ales.

10-17-2011 05:32:41 | More by mactrail
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Pumpkin Porter from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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