An imperial porter brewed with pumpkin, brown sugar and spices. Eleven pounds per barrel of Red Hubbard pumpkin, six different malts, Magnum and Golding hops and cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
Pours nearly black with a short, creamy head that dissipates quickly. Smells of spices, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. A rich, creamy mouthfeel with a medium to full body, there is, at first, the sweet taste of chocolate and spices, then roasted coffee transforms into a slight oakiness, bitter chocolate throughout, then finishes with a perfectly - I mean, perfectly - balanced hops bitterness. This is a very complex and well-balanced beer, not at all too heavy to have another glass...or three.