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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
v8powered (146) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Great pumpkin beer with strong spiced flavor and great balance. Malty and pumpkin pie spice with a touch of alcohol bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Thin palate. Aromas of milk chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla. Flavors are dark and milk chocolate, fall spice. This is nice and creamy... Definitely get some pumpkin.. Toasty finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhp40219 (447) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2014
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep brown with an amber hue and a one finger khaki head that leaves very good lacing. Aroma of cocoa, pumpkin, and vanilla. Taste is cocoa, pumpkin, vanilla, light spices (nutmeg, cinnamon). Long finish of cocoa and cinnamon. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy texture, average carbonation. Very easy drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours black with ruby highlights, small tan head. Aroma is coffee and spices. 1st taste is a little vanilla and pumpkin, with spice hitting next and finishing with coffee bitterness. Not as much pumpkin as I’d prefer. Find a Warlock instead if you can

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Pumpkin pie spicing, cocoa, and some vanilla and roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a bit of sweetness, but no too much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1572) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with a sweet chocolate aroma. Taste is bitter pumpkin, mixed with a squash flavor. A slight chocolate and coffee roast which seemed diluted by the vegetable pumpkin/squash mixture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mysticbrew (117) - - OCT 4, 2014
From a bottle in a tulip. Dark chocolate pour with non-persistent creamy tar colored head. Head lacing hangs to the finish of the glass. The rich flavor of coffee, chocolate and toasted malt. Subtle flavor of pumpkin and nutmeg as the beer warms and the fizz dissipates. There is a creamy silky mouthfeel with a bit of a smokey & spicy finish. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Poured from bottle into English pint. Pours a rich chocolate brown, khaki head about 1 finger tall. Height of head dissipates pretty quickly, but never goes away. Aroma - malt, chocolate, vanilla, and pumpkin spices. Taste - chocolate, coffee, dark malt, subtle sweetness from pumpkin with a touch of spice. Mostly this tastes like a porter, but the pumpkin and spices are subtle, but definitely present. Mouthfeel is a bit oily, carbonation is very fizzy on the tongue. Finish is short to medium length. Nice change of pace from the light pumpkin ale that’s everywhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (574) - - SEP 28, 2014
On draft at Right Proper. Pours a very dark brown with hint of plum coloration. Head is off white, and leaves moderate soapy lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild vegetal complexity and light roasted malt character with hint of pumpkin pie spice profile. Flavor is roasted malt, light mocha complexity, a hint of spice and pumpkin, and dark fruit sweetness. Alcohol is well masked - a deceptively easy drinking solid beer all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3187) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Refrigerated brown bomber, release #15, poured into a snifter. Black with medium brown highlights and with small beige head. Aroma is vanilla/pumpkin/some roastiness, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is marshmallow, vanilla, some spice, some pumpkin, and some chocolate. Pretty easy to drink, alcohol is well covered, and overall pretty good.

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