Imperial Pumpkin Pie Porter | Terrapin Beer Company

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Imperial Pumpkin Pie PorterImperial Pumpkin Pie Porter
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3.79/5
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Imperial Pumpkin Pie PorterImperial Pumpkin Pie Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States
terrapinbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tired of the everyday pumpkin beer? At Terrapin, we’ve set out to make one with more character… a lot more character. Bring this great feast of a beer to your favorite fall gathering and share with everyone who attends. Brewed with a cornucopia of deep, rich malts that complement a hearty fall meal, this spiced-up Imperial Porter will have you asking for a second helping.

Malts: 2-Row Pale, Wheat, Chocolate Wheat, Crystal 85, Crystal 120, Chocolate Malt, Black Malt
Hops: Columbus, US Golding
Other: Cinnamon, Ginger, Allspice, Cloves, Pumpkin!!
ABV: 9.2%
IBU: 35
OG: 21.2

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-01-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
304
pDev:
13.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.66/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanksgiving 2015!

22 oz. bottle (dated 2014) poured into a Duvel tulip style glass. Beer comes out a nice dark brown out of the bottle then gets a darker brown to black as it rises up into the glass. Slightly darker than kaki colored head, mostly small bubbles with some excellent lacing.

Smells like it's going to be a pumpkin pie spice sugar bomb. Cinnamon, cloves/nubmeg, maybe some ginger. Can't tell if there's really any pumpkin in there or not. Some slight coffee/chocolate aromas on the back end. Based on the smell, you'd expect this to taste too sweet.

WRONG! Tastes great! Certainly very sweet, but this is the perfect tasting fall/Thanksgiving time beer. Some sweet dark roasted grains provide an excellent base and the cinnamon, cloves/nutmeg, and ginger really are more of an excellent compliment. I know pumpkin doesn't really have much of a taste on it's own, but it certainly has an earthy flavor in there that I would gather to be pumpkin, nice and spicy at the end, hops are actually detectable, earthy and herbal/spicy.

Mouthfeel is probably the best part of the beer. Nice full bodied beer with a nice lingering long lasting flavor. Modest carbonation level with no bite from it or the alcohol. Smooth feel that works its way to sweet with a creamy feel at the end. Way more drinkable than I expected. Another solid brew from a solid brewery. Thanks Paschal for sharing this one!

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4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2014 vintage, 22oz wax top bottle poured into a goblet

A- pours pitch black in color with a small creamy khaki colored head that quickly reduces to just a ring around the edge of the glass

S- nice roasty base with aromas of smoke and char. Underlying cinnamon & nutmeg, with some pie crust and vanilla cream rounding it out

T- chocolaty base with some flavors of dark fruit, gives way to some roasted charred malt. Cinnamon and nutmeg kick in mid-palate, along with notes of cola & hints go vanilla. Picking up a little bit of burn on the finish, not sure if that's from the ABV, or if they snuck some pepper in there

M- heavy body with low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a slightly chewy finish

O- bold flavors, even after a year of aging. The roasted malt matches well with the intense spicing

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3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Black in the glass, but clear amber brown around the edges. Not much head or carbonation.

S-Nutmeg, cinnamon and other spices. Mild pumpkin and some roasted malt.

T-Good bit of pumpkin, spices come through as well. The porter base is there as well.

M-Tad watery and a flat.

O-I love pumpkin beers, I am biases. Even at a year old this is yummy.

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4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of REVZEB
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fun pumpkin porter for the fall. Nice pumpkin fall spicing to go with the more robust nature of the porter. Smell was malt heavy with spice finish, while taste was more balanced and sweeter.

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4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.45/5  rDev -9%
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not sure why this stayed in the fridge for so long. Weird to be drinking a pumpkin beer in March. Pours dark with a foamy head. Smells like a sweet spicy pumpkin. Taste is forward up front with sweetness. Big pumpkin flavor. Nutmeg too. A great pumpkin beer. Not too sweet.

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3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a Burley Oak snifter (Best by: 7/16/15)

A: Pitch black with a light mocha head that leaves a nice collar and only the tiniest of lacing.
S: Smells like layers of fresh pumpkin and roasted pumpkin. The traditional pumpkin spices interweave notes of cinnamon, clover and allspice. I even get a bit of vanilla.
T: Nice level of spice that leaves the earthiness and roast of the pumpkins intact. Definitely pumpkin pie, but not getting a ton of porter. The base beer isn't really prevalent, but just acts as a medium to convey the flavors. Smells delicious!
M: Nice mild carbonation that isn't too harsh or overly aggressive. Goes well with the light touch of spice particulates.
O: Wonder what this would have been like if I hadn't waited to open it, but I doubt it has changed much over that time. It's good and definitely one of the better pumpkin beers out there.

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Imperial Pumpkin Pie Porter from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 304 ratings