Dark Pumpkin | Thimble Island Brewing Company

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46 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:
46
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
17.11%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of oriolesfan4
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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 mltobin
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of grahuba
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTJman
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikexw
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kell50
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coorsy
2.89/5  rDev -23.9%
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 RickyBfromCT
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drbenderdo
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of far333
2.53/5  rDev -33.4%
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 psweendogg
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of swierczt
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Sellen
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nebula1999
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of h4ger
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BranfordBound
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review on 9/25/15. Had at the brewery on the first day of the 2015 release, the girlfriend was excited they had a pumpkin. She asked for it and got this dark beer so she took one sip and handed it to me, score!

Poured murky dark brown with a tan head. Smelled like roasted malts with a wallop of spice. The taste was truly spectacular. You had a nice mix of the porter dark malts and their chocolate notes along with the pumpkin and strong spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Some lingering smoky notes at the end. Felt great, give me another!

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Photo of RMoeNay
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of tjcamm
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dd43
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
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 Shy5
2.61/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ejane
4.67/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Dark Pumpkin from Thimble Island Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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