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Alaskan Pumpkin Porter - Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Alaskan Pumpkin PorterAlaskan Pumpkin Porter

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | 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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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 06:33:04 | More by MattyG85
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Has this in a nonic pint.

The ecru-tinted foam sprints to almost four-fingers in width, some beer in the glass with the foam... The chunky and plasticy foam audibly fizzles as it dies to little more than a ring around the glass, some specks of foam holding on to the sides. The body is almost opaque black, just a sliver of cola highlights seen in the glass.

The nose is not overly spiced or astringent and gives a nice impression of pumpkin pie filling. The graham cracker malt is there, but gets caught up with some chalky milk chocolate aroma. Clove and cinnamon really stand out with an almost smokey bouquet, maybe more roasty. Lots of great stuff going on.

The palate is very meaty from the base porter, a little smokey as well. It does sweeten some as mid-palate is explored, cinnamon and clove again reign largest in pumpkin flavoring. The backside has a touch of vanilla and graham cracker with a little milk chocolate. This pumpkin porter finishes with just a kiss of roast, and more of the sweeter malt flavors. Nicely spiced porter.

Watery and crisp feel, this porter is on the lighter side of a medium body. There is good retention of flavor after the swallow, sticks to the cheeks.

Alaskan has brewed a very well spiced porter. The heavy cinnamon and clove accents work well with the meaty and smokey porter base, never overwhelming the more subtle spicing. The sweet malty flavors of vanilla, graham, and chocolate also blend well with the whole thing. Without those flavors, this porter would be much the worse for wear. I would gladly have this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 06:31:55 | More by Pintofbrown
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
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On tap at The Glendale Tap in Glendale, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, pumpkin pie spice, and slight cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy pumpkin and slight spice flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of roasty and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a spice presence that is fairly subdued all around.

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Alaskan Pumpkin Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co.
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