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RATINGS: 266   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, youíre 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle from Blue Max, dark brown pour with some amber hues. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, malt, nuttiness, light pumpkin. Taste is a little bit of roasted malt, not much pumpkin, it's ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stef92 (127) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Release #13. Poured dark burgundy almost black with a thick cream colored head. Definite pumpkin & spice on the nose. Taste is more porter than the typical pumpkin beer that overwhelms with cinnamon & nutmeg flavors. Very smooth with hints of caramel, vanilla as well as pumkin.This is a special beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; release #12 bottled 7/22/2012. Pours nearly opaque clear dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of chocolate, pumpkin, caramel, cocoa, roasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, toast, vanilla, dark bread, ginger, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with great strength. Taste of big chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, toast, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, ginger, dark bread, and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, dark bread, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance, complexity, and robustness of dark malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and moderately slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent pumpkin porter! All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of dark malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1208) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Colour...black, though garnet brown when held to the light, with a thick tan head. Nose...very roasty and somewhat sweetly spicy with a lean towards roasted nuts and pumpkin seeds. Palate...quite roasty and coffee like with notes of chicory, burned Postum, baked squash and pie crust. I donít get a whole lot of pumpkin, specifically, but there is certainly a squash flavour here. Iím not sure that this is a pumpkin porter BUT this is a damn fine impy porter!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2181) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2013
22 oz bottle from Wilburís. Deep dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, pumpkin, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and spices, Similar flavor. sweet and smooth with a medium body. Nicely balanced, easy to drink and thoroughly enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frydaddy (20) - Vail, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Okay flavor Seem to come out very dark and multi not very much can't of pumpkin in it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1308) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Nose is slight spice with a hint of pumpkin and jus a bit of porter mocha goodness. this beer pours a rich reddish brown with barely any head. Taste is roasted mocha pumpkin goodness. Body is very mildly lively. finish is clean with just a bit of roasted malts that have an aspect pumpkin if that makes any sense. it does in this beer. very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Deep mahogany color with a foamy tan head. Nice soft mouth feel even with a very present alcohol burn. Nose of pie spice and some roasted grains. This is a big sweet, rich porter with hints of clove, ginger and cinnamon. Some chocolate covered cherries as it warms, with the spice coming out in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (566) - - SEP 12, 2013
From a bomber. Delicious, subtle pumpkin, not so subtle chocolate and vanilla. Creamy, milky, not too boozy. Very nice...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1367) - 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.


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