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RATINGS: 266   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, 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Lots of pumpkin in this beer, and it is flat out tasty. There is some spice of cinnamon, but it not overwhelming. Love it!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3565) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy brown with a small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is caramel malts and light roast. Thin mouthfeel with a light spice and cinnamon flavor with a light dry finish. A decent spice brew from Epic Brewing.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
This is a really well balanced beer. A lot of "pumpkin" beers hit you over the head with piles of cinnamon. That isnít the case with this beer. You really do get a lot of the sweetness and flavor of the pumpkin, which is balanced out with deep roast. The other spices round out the flavor, but donít overwhelm.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3071) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Pours dark brown with a thick lt mocha head...great lacing and retention. Aroma has some roastiness and spice...pumpkin pie spices...a bit of carmelized sugar. Flavor is pumpkin pie with roasty and burnt notes...burnt notes are too dominant. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is spicy and burnt...dry and lingering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle:   Deep burnt brown sugar in color, not quite as dark as others, moderate foamy tannish head, fairly nice lacing.   Roasted malt nose, underlying spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.   Smells fairly inviting.   Sweet roastiness up front, followed by quite a bit of spices.   Comes quickly, but also exits quickly.   Picking up soft cinnamon, nutmeg, sweetened butternut squash, with some very minor lingering clove.   Slightly dry on the exit.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Seems fairly well balanced, albeit I dont get a lot of chocolate or vanilla on the nose, I do get some pumpkin pie, crust, and whipped cream.   Not a robust Porter by any means, but the roastiness compliments the spices.   The finish very much reminds me of a little creme brulee with pumpkin pie.   I almost wished it were a bit heavier, meatier, but then again it could easily be cloying.   As is its very enjoyable and easily one of the better Pumpkin like Porters out there.   Thanks Dallas for the bottle!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5410) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a large creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor make a lot of sense after reading the description. Roasted malts and chocolate from the base porter. Fleshy pumpkin with the requisite spices found in a pumpkin beer. These are married without one dominating the other. Some vanilla works in with a smooth mouth feel. Pretty nice.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
slightly cloudy orange with some floaters under a small white head. heavily spiced(cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) pumpkin aroma. flavors are the same. light bodied. flavors are less potent than the nice aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 5/25/12

Aroma: It has a nose of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla.
Appearance: This one pours a brownish color with a small head and some drippy lacing.
Flavor: It starts off with some sweetness from the chocolate, caramel, and vanilla, which works nicely alongside the pumpkin spice. Eventually the sweetness and spice is rounded out nicely by a roasted finish.
Palate: The body medium, it is fairly creamy, with a smooth, flowing mouthfeel, and a soft carbonation.
Overall Impression: I thought this one was quite good (and also felt fairly unique). There was quite a bit going on, but it all worked well together, and it didnít really feel at all muddled to me. The flavors all really just worked well together. This turned out to be quite a nice collaboration.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Pours a murky redish brown with a finger of light brown head. Minimal lacing/beading. Very malty on the nose - definite nutmeg, pumpkin, squash, some cinnamon, caramel, quite a bit going on here. Tasty stuff. Usually this style is restricted to the autumn months and it is refreshing to get this robust profile in early May. Full bodied, obvious spice, yet approachable. Some bright fruits linger on the afertaste. Overall, this is a style that, honestly, I wish had a year round presence. I can see why people confine it too a certain season though as it definitely fits the bill.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1595) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle Thanks to thirdeye11) Pour is a caramel color..Nose is spice, pumpkin, caramel, chocolate, vanilla...Taste is spicy, Pumpkin, caramel, coffee, roast..Palate is bold and complex.


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