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RATINGS: 306   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1993) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1984) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Refrigerated brown bomber, release #15, poured into a snifter. Black with medium brown highlights and with small beige head. Aroma is vanilla/pumpkin/some roastiness, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is marshmallow, vanilla, some spice, some pumpkin, and some chocolate. Pretty easy to drink, alcohol is well covered, and overall pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1961) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1955) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Dark brown/black pour. Nose is dark malts some booze. Flavour is inky not a ton of pumpkin, kinda clovey... Not a fav. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1881) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1859) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Ruby black with a dense tan head of about a cm. Aroma is earthy with peanut butter, nutmeg, and other spices in the aroma. Taste is a letdown from the aroma, but still good, with more pumpkin character, and vegetal astringency that I have come to expect in pumpkin beers. $6/22oz

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1847) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
another kinda bland pumpkin porter style brew, not terrible, but not really exciting either.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1844) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bomber. 7.5 % ABV. Release #3. Pours deep mahogany with a medium beige lacy head. The head holds itself up well. Aroma is toasty pumpkin pie. Taste is lightly sweet, roasty; finishes dry and faintly tart. Has a bit of a nutty flavor. The pumpkin and spices are there but I wish the flavors were more prominent. It’s good but I was hoping to be blown away.


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