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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1722) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
another kinda bland pumpkin porter style brew, not terrible, but not really exciting either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1642) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1595) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Lots of pumpkin in this beer, and it is flat out tasty. There is some spice of cinnamon, but it not overwhelming. Love it!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1560) - Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Location/Date:Poured on December 16th, 2011. Split with BR.

Appearance:Pours a dark brown.
Aroma: Aroma is malty and pumpkiny, quite nice.
Taste: Taste really leans towards a nice porter with some sweetness from the pumpkin.
Palate:Medium body, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: A really nice differentiation of a pumpkin beer, being a porter. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1548) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Aroma: Cocoa powder with fudge brownie, light smoke, no pumpkin apparent. Appearance: Dark brown with light, bubbly tan head. Flavor: Matches the nose up front, but brings in some nice, natural pumpkin as the finish draws closer. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, astringent finish. Overall: Turned out nice in the end, but would have liked a bit more pumpkin in the nose, and in the brew overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1545) - Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2012
22 oz. bottle, release #1- Pours black with red highlights in the light with a one finger light tan head. The aroma is pumpkin, not pumpkin spice, but the real thing, not much roastiness actually, pretty smooth and mellow. The taste is creamy and smooth, a nice pumpkin flavor, roasted malt, toasty, it has a little spice, but not full blown out pumpkin pie spices. I really dig this, much more than I thought I would, a nice way to kick off my infatuation of pumpkin beers around this season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Pours a medium bodied brown with a sticky light tan head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, pumpkin, chocolate. Flavor is pumpkin, roast, chocolate, bittersweet chocolate. Actual pumpkin flavor in a pumpkin beer.......and less pumpkin spices which I love. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2012 Bottle. Pours deep brown with a small Off white head. Aroma is disappointing, a stinky character that is most aggressive with some spice and the pumpkin note there. Flavor is better with some herbal notes spicy and an earthy chocolate note. Finishes with some herbal spice. Medium body and a soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1515) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bomber. Excellent all around. Great complex flavors - pumpkin, chocolate and a little coffee. Full body, rich. Strong recommend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerenberger (1480) - 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.

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