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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, 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2069) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
650 ml bottle. Batch/release #10. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head that has fair retention and ample lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength with pumpkin, vanilla and pie spices. The taste, like the aroma, is bitter-sweet with more pumpkin pie spices, vanilla, earthy grains and bitter walnuts. The palate was full, but just a bit slick and oily, and with soft carbonation. Finished long and dry with lingering bitter walnuts. Overall: Better than average pumpkin ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
78samh (113) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Smooth for a 8% beer. The pumpkin is subtle and just right. Chocolate roasty and a little sweet at times. Coffee like finish. really good stuff. Definitely one the better pumpkin porters out there.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SSSteve (3719) - - JAN 1, 2014
brewed 6/26/12. deep brown with a small stable brown head. weird vegetal aroma that doesn’t really excite my senses. flavors of cocoa, old pumpkins, dust, olives. full bodied and thick but not sweet. just really strange. not sure if its old or what but its not what i was hoping for.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
SD Strong Ale Fest. Clear brown color with light tan head. Nice roasted pumpkin seed, nutty, pumpkin meat, chocolate aromas. Smooth medium body. Nice chocolate, roasted pumpkin seed, pumpkin meat flavors---smooth finish__good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Dark reddish brown color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, pumpkin, and light spices. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, light spices, vanilla, pie crust, coffee and light marshmallow. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HIGHB4LL (421) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 750ml bottle. Appearance: large frothy head, excellent lacing, clear, black. Aroma: heavy malt, molasses, roasted, nutty, coffee, pumpkin. Taste: short duration, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium bitterness. Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation. Overall I really enjoyed this beer. I hope that they brew more!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (1859) - Spring Hill, Florida, 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3321) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFunGuy (599) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1493) - 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.


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