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Portsmouth IPP (Imperial Pumpkin Porter) - Portsmouth Brewery

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Portsmouth IPP (Imperial Pumpkin Porter)
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Reviews: 2
Hads: 15
Avg: 4.15
pDev: 42.65%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: lordofthewiens on 11-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 15
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4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz, Best before Feb. 2014
Portmouth pint glass

A: Pours a really deep dark brown color. There is some reddish hues as you hold it up to the light. Nice finger of light tan head from the pour. Sticks around a while and leaves some lacing bits. Nice looking beer.

S: Solid nose on this one. Good traces of pumpkin flesh along with the normal spice blend: cinnamon and nutmeg and clove. I like the rich chocolate and roast that you get from the porter base too.

T: Much like the nose, this is a solid brew. Good mixture with the dark base porter brew and the spice of the pumpkin ale. They work well together and neither really overpowers the other. I still think TREAT and Pumpkinator are my tops for the style (dark pumpkin) but this is up there for me. Thinner than either of those two.

M: Medium bodied. The bigness comes from the ABV here not necessarily the body.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass this beer was black in color with a medium-sized tan head. There was a little bit of lace.

Aroma mostly that of a porter: chocolate and roasted malt. The pumpkin was there, though, just not too intrusive.

The aroma deepened more in the taste. Chocolate, a little coffee. The pumpkin taste kind of lingered in the background, as well as a little bit of spice.

One might think that these disparate aromas and tastes wouldn't work very well together, but these certainly do. There was a nice balance of sweet and spice. A rich beer, meant to be sipped.

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Portsmouth IPP (Imperial Pumpkin Porter) from Portsmouth Brewery
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