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Samhain Pumpkin Porter - DESTIHL Brewery

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Samhain Pumpkin Porter
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 11-02-2009

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.

36 IBU
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 5
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3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Summit Public House in Seattle.

Appearance: black with a finger of tan foam and a nice lace. Works for me!

Smell: cinnamony and a little astringent with a hint of pumpkin. I dig it.

Taste: big cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg. There's a good roastiness here too. Definitely fills the bill of pumpkin porter.

Mouthfeel: medium body but massive carbonation which really creates an awesome creaminess.

Overall: above all, this is a drinkable porter; it's also a decent winter pumpkin ale. I like it a lot.

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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Destihl Bloomington/Normal. Poured into taster.

A - Pours a light brown color, cream-colored head, thin collar, wisps.

S - Holiday spices, nutmeg, pumpkin, burnt sugars, roast, cinnamon. Really enjoyable, the pumpkin is very subtle and overpowered by the spices.

T - Similar to the nose. Nice mix of pumpkin, dark chocolate, roast, cinnamon, and nutmeg. I know there's a lot of pumpkin in this beer (per the description), but I'm actually wishing there was more.

M - Medium, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - Really like this beer...a lot. The fiancé enjoyed it as well and I hope it's around next time I'm visiting the pub. Recommend.

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3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black without much of a head. The nose is of chocolates and vanilla with some pumpkin spiciness (cinnamon and red hots). The taste follows the nose nicely, starting with sweet chocolates. Once the pumpkin porter moves to the back of the mouth, I got a lot of pumpkin spices, mostly nutmeg and cinnamon. The finish was sprucy bitterness, which I can't say I was really expecting, but it was a nice surprise. It goes down with a light body and medium carbonation, pretty damn smooth. This is a good porter, I always love drinking pumpkin stouts and this one didn't disappoint. I would definitely recommend this.

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Samhain Pumpkin Porter from DESTIHL Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.