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RATINGS: 292   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2197) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tectactoe (2195) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Bottle: Almost black with an ominous, deep ruby tone all around. Light tan head fades to a collar in moments. Aroma is light ginger, cinnamon, & clove, a mild pumpkin smell with some faint vanilla and a touch of wet cardboard, almost like oxidation? Taste is sweet, maybe a little too sweet. Some deep, dark prune & grape sweetness with a light bit of cocoa malt & pumpkin spice. Mild roast, finishing vanilla sweetness, & a slight touch of musty cardboard again. Hoped for a thicker mouth feel. Not the best.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2183) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
650 ml bottle. Batch/release #10. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head that has fair retention and ample lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength with pumpkin, vanilla and pie spices. The taste, like the aroma, is bitter-sweet with more pumpkin pie spices, vanilla, earthy grains and bitter walnuts. The palate was full, but just a bit slick and oily, and with soft carbonation. Finished long and dry with lingering bitter walnuts. Overall: Better than average pumpkin ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2175) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Draft - pours near black with tan head. Nose is lactose. Sip introduces pumpkin. Thought it was a pumpkin beer with porter qualities, but it turned out to be a porter with pumpkin. Light roast bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2160) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2013 At Keyaki as Pumpkin Porter. Dark brown, small golden head. Taste is pumpkin and spice, sweetness. Maybe little too sweet. Aroma is similar , lots of spicing. Bit of chocolate too, but not quite there for me. Rerate: 22/10/13 Aroma is more bitter chocolate than pumpkin. Although is a bit fruity too. Tastes good. Quite interesting. Not so much pumpkin but it is lingering there which is quite welcome. Bit of sweetness, touch of booze, fruity too. Lightly spicy. Have to say, I prefer it this time. Obviously helps if you are not totally shit-faced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2116) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a small foamy head that lingers nicely. Aroma is pumpkin pie spices with some light roastiness and chocolate. Taste is smooth and creamy. Nice balance of lightly roasted coffee, chocolate, and pumpkin pie spices. Thin to medium body, very smooth and easy drink, nice creaminess. Really good pumpkin porter.

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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
pours a clear light black with a red tint when held to the light, a medium tan head, and some lacing. smell is of cocoa, some pumpkin, and some spice. taste is of milk chocolate, pumpkin that is not overpowering, a little spice, some vanilla, and a touch of malt. ends smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2062) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
Bomber. Brown light beige head. Nice pumpkin spice with a bit of nutmeg, bit of vegetable, some malt, brown sugar. Moderate body and carbonation, not too sweet, malty and pumpkin, becomes dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2050) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Pours a light brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, malt, pumpkin and spice. Taste is malty, vanilla, pumpkin and spice. Average pumpkin beer


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