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RATINGS: 295   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
Draft @ Epic Brewing Denver Taproom, Denver, CO. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty spicy pumpkin aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty spicy pumpkin chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy pumpkin and chocolate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13408) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Draft. Listed as the Epic version. Nearly black, large thick brown head. Aroma of gourd and coffee grounds, not much spice. Taste is fruit, coffee, chocolate, prunes, dates. Medium body. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2012
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium creamy tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, lactose, pumpkin, caramel, and chocolate whey powder. Flavor of roasted malt, pumpkin, earth, caramel, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2012
22oz bottle. Dark red-brown head topped by medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some roast/toast, cinnamon, light allspice. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, pumpkin pie spice, roast, light alcohol. Medium body, low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Strong all spice and nutmeg notes. A touch of vanilla, some roasted malts, and a touch of anise. There is just a bit of chocolate and some toasted bread sweetness. Strong bitter chocolate flavor to this. Some hints of vanilla along with lots of nutmeg and all spice. Maybe a bit of burnt toast and roasted malt. Just a bit of caramel and marshmallow as the beer warms up.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11526) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11088) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured clear brown color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Toasted malt, pumpkin and spice aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced pumpkin spice flavor with a medium dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good seasonal beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10455) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
A nice dark brown porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a sweet chocolate with pumpkin spices. In mouth, a smooth chocolate malt with pumpkin spices, OK. On tap at Snallygaster DC, Oct. 13 2012.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roated malt, carmel, cinnamon, cocoa and light clove. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, carmel, cinnamon, cocoa, pumpkin and light clove with a smooth lingering spiced cocoa finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark black, nearly opaque with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and toast malt, dates, earthy hops, cinnamon and vanilla. Flavor is malt forward, light hops and bitterness, pumpkin, nutmeg and cloves with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.


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