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Alaskan Pumpkin Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

388 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 17
Gots: 61 | FT: 1
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 +1.3%
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
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Gemini6, Yesterday at 02:19 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Alpha309, Thursday at 03:20 AM
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3.96/5  rDev +5.6%

Trythall, Thursday at 02:09 AM
Photo of Superboiler
4.52/5  rDev +20.5%

Superboiler, Wednesday at 11:59 PM
Photo of zak333
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

zak333, Monday at 06:30 AM
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

a77cj7, Nov 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

gratefulbeerhead, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev 0%

rspauldi, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of jgustafson
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%

jgustafson, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of BobsledTM
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

BobsledTM, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Andreaxo12
1/5  rDev -73.3%

Andreaxo12, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of thumperskibum
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

thumperskibum, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours dark and near black with a light tan colored finger width head. Sub-par retention results in sparse patches of surface suds and a razor thin ring around the edge of the glass. Virtually no lacing.

Smell - Aroma hits on notes of pumpkin, brown sugar sweetness, a touch of roast and very faint smokiness.

Taste - Pumpkin is the predominant flavor here, then underlying notes of brown sugar and caramel along with spice character from nutmeg and cinnamon. Faint roast and smokiness hits mid-taste and into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with low carbonation. Smooth, but a bit light for a porter.

Overall - Decent pumpkin porter. Wish the flavors were more assertive and the body thicker and with just a bit more bite, but it's not terrible by any means; it just seems to miss the mark by a hair.

TheSixthRing, Nov 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Kunstman, Nov 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

einman, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Lane_in_ID
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%

Lane_in_ID, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of Acadia09
4/5  rDev +6.7%

A Porter great for the fall season. It has a great aroma, a lighter body for a porter, but it is a porter that everyone could enjoy 2 or 3 of. The pumpkin is more in the aroma than the flavor.

Acadia09, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of TheBrewViking
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

TheBrewViking, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of moundbz
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

great smell, but tastes like a porter, not much pumpkin taste

moundbz, Nov 01, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -0.8%

Getalegup, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Sweffin, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

ZEB89, Oct 31, 2014
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Alaskan Pumpkin Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.