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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GnarlyGnome (798) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle: nice, dark ruby brown color with a small tan head. Rich, sweet chocolate aroma. Flavor is nice... All porter but twisted in there is the wonderful pumpkin pie spiciness. This is a nice beer, Very unique in a tasty way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3836) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Pumpkin is a much better combination in a porter than in lighter styles, as the roasted, chocolate porter is a much better balancing force to the sometimes aching vegetal quality of the pumpkin. This beer comes across as extremely drinkable, with a moderate spiciness and moderate pumpkin pie flavor, but with a more dominant porter sensibility. It makes it interesting without being overwhelming. Reasonable palate, somewhat tingly without being fizzy. Very drinkable with little sense of its 8% abv. Bottle.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KegOstertag (92) - - NOV 22, 2012
Poured into glass from 22 oz bottle. Aroma- awful. Smell likes wet dog or pee. Appearance- dark auburn with stoutlike frothy head. Taste- tastes like dirt or leaves in a good way. Doesnt take like beer but a thin mud liquid. Palate- same as above. Very earthy aftertaste. Overall- one of the most unique beers i have had. Pretty good and interesting on occasion. Rating could be higher as 3.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Monalovesbeer (21) - - NOV 22, 2012
Dark coffee color. Sweet maple aroma. Tastes like grass and chocolate. Strange but not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Aroma of overripe pumpkin, chocolate, and nutmeg. Pours deep brown with slight head. Taste is strong squash pumpkin with a roasty dirt aftertaste. Solid and dark. Could be sweeter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2736) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle from spirits crossroads. Pours out dark brown/ almost blck with a small tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, some pumpkin spices, vanilla and light roast. Taste is complex and well balanced, roasted pumpkin, spices, chocolate, light coffee. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle: Pours a clear brown dark with a medium tan head. The nose is chocolate with some nutmeg or allspice. The taste shows some pumpkin with nice maltiness. The mouthfeel is well balanced with a nice medium mouthfeel. This is a nicely balanced beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - NOV 8, 2012
This had a body that really undid all the good flavour work. Big bold chocolate, vanilla, wood and pumpkin nose. Similar flavours, but the mouthfeel is weak, oily and baseless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7565) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2012
Bomber. Nose of pumpkin pie, spices: cinnamon and nutmeg, plus pumpkin, caramel. Flavors pretty much the same, very much like pumpkin pie with chocolate and caramel. Nice, a bit over the top. And not what I would do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2012
Bomber. Thanks to Albert of AQ. Good coffee nose, with pumpkin and spice. Very spicy initial flavor; mid palate has chocolate; finish lets the chocolate develop more. Thin-medium body. I hate pumpkin pie, but I like this.

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