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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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, you’re 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Pours a light brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, malt, pumpkin and spice. Taste is malty, vanilla, pumpkin and spice. Average pumpkin beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Black-red body with puffy, light cocoa colored head. Cocoa-pumpkin nose with wafts of nutmeg and chipotles. The flavor is much stronger than the aroma. Smooth body with chocolatey milk flavor and moderate pumpkin spice, with nutmeg emphasized.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFunGuy (862) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
This beer has a dark black color. It has a sweet aroma. It also hits your tongue sweet like candied yams. It finishes malty with a smoky flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1823) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Aroma: Cocoa powder with fudge brownie, light smoke, no pumpkin apparent. Appearance: Dark brown with light, bubbly tan head. Flavor: Matches the nose up front, but brings in some nice, natural pumpkin as the finish draws closer. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, astringent finish. Overall: Turned out nice in the end, but would have liked a bit more pumpkin in the nose, and in the brew overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1494) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Tap. Pours brown with deep red hues and a tan head. Smells very chocolatey. Has a good vegetative taste to it, slight bitterness, almost a slight sourness. Slight burnt taste. Good. Nothing too impressive but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (984) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle to glass. Beautiful dark brown/mahogany color with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt sweetness with pumpkin and spices, but not overwhelming. Pumpkin malt sweetness in flavor that lingers in the finish. Solid pumpkin beer for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4508) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle shared by beerandblues2. Pours opaque black with frothy beige head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, coffee, earthy hops, pumpkin, spices, and light toffee. Flavor is solid roast malt base with supporting dark fruit esters, light chocolate, earthy hops, and light coffee; dry finish with just the right amount of ash. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark black, nearly opaque with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and toast malt, dates, earthy hops, cinnamon and vanilla. Flavor is malt forward, light hops and bitterness, pumpkin, nutmeg and cloves with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (690) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
DATE TASTED: October 26, 2013... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick... OCCASION: offering PSU some comeback inspiration... APPEARANCE: jet black body; oatmeal-thick brown head; lacing is uneven but thick as well... AROMA: crisp, candied flavor; toasted nut and oat undergird thee spiciness that is as much holiday as mischief night...PALATE: slightly warming, medium-bodied and drinkable--the IMPERIAL aspect is so subtle one quickly/nervously sips...TASTE: pumpkin, apple, peat and an odd funk of medicinal/plastic bottle vodka that takes the rating down a click--still big and old...OVERALL: of the handful of fall bombers I bought, this dares to blend the fall and winter seasons, and it does so deftly; a powerful punch of alcohol by the bottle’s end only endears the drink more...more the Galloping Hessian than the Great Pumpkin, in terms of its substance and strength...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a cream head. Hints of spicy chocolate with pumpkin and vanilla. Good pumpkin porter, interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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