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RATINGS: 247   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1029) - Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2013
From 2012 bottle, labeled Release #7, with 7.7% ABV. Deep dark brown color. Aroma is rich dark chocolate, vanilla, and spices. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, nutmeg, and pumpkin notes. Pumpkin is fairly subtle at first, but there is a touch of pumpkin pie aftertaste mingled with the chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (175) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Tasted on tap. Pours black with tan head. Good lacing. Aroma is roasted chocolate with some spices. Taste starts of with spices and vanilla and ends with roasted chocolate. Creamy full bodied and really sits on palate. Tastes like the bastard child of a vanilla porter and pumpkin beer with more porter than pumpkin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bengibbs6 (32) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Nice boozy, oaky aroma. Color is black and though it's not opaque, it doesn't let much light through. Flavor is of rich coffee, some vegetal notes, trailing off into a bourbonesque after taste. Quite nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wildbeercat (339) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2013
22floz/650ml bottle into a shaker glass. Served cool. Aroma: Milk chocolate and toasty malt backed up by a huge punch of spice and some faint pumpkin. Quite strong! Appearance: Barely translucent dark blood-ruby body with a massive, creamy, tan head. Taste: Oh wow that is fantastic.Starts off nice and creamy with the spice and pumpkin and rounds off with that chocolate and malt. Fantastic! Palate: Feels really creamy. Finish is nice and spicy pumpkin with that wonderful chocolate. Overall: This may be a new favorite. It is absolutely fantastic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Draught. Black pour with an off white head. Aroma is roast and chocolate. Coffee, vanilla and marshmallow in the flavour. There is very little pumpkin. Finish is coffee and vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (509) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle - pours dark brown with small but thick tan head. Nose is highly syrupy, molasses, malt, and caramel. Very smooth, frothy mouthfeel. Taste is of sweet molasses, caramel, plum, and figs. Has somewhat of a smoky finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2190) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2013
22oz Botle Clear deep brown with a short-lived tan head. Porter with spices. Didn’t get much pumpkin in this. Smooth dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (677) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is full of malt and spice. Very well balanced. Smooth, finishes burnt chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2013-08-17. Aroma of dusty malt, spice, and nutty touches. 7+ Flavour has sweet malt core, light spice, and nutty touches as in the aroma. Not getting much in the way of pumpkin character, but I quite enjoy the spice quality. 7+ Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Campground Brewdown.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mwillums (12) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
22 oz. One of the better pumpkin beers I’ve had. Nice balance between a classic porter with the spices and pumpkin flavor.


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