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RATINGS: 252   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Tap @ the brewery tap room. Pours a clear amber beer with a small off white head on top. Finally a pumpkin ale which is not so heavy on the spices. There’s some spices in there, but not so overwhelming like others. Flavour is medium sweet with a big herbal influence there. Big on cinnamon on the end of the flavor. Very nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Draft sample at Epic Brewing taproom, Denver. Pours clear amber brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of chocolate, oats, light spice, vegetables, toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redtechnj (201) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Appearance-Clear cherry brown with a thick, rich beige head. Long lasting head with excellent lacing. Aroma-Toasted malt, caramel,spices Flavor-Moderately sweet,earthy,spicy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1654) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2013
pours dark amber with moderate cinnamon and nutmeg. solid body holds up the spicing with pumpkin midway, moderate sweetness with roasted malt undertones.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1987) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2013 At Keyaki as Pumpkin Porter. Dark brown, small golden head. Taste is pumpkin and spice, sweetness. Maybe little too sweet. Aroma is similar , lots of spicing. Bit of chocolate too, but not quite there for me. Rerate: 22/10/13 Aroma is more bitter chocolate than pumpkin. Although is a bit fruity too. Tastes good. Quite interesting. Not so much pumpkin but it is lingering there which is quite welcome. Bit of sweetness, touch of booze, fruity too. Lightly spicy. Have to say, I prefer it this time. Obviously helps if you are not totally shit-faced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1144) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Deep brown. Not much on the nose, some roasted malt. Round mouthfeel with high carbonation. Spice is subdued, mostly nutmeg in taste, which I appreciate, but didn’t get any pumpkin really. Fair enough, but really just a spiced porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2082) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Draft - pours near black with tan head. Nose is lactose. Sip introduces pumpkin. Thought it was a pumpkin beer with porter qualities, but it turned out to be a porter with pumpkin. Light roast bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (2580) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
On tap at the Denver location. Pour is slightly hazy brown with a frothy tan head and great lacing. Roasty, pumpkiny, nutmeg, cinnamon, light cocoa, bready, and earthy aroma. Taste is big earthy pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice, pepper, brown sugar, and bready with roasty finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Decent pumpkin, but not my favorite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
theothermatt (165) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2013
On tap at Epic - Denver. Pours pitch black. Slight lacing. Sweet pumpkin aroma, malt bitterness, and spice. Very malty forward then moving into spicy pumpkin. Not too much to overwhelm the rest of the beer. Very well balanced and really great Pumpkin beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Roonai (245) - - SEP 29, 2013
bottle shared by deyholla. i love a pumpkin porter and the time is finally here! kicking of the the season w this one- and im not mad about it! pours black with yellow cream head that dissipates. nose is that sweet spiced pumpkin that i love! taste is dryer but with a nuttiness and creamy mouthfeel. rich with spices but not cloyingly sweet.


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