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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (1512) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 25, 2012
Release #6. Nice cloudy brown with a beige head rhat leaves a little lacing. Aroma is pumpkin, ginger, cloves, figs, chocolate. Slightly spicy on the palate with some upfront maltiness followed by a slightly bitter and vegetal finish. Taste is pumpkin pie, chocolate, burnt sugar, vanilla. A little lacking in depth and a touch unbalanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (187) - Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2015
From the bottle the color is dark almost black, aroma is malty, roasted maybe a little chocolate, taste is spiced pumpkin and finish is crisp

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (586) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Appearance: pours with a medium large tan head that settles into a small head with moderate density, the beer is very black and I can't see thru it even when I hold it up to the light Aroma: creamy vanilla, very faint chocolate and pumpkin Taste: hints of pumpkin throughout, chocolate, not to bitter on the finish, Palate: feels warm in the mouth, medium mouthfeel, minimal chocolate aftertaste, average carbonation Overall: this is a good beer, it's flavors and aromas are very subtle, hides the abv well, good winter beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (994) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, and cinnamon. Flavor starts roasted malt and unsweetened cocoa, vanilla and some light pumpkin. Followed with some light spicing of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Finishes with bitterness of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Thanks Maxbier for hanging on to this one to share with me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (496) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Dark brown with medium brown head. Malty spice aroma. Flavors of pumpkin, roast, vanilla, cloves, and thanksgiving. Mild bitter in finish for balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2451) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Dark brown pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Smells like chocolate pumpkin pie. Taste is malty with some chalky spice-ness. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alphadelic (1827) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2014
A roasty, slightly spicy aroma. Smooth and roasty in the mouth with some cinnamon and vanilla, a touch of pumpkin flesh flavor and sweetness. This is like a wonderful pumpkin version of Anchor’s Our Special Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1518) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours jet black with a dense and creamy tan head that lasts and lasts, showing plenty of lace. Bright nose of pie spice and toasty chocolate malt. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Chocolate, roast, and pie spice on the mid palate, beautifully integrated. Long sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (72) - - DEC 5, 2014
Bomber release #19....8.4 % ABV. Nice aromas of coffee, milk chocolate, light nutmeg, light pumpkin and molasses. Nice mouthfeel and balance between bitter, roast and sweet. Lingering finish melds with some vanilla notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2791) - Boise, 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 (2815) - 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.

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