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Dark Pumpkin | Thimble Island Brewing Company

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3.93/5
Very Good
49 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
Ranking:
#11,507
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
49
pDev:
15.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of far333
2.53/5  rDev -35.6%
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 Shy5
2.61/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.75/5  rDev -30%
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 Coorsy
2.89/5  rDev -26.5%
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 dheacck11
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of mltobin
3.34/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sellen
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zshaft
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
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 CTJman
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurzman
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of swierczt
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of h4ger
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjcamm
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stubbie1
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
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 kell50
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMoeNay
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Homebrew
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mike22ne
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle.

Look is nice, dark brown with tan head.
Smells of pumpkin pie spice and dark roasted malt. A slight vegetable aroma that could be pumpkin, but mostly cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
Taste is similar, brown caramel and black roasted malts with some spice. Some pumpkin flavor with a dry cinnamon finish.
Feel is ok, light body with a lingering dryness.

Overall it's pretty good. A nice seasonal beer with unique flavors but it's not my favorite pumpkin beer, nor my favorite porter.

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Photo of dd43
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Perhaps a tad more carbonated than I prefer. It makes the beer seem to have not quite enough gravitas in the mouthfeel department, for a porter anyway. Flavors are decent in the pumpkin pie area, smells are more pronounced in that regard. I picked up cinnamon and allspice mostly. Malts are a little roasty with a coffee like presence, but it's really rather light. Actual pumpkin in the mash as well, there is a vegetal/gourd note that obviously belongs in a beer with pumpkin in the name. Good effort from Thimble Island, just a little light on character.

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Photo of grahuba
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dipaslife4me
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drbenderdo
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Dark Pumpkin from Thimble Island Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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