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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle: Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is soft with the typical pumpkin spices, but alive with a real pumpkin smell. Faint cocoa. Taste is more focused on the pumpkin, some sweetness like pumpkin pie; I’m imagining crust and whipped cream. Light cocoa and roast. Creamy feel. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with a half finger tanish head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with pumpkin pie spices and dark fruit. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Follows aroma. Mostly milk chocolate with hints of coffee in the finish. Something odd in there also, possibly roasted pumpkin. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle - Release #21 - Black pour with a huge foamy light tan head. Nose is cocoa, medium-dark roast, pumpkin meat, whipped cream, and a bit of pumpkin pie spice. Taste is a chocolate-vanilla bomb, with medium roast malt, a touch of pumpkin, and a bitter roasty finish. Not a ton of pumpkin in the taste. Thinnish with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
On tap. Pours a cloudy brown with moderate head. Aromas of light chocolate, cream, and grain. Flavors of light liquorice, spice, and dusty dry chocolate with light roasted malts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
On tap at epic. Pour is chocolate Brown light head. Aroma of spicy thanksgiving. Pumpkin light, chocolate, nutmeg. Medium body. Smooth. Too much going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TedBell (20) - Utah, USA - OCT 31, 2014
22oz bomber. Deep mahogany color. Mild carbonation. Well balanced with some pumpkin spice offset by a mild hop flavor. One of my favorite pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3297) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Dark brown body brown head nice lacing. Fall spice aroma bread and corn vanilla. Taste is roast cocoa a touch of cherry. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6090) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Draft: Nearly black with a small, off-white head. Dark fruit, plum aroma. Taste is sweet, coffee malt, herbal pumpkin. Cream, chocolate. Rich...not overly pumpkin’d...but it’s in there..... Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (4809) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2014
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy tan head and sediment at the bottom. Tastes like sweet chocolate, burnt toast, roasted pumpkin, cinnamon, and spice. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like roasted pumpkin, malt, spice, and a little bit of burnt toastedness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, pumpkin, spice and a little bit of cocoa. Taste has more chocolate with nuts and a nice rounded spice on the finish. Smooth beer.

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