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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed on: October 10, 2011. Packaged on October 25, 2011. Our first ever collaborative beer has all the familiar flavors of the season, but done with Epic style. To a base of strong, roasty, and chocolaty porter, we add 200 pounds of real pumpkin per batch, five spice and whole Madagascar vanilla beans. As you pour this deeply ruby brown beer, youíre greeted by the aroma of fresh cut squash, followed by rich chocolate. The flavor starts sweet with marshmallow, vanilla, and some pumpkin pie, then yields to a coffee roast and dark chocolate dryness. This beer is a great introduction for curious drinkers and a special holiday treat for fans of the style.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (854) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle to pint glass Pumpkin, celery, and cucumber. Dark cloudy amber with a long lasting thin head. Nice pumpkin taste, no annoying pumpkin spices to screw up the taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2228) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Pretty nice beer. Nose is spicy cinnamon and nutmeg with light toastyness. Taste has a fair amount of sweetness but the spices dominate. Pretty tasty beer that doesnt seem like 8%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Orange brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and chocolate. The flavor is very similar with a lot of chocolate and pumpkin notes up front. I also get some strong spice notes including cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Great spicy porter, doughy and cinnamony, wow so spicey even after giving it some time

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle from total wine sterling. Pours black with a very thin khaki head. Nice pumpkin and spice sensations on the nose. Bigger pumpkin on the tongue. Not getting a ton of the roast but thereís only a slight alcohol burn on the finish. Solid for style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Pours an extremely dark brown color with a small tan head. The nose is huge with pumpkin, squash, ginger, cinnamon, chocolate, roasted malt, clove and caramel. The taste of big with chocolate, roasted malt, pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, ginger, light coffee, clove, and spices. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, clove, and spices on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy mouthfeel that drinks easily for 7.5%. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Great balance of flavors and bitterness. Overall this is an excellent pumpkin spiced porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1073) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Quite good but nut spectacular. Very nice pumpkin spice aroma. Good porter base, and good pumpkin taste. But maybe just a hair too dry and roasty. If they dialed in a bit of malty sweetness this would be a home run. That said, very enjoyable! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2130) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
February 2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. The pumpkin is really showing through and adds a nice balance to the dark malts and chocolate flavors. Great beer!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (213) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2013
The imperial pumpkin porter pours a deep amber almost purple with a thin light brown head. The aroma is pumpkin, spice and toast. The flavor roasted malts, pumpkin and spice. Overall the beer is good but not worth the price tag. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Opened this bottle with a friend on Thanksgiving. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma is pumpkin, bread, vanilla, and fresh cookies. Moderate carbonation bolsters this beer, but thereís some slickness to it that detracts from it a bit. Finishes with a little snap of bubbles. Good flavor profile with obvious pumpkin, though itís not as bold as some in the style. It melds well with vanilla sweetness, milk chocolate, light coffee. Well-rounded flavors that arenít pronounced in any one area. A pleasant bounty of holiday flavors. A good pumpkin beer, that isnít a one-trick pony. A nice Thanksgiving treat.


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