Pumpkin Porter Tasting Notes

September 16, 2012 at 12:40 am
Appearance: Dark brown. Quickly dissipating off white/tan head no lacing.

Smell: Notes of cinnamon, chocolate, dried fruit, sweet malt.

Taste: Dry and sweet maltiness to start, morphs into creamy chocolate flavors. Finishes with a mild hop bite and lasting notes of cinnamon and spice on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, dry, creamy, robust.

Drinkability & Notes: This beer strikes a nice balance of sweetness and spice. Pumpkin flavor is muted. The smooth maltiness provides a strong foundation for the hops and spices to shine. The fruity esters of the London Ale yeast give this beer an additional layer of complexity.

Pumpkin Porter

September 3, 2012 at 12:54 am

Tis the season……

Batch Size: 11 Gallons
Original Gravity: 1.061
Final Gravity: 1.016
ABV: 5.9%
IBU: 28.1
Color: 24.8 SRM
Boil Time: 60 Min

75.9% 2-Row Pale
10% Wheat Malt
6% Chocolate Malt
5% Crystal 80
3% Cara Pils

1 Oz Magnum (14.10% AA) at 60 min
1.3 Oz Stryian Goldings (6.1% AA) at 30min
1.3 Oz Willamette (4.7% AA) at 5min
3 tsp cinnamon at 5min
2 tsp Allspice at 5min
2 tsp Nutmeg at 5min
Couple of cloves at 5min

1.91 L Starter of White Labs 013 London Ale Yeast

Add 6 lbs libby’s canned pumpkin to mash Mash at 155 for 60 min. Raise to 165 for mash out.

Mash at 156 for 60 min