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Alaskan Pumpkin Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Pumpkin PorterAlaskan Pumpkin Porter

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BA SCORE
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157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | 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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Reviews by Dope:
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%

A: Pours a very dark brown with a little red around the edges. Mid-sized and fizzy light brown head. Head fades out pretty quickly with barely any lacing but decent retention at least.

S: Big pumpkin pie spices. Loads of nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon. Hearty pumpkin but fairly subtle at the same time behind all the spices (typical pumpkin ale). Roasted malt is also covered up by the spices, but there is just a little chocolate poking through.

T: More pumpkin pie spices, much of the same. Lots of nutmeg and allspice. Less so cinnamon and pumpkin but they are both there. Sweet milk chocolate melds nicely with the spices. Hints of coffee in the finish. Lingering spices and roasted malt between sips.

M: Very smooth medium body.

O: A pretty straight forward pumpkin porter. Does exactly what you'd expect. I really enjoy these, I feel that the robustness and sweetness of the roasted malt stands up well to all the pumpkin spice and really balances it nicely. Simple but very tasty.

11-21-2013 06:52:31 | More by Dope
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

10-08-2013 03:19:18 | More by Tiernan
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-17-2014 03:56:45 | More by DaftPatrick
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.13/5  rDev -16.3%

22 oz bottle. Pours brown with a small creamy light brown head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet pumpkin pie with spice - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a little roast chocolate malt.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malts with a little roast and some pumpkin pie spices (ginger, allspice, nutmeg) leading to a dry floral roast finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent pumpkin porter. A bit sweet for my tastes.

10-02-2013 05:07:58 | More by Beaver13
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

11-10-2013 02:55:44 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Reddish-black with initial thick tan head that dimishes to a thin line.

Smell: Pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and caramel.

Taste: Tastes like a Porter with pumpkin pie spices. Pretty much as expected, with chocolate, light coffee, molasses, caramel, cinnamon and ginger. Seems really good other than the sugary aftertaste, which unfortunately became cloying about halfway through the bottle.

Feel: Lighter bodied than expected with low carbonation. Either needs to be fuller with that low of carbonation, or more effervescent with that light of a body. Finish is not dry enough. It is smooth though.

Overall: Good aroma and taste, but the sugary finish and off mouthfeel pull it down. Too bad.

10-07-2013 18:27:50 | More by bsp77
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NOLTERN

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +27%

11-26-2013 00:20:36 | More by NOLTERN
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +11.2%

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a very dark blackish brown with a hint of ruby. About one finger of off white head that quickly fades away. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: An earthy and fairly vegatal aroma with a big scent of fall spices. Upfront mix of spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and clove. Earthy hints of pumpkin. Sweet hints of brown sugar. Sweet and bready malt with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, yeast, and some hints of smoked malt. Slight hints of roast chocolate as well. Earthy hops are pretty laid back. The spices stand out the most. A pretty nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an earthy and fall spice driven pumpkin taste with some smokey and roasty malt notes. Upfront taste of fall spices with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and allspice. Taste of the pumpkins come through. Bready malts with notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast, grains, and yeast along with roasty notes of chocolate and smoked malt. Sweet taste of brown sugar. Subtle presence of earthy hops in the background. A pretty solid spicy and smokey taste.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the heavier side of medium. Carbonation is moderate. Spicy and fairly drying feel. Smoke lingers.

Overall: A pretty solid pumpkin beer. The spices come through the most but there is a nice smokey malt presence.

10-20-2013 06:33:04 | More by MattyG85
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valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-25-2013 02:11:13 | More by valkyre65
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Ashinpaugh

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

07-25-2014 03:29:31 | More by Ashinpaugh
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Shawner

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

11-08-2013 17:44:51 | More by Shawner
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-07-2013 00:45:28 | More by mdaschaf
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-09-2013 00:39:40 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-18-2013 23:59:15 | More by Roguer
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cjgator3

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

05-20-2014 01:20:45 | More by cjgator3
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-30-2013 18:39:31 | More by jheezee
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-17-2013 19:40:33 | More by Gonzoillini
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jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev +7%

01-08-2014 06:18:49 | More by jmccraney
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DOCRW

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-11-2014 04:38:08 | More by DOCRW
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

Dark brown, nearly black. 1/2" of tan, dense head.

The aroma says autumn. Dark roast and pumpkin spice. Earthy.

The pumpkin makes itself known as pumpkin spice. Allspice, roasted malt, chocolate.

Medium body, smooth, light carbonation.

It was everything I expected being advertised as a pumpkin porter. The aromas and flavors are distinguishable.

09-23-2013 01:26:36 | More by Vonerichs
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-07-2013 04:16:11 | More by ThisMoonlife
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-28-2013 15:20:45 | More by Kmlund
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

11-17-2013 02:08:35 | More by jdkitchi
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev +18.7%

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle stamped 20-A02114. Sampled on December 11, 2013.

It is December and Pumpkin beers should be a distant memory but a friend of mine had other ideas and was able to share some with me.

It is a handsome looking dark brown to nearly black with ruby red highlights when held to the light ans a short-lived mocha head.

The nose is alive with cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and caramel malts all merged with a mellow yeast strain.

The body is smooth and creamy and falls into the medium range. Good texture that does not breakdown on my tongue.

The taste exposes all of the pumpkin spices you can want with an emphasis on the cinnamon while the malty Porter characteristics fall slightly behind but are forward enough to be noticed and enjoyed. A very nice beer.

12-11-2013 23:32:07 | More by puboflyons
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tourdot

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

09-22-2013 15:26:20 | More by tourdot
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Alaskan Pumpkin Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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