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RATINGS: 268   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, 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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4078) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Black pour with a thin light tan head. Aroma is like sweet dark cake mix but with a sweet not-too-cloy spiced pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing. Flavor brings out the spices a bit more, like nutmeg an cinnamon, but also some toasty pecan notes and a dark smokey sweetness alongside the pumpkin spice cake and cream cheese notes. Lovely!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2070) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle, 7.9%  release #13 about 1600 yen from Hanshin’s CBB Seed event. Drunk from an Epic snifter courtesy of Asahiya. It pours a brownish black with a nice thick head of beige foam. The aroma is chocolate, vanilla & a bit of a vegetal note plus a dash of spices. Subtle but intriguing. The taste is full bodied, spicy with allspice, nutmeg & cinnamon the milk chocolate & a touch of coffee. A hint of squash in the finish. This is much much tastier than last year’s draft version I had. I am not sure if it is due to a batch difference or due to that beer being drunk from a pint glass. But in a snifter this rocks! A nice balance of spices & malts but not all that much pumpkin... Try this if you can find it!

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
gibson0424 (1) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2013 does not count
Good porter, mild vegetable aftertaste. Not too much spice. Very mild nose. Drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1673) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
another kinda bland pumpkin porter style brew, not terrible, but not really exciting either.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Pours dark with a lighter off white head. Smell mostly roasted pumpkin. Taste slight pumpkin and coffee roast. Medium body. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhunter151 (546) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, brown sugar. Very good pumpkin beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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 (5090) - 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 (205) - 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 (1723) - 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.


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