Dark Pumpkin | Thimble Island Brewing Company

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85
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47 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thimble Island Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
thimbleislandbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mute on 11-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
16.89%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Kurzman
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of h4ger
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of far333
2.53/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Opaque mahogany colored liquid gives way to a low head of sizzly bubbles that boil away quickly. Low nose of cocoa and spice, not sign of pumpkin. Flavors of faint cocoa, overly punctuated with way too much nutmeg, and a hint of clove. Not much in the way of rounded out porter flavors, and the "pumpkin" is mainly a preponderance of spice. Slick and watery mouthfeel, nearly no body at all. I don't follow why the ratings are as high as they are for this one.

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque, black in color, with minimal head. Taste is molasses, cinnamon, clove, and other pumpkin spices. Moderately sweet. Really impressed with this pumpkin porter. Really well done. Tastes like both beer and pumpkin. Really well balanced. Will have to look for this again.

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Photo of drbenderdo
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dipaslife4me
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zshaft
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

pours nice black with minimal head. nice nose of pumpkin and cinnamon as well as some nutmeg and clove. mouthfeel is thin and taste is watered down pumpkin with the spices taking full force in this one. I get mostly lingering cinnamon and allspice throughout the palate dominating to the point where you forget the pumpkin or porter. overall a spice bomb. while not terrible the pumpkin is missing as is any dark roasty porter notes. lick a cinnamon stick and move on. will not revisit this one

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Photo of Shy5
2.61/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Might be a good beer if it didn't overwhelm with cloves and spices.

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Photo of tjcamm
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikexw
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zkane98
4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grahuba
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psweendogg
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kell50
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stubbie1
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Dark black in color with a thin slightly off white head. Constant pearling going on so the head fades slowly. Nose is a hint of pumpkin spices and a mild earthy tones. Taste matches the aroma, pumpkin spices up front finishing off with earthy notes and a hint of malt. Dry crisp finish. Not bad.

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Photo of Coorsy
2.89/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Something about this beer smelt and tasted off. Doesn't seem like anyone else had that tho. Almost like an infection

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickKellyCT
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tons of roasted malts with a little bit of pumpkin. Good, solid, sessionable beer for fall but nothing stands out as extraordinary.

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Photo of MichaelBuck
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Dark Pumpkin from Thimble Island Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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