The fifteenth beer in my pumpkin serial is Lost Souls Chocolate Pumpkin Porter from Parallel 49 Brewing Company.
Lost Souls pours a dark black brown with lots of thick mocha coloured head but the head retention on this one is only so-so. There is a lot of chocolate and a sweet maltiness on the nose. The porter is light bodied for the style but retains lots of roasted malt and chocolate flavour, which give the impression of being heavier and stronger than it actually is (6.5% ABV). The richness of the flavour continues to the finish and you also get a little bit of ginger. Lost Souls warms well letting the spices emerge, if only slightly. Like the other dark beers that tried to take on pumpkin or pumpkin pie I find that you go looking for the ‘pumpkiness’ in this beer rather than having the pumpkin jump out at you.
Lost Souls is a nice porter regardless of it being pumpkin infused but as a pumpkin beer stacked against it’s brethren I give this one seven candy corns out of a possible ten.