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Alaskan Pumpkin Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

350 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 14
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-08-2013)
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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 ounce glass into a snifter.

A- Dark-khaki head forms a finger thick and dissipates quickly. No lacing on the glass's sides, but there is a layer atop the body. The body is pitch-black with faint carbonation. 3.75

S- Big fruity pumpkin aroma, as opposed to the more vegetal-type. Subtly sweet caramel and vanilla mesh with a dark roast smell. The pumpkin is dominant, while I hoped for more porter profile. 4

T- This is surprisingly sweeter than I was expecting, with an almost bubblegum quality, and the same fruity pumpkin. Beneath that I taste light allspice or nutmeg and slight notes of caramel and vanilla. It's again less porter-like than I'd expect. The smokiness on the finish is the only things that suggests a porter really. 3.75

M- It's on the lighter side as far as body, smooth, and light on the carbonation. As it warms, it develops a smokier, thicker and chewier mouthfeel. 3.75

This brews not bad at all and in fact becomes a load more enjoyable as it warms and reveals more flavors. It's good and the type of beer one could drink many of.

ONovoMexicano, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Mebuzzard, Yesterday at 11:21 PM
Photo of BobbyOlson
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

BobbyOlson, Yesterday at 11:17 PM
Photo of PacNWDad
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Lots of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and allspice in the aroma, along with roasted malt, cocoa and coffee like you would expect with a porter. Very dark brown, murky, decent light brown head with tiny bubbles. Sips leave a good amount of lace on the sides. Nearly opaque dark brown with hints of ruby, one-finger dense tan head and modest lace. Bitter at the start, with a sweet, caramelly finish. I find the sweet almost too much. Hint of sour from the pumpkin. Medium body, not as thick as I would expect, slight carbonation, long finish. Overall, I liked it but if I made one change it would be to tone down the sweetness a little. I think it was a bit less sweet last year.

PacNWDad, Sunday at 09:28 PM
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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

cultclassic89, Sunday at 03:49 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Mosman445, Saturday at 03:48 PM
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3.84/5  rDev +2.1%

Lesmiserobert, Saturday at 07:49 AM
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

KevMo84, Friday at 07:42 AM
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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

herman77, Friday at 01:20 AM
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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

amvrana, Thursday at 08:56 PM
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4.52/5  rDev +20.2%

klub24, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

_morandi_, Oct 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

The best pumpkin porter I've had.

ChaseCCooper, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ptarmigan98, Oct 14, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +30.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

zipperergj, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

FelkertheBelcher, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

lochef81, Oct 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

TooGood, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Donkster46, Oct 12, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

TetonMike, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ExaltedNecrosis, Oct 10, 2014
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Alaskan Pumpkin Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.