Portsmouth IPP (Imperial Pumpkin Porter) | Portsmouth Brewery

BA SCORE
3.76/5
16 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
portsmouthbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by lordofthewiens on 11-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
16
pDev:
13.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber to snifter, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with an off white foamy cap of a head. Dissipated finely to leave a little bit of concave lace. The aroma started with some sweet espresso/coffee bean notes. Nice roast and milk chocolate then come in. The pumpkin was subtle yet quick, more like extract to me. Just a whiff of nutmeg at the end. The flavor leaned roasty at first and then developed a nice sweet coffee to pumpkin taste to it. Nutmeg was gentle. No aftertaste but a slim roasty and pumpkin sweet sort of finish. The palate was about medium bodied with a nice sipping quality about it. Moderate carbonation with the ABV doing justice in good favor to the beer. Overall, hope they brew this again, probably one of my all time favorite beers by Portsmouth.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of andyjeigh
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brizzie
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of phuntasy
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Userme59
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of inlimbo77
4.21/5  rDev +12%
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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Photo of DrStiffington
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Syraquse
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of st9647v3
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of wildcat29
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
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
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 16 ratings
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