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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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, 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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Really excited about this beer- but somewhat dissappointing. Nose was not great. Flavors of roasted malts, distant chocolate, nuttiness. Some pumpkin upfront. Ended w/ an unpleasant vegetal/ medicinal note. Might be decent after aging a year? Not too enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1455) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Release #7.

A: The body is a deep garnet with brown on the edges and a thin tan head.

S: The aroma is mostly of the porter characteristics, roasted malts, light smoke, and chocolate, no pumpkin noticed in the aroma hints of spices.

T: Vanilla is upfront with light spices and pumpkin flavors that are quickly taken over by a heavy roasted malts and dark chocolate flavors.

M: Medium to thick bodied with medium sharp carbonation.

O: The pumpkin flavors are really subdued, but that’s a good thing. The vanilla is an interesting addition to a really solid porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Found this bottle interesting because I had just homebrewed a Pumpkin spice porter myself. Pumpkin spice is dominate on the aroma with some other fain notes of cocoa and clove. Appears a purple-ish black color with very tamed foam. Strong chocolate and coffee notes upfront with an assertive pumpkin background. Full-bodied with some pleasant earthy/smokey texture to it. Overall, this is a very well done Pumpkin Black Ale. Fairly similar to my homebrew except, this one contains more chocolate and earthy notes. I am very fond of this ale. A must try. I’d give this an A+ rating.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with very little head to it. Great notes of pumpkin and chocolate in the nose. I’m not even a huge pumpkin fan and I like this. Really interesting flavor palate. Pumpkin up front with chocolaty flavors coming in underneath. Surprised at just how much I like this. Great find.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2012
what i live 4 blocks from brewery?! ok ill drink their beer. often. pour: porterishky brown, complementary head. nose: amber/dark malts, pumpkin meat, slight hop bitters. mouth: malty sweet, pumpkinish, pie spices. have had a many pumpkin porters, and this is certainly different, can almost touch into stout flavorings, otherwise to the point of pumpkin ales for this season,

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerenberger (1447) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 A pumpkin and spice nose. Pours a dark brown with a foamy, mostly diminishing tan head and nice lacing. Taste is mildly sweet. Some vegetable, spice, chocolate, and bitter coffee notes at the end. Medium bodied with flat carbonation. Overall, interesting, but not one I’d buy again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2693) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Release #7, not dated though. Pours dark brown with a small white head that quickly diminishes leaving a cap that laces nicely. Very porter like in aroma and flavor with the underlying pumpkin that just makes it’s presence known, not overpowering. This is not a pumpkin pie type brew, this gives full representation of the vegetable. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
22oz bottle purchased while in Minnesota. Monicas choice... Pours a cola like consistency, less intense at the edges with more reddish brown hues, and topped with a thin to medium khaki head that eventually settles down to a thin film... Aroma of pumpkin, molasses, and roasted chocolate malt. Pretty solid actually... Smooth consistent flavors with semi-sweet pumpkin, molasses, nutmeg, as well as the expected porter flavors. Body is a touch softer/lighter but overall holds up well. Carbonation is fairly sprite and lively. Flavors are well formulated and on par if not better than anticipated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1296) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours brown with a medium creamy tan head that quickly diminishes to a thin collar that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is a bit subdued - sweet chocolate malts and some pumpkin and pumpkin spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice).

The flavor is sweet chocolate malts with a little roast and a lot of pumpkin spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice). The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice pumpkin porter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mttan02 (29) - Tolleson, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bomber of batch #7. Pours very dark, with a nice tan head. Very good lacing. Clove on the nose, and the tongue. Not overpowering though. Glad I got to try this limited release.


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