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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2630) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, roast, and chocolate milk. Taste is vegetal, roasty and lightly spiced with a little shellfish. Medium bodied and a little dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2627) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2607) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Nearly black color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, spice, pumpkin, vanilla, caramel. Medium bodied, strong vanilla flavor with lesser chocopumpkin flavors. Interesting concept I guess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
February 2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. The pumpkin is really showing through and adds a nice balance to the dark malts and chocolate flavors. Great beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
22 oz bottle. The pour is a dark ruby brown, see through, with a thicker lift khaki head and a lot of clingy lace. The aroma is not what I was expecting. No real spice or pumpkin and a thin chocolate. There is a little cinnamon on the back end, but it's definitely thin. The flavor is the same. There is a bit more of a vegetable quality to it, but the dominant flavors are not present. Light chocolate and some vague spice, but the pumpkin really isn't what I was expecting. The mouth feel is thin and slick without much carbonation. The aftertaste is lightly chocolatey, and fully disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pretty good. Like a pumpkin pie spiced porter as expected. No booze shows, and tastes pretty good. Not getting a pumpkin meat flavor, but the spice is there in the nose and taste and nice roastiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2576) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Draft. Brown body with a short, frothy brown head. Aroma of roasted grain, cocoa. Light hints of nutmeg and all spice. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Light alcoholic finish. Lots of pumpkin in this beer (according to the commercial description), but since pumpkin doesn’t taste like much at all, the beer doesn’t taste much like pumpkin — nor the spices associated with pumpkin pie. That’s not bad since so many pumpkin beers are overly spiced. This is under spiced. Hint of alcohol in the finish along with chocolate and coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Pumpkin pie spicing, cocoa, and some vanilla and roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a bit of sweetness, but no too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - NOV 8, 2012
This had a body that really undid all the good flavour work. Big bold chocolate, vanilla, wood and pumpkin nose. Similar flavours, but the mouthfeel is weak, oily and baseless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bomber from Sam’s in Durham. Pouts dark brown with a thin light beige head. Nose and taste of sweet pumpkin, lots of vanilla, chocolate, and fairly subtle Chinese five spice, at least in relation to the other flavors. Just as described. Interesting and unique, even it it gets old a bit quickly.

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