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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5926) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2011
22 ounce bottle from the brewery, batch 5. Pours a very dark black color with a medium tan head. The aroma is rich spices and vanilla. The flavor is a rich chocolate porter, some vanilla, light milkiness, very smooth, loads of spices and certainly pumpkin. Very good, excellent actually. Mostly a rich porter but very strong and distinct pumpkin flavors. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
SD Strong Ale Fest. Clear brown color with light tan head. Nice roasted pumpkin seed, nutty, pumpkin meat, chocolate aromas. Smooth medium body. Nice chocolate, roasted pumpkin seed, pumpkin meat flavors---smooth finish__good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Orange brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and chocolate. The flavor is very similar with a lot of chocolate and pumpkin notes up front. I also get some strong spice notes including cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bottle. This beer emerges with a great pour that builds anticipation ... beautifully reddish-black, with a frothy, gluey head of tan foam. The initial whiff is equally enticing ... rich and as sweet as the most decadent, gourmet desserts. This drinks with an exceptionally smooth mouthfeel, silky, but well-bodied. It’s an interesting drink -- the pumpkin is well subdued, adding an earthy aspect to otherwise chocolate-rich brew. Superb! (#4413, 12/19/2011)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Nose of roasted malts, light smokey notes, a touch of chocolate, some pumpkin meat and spice is there as well. Dark brown pour, tan head, some reddish brown hues in the light as well. Chocolate, roast, pumpkin spice, a little charred notes, pumpkin meat. Light sweetness and char/espresso. Light bodied, interesting balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
(22oz bomber release #5) clear ruby and light brown, with oily tan bubbles. Nose of pumpkin, yams, cinnamon stick, light chocolate and nutmeg. Taste of chocolate malt, heavy nutmeg, allspice and clove, cream, cola root. Oily body with medium carbonation. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a large creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor make a lot of sense after reading the description. Roasted malts and chocolate from the base porter. Fleshy pumpkin with the requisite spices found in a pumpkin beer. These are married without one dominating the other. Some vanilla works in with a smooth mouth feel. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5305) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Dark reddish brown color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, pumpkin, and light spices. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, light spices, vanilla, pie crust, coffee and light marshmallow. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5225) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown pour with a medium, dense brown foam on the surface. Aroma is chocolate covered pumpkin pie. Roasted malt, vanilla and cocoa come through as well. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, pumpkin, spices, vanilla, and light coffee notes. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. This has a slight coating effect on the palate. Finishes with more roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, roasted pumpkin, spices, burnt caramel, and coffee notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle picked up from Rick’s in Alexandria. Served in a Three Floyds / Intelligentsia mini-snifter. Pours a nearly-black deep brown color with a thin light tan head and not much in the way of lacing. Thin tan collar as it goes down. The nose carries some light pumpkin spice and plenty of porter character. Fairly roasty with a bit of chocolate. Faint spice. Flavor has chocolate and a fair amount of roast. Medium body with light carbonation and a nice full mouthfeel. Not over the top in any direction. Well done.

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