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RATINGS: 256   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerenberger (1423) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 A pumpkin and spice nose. Pours a dark brown with a foamy, mostly diminishing tan head and nice lacing. Taste is mildly sweet. Some vegetable, spice, chocolate, and bitter coffee notes at the end. Medium bodied with flat carbonation. Overall, interesting, but not one I’d buy again.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoucrew102 (512) - - AUG 28, 2014
Bomber, release #19. Lovely, roasted and chocolate malt aroma with notes of pumpkin, vanilla and pumpkin pie spices. Pours black with a decent light brown head with good retention and lacing. Starts with a velvety smooth rich mouthfeel with rich chocolate and roasted malt flavors and a hint of vanilla. Finishes extremely smooth with the pumpkin and the spices coming through nicely. Excellent pumpkin beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2217) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2014
22 Oz. Dark brown small white head. Pumpkin spice malt aroma. Similar taste with some chocolate. Rather good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1287) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bomber. Deep brown with a beige. Pumpkin and light allspice aromas. Coffee, toffee, and pie spices.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (897) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
A fantastic pumpkin, one of the best we've had. Pours a beautiful deep red with a grey head. Smells of pumpkin and a bit of vanilla and cherry. Lots of vanilla straight off the bat, with some pumpkin coming in at the half, and a bit of hoppiness in the finish. Had on tap at the brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4825) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Nice deep brown/black with a khaki head. Nose is chocolate, pumpkin, roasted malts, spices, and vanilla. Smooth palate, roasted malts, pumpkin, chocolate, spice, delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3786) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap at Bearded Lady. Pours a very dark brown color. Tan head. Aroma is dark malts, autumn spices, chocolate and light pumpkin. Flavor is sweet chocolate, some faint autumn spices and pumpkin. Easy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2531) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pretty good. Like a pumpkin pie spiced porter as expected. No booze shows, and tastes pretty good. Not getting a pumpkin meat flavor, but the spice is there in the nose and taste and nice roastiness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10938) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma of spice - very suggestive of pie spice. Med body or better. Flavor is spicy, chocolate, vanilla. Maybe getting some coffee. Definitely getting some coffee. It’s pretty dry. The chocolate is turning quite dark and bitter. Arguably one of the better "pie" ales.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3097) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear rich chestnut with a large creamy tan head that dissipates slowly with great lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, ashtray, allspice, vanilla. Flavor is rich and roasty, cocoa powder, spice is light, not getting much pumpkin per se. A bit of vanilla, some cigarette and coffee. Light sweet, light plus bitter. I really like the fact that the spices do not play a central role here. Makes for a nice enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2054) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
22oz bomber shared by JohnGonk. Pours a dark brown/almost black color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of pumpkin pie filling, roasted malt, sweet caramel, and light floral hop notes. Taste is of old chocolate bars, roasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and hints of ash.


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