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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (692) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
DATE TASTED: October 26, 2013... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick... OCCASION: offering PSU some comeback inspiration... APPEARANCE: jet black body; oatmeal-thick brown head; lacing is uneven but thick as well... AROMA: crisp, candied flavor; toasted nut and oat undergird thee spiciness that is as much holiday as mischief night...PALATE: slightly warming, medium-bodied and drinkable--the IMPERIAL aspect is so subtle one quickly/nervously sips...TASTE: pumpkin, apple, peat and an odd funk of medicinal/plastic bottle vodka that takes the rating down a click--still big and old...OVERALL: of the handful of fall bombers I bought, this dares to blend the fall and winter seasons, and it does so deftly; a powerful punch of alcohol by the bottle’s end only endears the drink more...more the Galloping Hessian than the Great Pumpkin, in terms of its substance and strength...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swesson (325) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2015
From a bomber. Pours black-ruby red and makes a nice tan head with good lacing. Aroma is of malt, cinnamon, chocolate and nutmeg. Taste is of malted barley, cocoa, and pumpkin. As others have said, it is more of a real pumpkin than a sweet pumpkin pie taste, which I prefer. Very good ale! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (349) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2015
At SG 75. Poured in a snifter. Dark dry chocolate notes with a hint of pumpkin. Slight caramel sugar finish. APV= 8%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (7293) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2015
had on draft, small glass, at the mad hatters rape room .. brown black .. good foam .. burnt pumpkin pie mostly .. mouth is sticky and thin .. not all that good but better than most epic beers .. . bang average stuff .. . . i get hit in the head a lot, sometimes i even forget how to

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1142) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Bomber poured a clear dark brown hue w/ a small lasting beige head. Mild roasty and spiced aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are five-spice, dark chocolate, dark toast, pumpkin, and vanilla. Medium bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1328) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Poured From a bottle. Dark copper color, small white head. Sweet pumpkin aroma. Medium body with a sweet allspice and pumpkin pie and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Aroma of smoke, chocolate and a hint of allspice. Pours a an orange brown color with a well laced tan head. A complex taste of smoke, allspice and pumpkin pie, lighter body with a pleasant spice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2015
From a bomber into pint glass. Black with small tan head. Nose is spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. Brown sugar. Dried dates. Nice big body, sweet. Chocolate finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
At the brewery during GABF week, 2015. Imperial pumpkin porter. Dark brown, mild roasted malt aroma. Real pumpkin flavor rather than the frequent pumpkin pie character. Earthy, but some lightly sweet malt. nice lacing head on top. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (834) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Chocolate and roasted grain on the nose with a beautiful crystal clear ruby/amber colored body and a tan head. Delicious dark and milk chocolate pour over the tongue followed by a nice alcohol perkiness that keeps things from getting too sweet or thick. The body is full and slightly creamy, but thins out later on which is nicely to style for a porter. Dry graininess shows up with a bit of bitterness and some vanilla notes. I didn’t really get any pumpkin in the flavor, this struck me as a straight on strong porter. Finishes up with a dark coffee aftertaste and more dark chocolate. Although I was hoping for more pumpkin flavor, this is one tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2275) - 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.

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