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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2011
(22oz bottle from Papago). Pours a dark brown/cola color with chunky tan head. Nice lacing left behind. Aroma is earthy pumpkin, vanilla, spice and chocolate. Taste is sweet with some roast hitting the back of the mouth. Full bodied with a creamy texture/mouthfeel. Some bitterness and spice on the finish. Full flavored pumpkin porter here. This is a good winter warmer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2187) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2013
pours dark amber with moderate cinnamon and nutmeg. solid body holds up the spicing with pumpkin midway, moderate sweetness with roasted malt undertones.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2174) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle Thanks to thirdeye11) Pour is a caramel color..Nose is spice, pumpkin, caramel, chocolate, vanilla...Taste is spicy, Pumpkin, caramel, coffee, roast..Palate is bold and complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2104) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle (release #4). Pours dark brown and looks black once in the glass and shows a soapy off white head thad fades to a film and soapy collar with spotty lacing. Aroma is strong pumpkin spice and roasted malt and faint coffee. Taste is a good solid mix of coffee and coco with pumpkin all around as well as a good bitterness throughout. Palate is medium and chalky with a dry finish. Really nice brew, Just wish the palate was a little more full and creamy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (2099) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2011
bottle release #1 thanks to secret santa poured a cola like color with a half finger of tan head. aroma has sweet spices, chocolate, mild roast, vanilla and some pumpkin. I like that the porter itself is a strong component of the beer so far. mouth feel coats well and there is good carbonation. flavor again has a solid porter base, chocolate, some sweetness, roast, pumpkin, and mild side spices.there is an interesting twang I cant quite put my finger on it is not sour and not cherry but it is there and does not take away.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2095) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with medium head. Aromas of pumpkin for sure with chocolate, vanilla, spices, maltiness. Taste is a rich chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves. A different pumpkin beer as the malts were the hero here. Actually I think this is my first pumpkin porter. Great finishing palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2089) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2061) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bomber crushed with GreeneMan. Pours dark brown with a fizzy head that doesn’t stick around. Don’t get much pumpkin off of this one, so the name is a bit misleading. Get serious amounts of chocolate and marshmallow on the nose and flavor. Some pumpkin spices, but more s’more tendencies. Still, pretty damn good for what it is. Very dry, chocolatey finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Aroma of overripe pumpkin, chocolate, and nutmeg. Pours deep brown with slight head. Taste is strong squash pumpkin with a roasty dirt aftertaste. Solid and dark. Could be sweeter.


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