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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1865) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Opened this bottle with a friend on Thanksgiving. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma is pumpkin, bread, vanilla, and fresh cookies. Moderate carbonation bolsters this beer, but there’s some slickness to it that detracts from it a bit. Finishes with a little snap of bubbles. Good flavor profile with obvious pumpkin, though it’s not as bold as some in the style. It melds well with vanilla sweetness, milk chocolate, light coffee. Well-rounded flavors that aren’t pronounced in any one area. A pleasant bounty of holiday flavors. A good pumpkin beer, that isn’t a one-trick pony. A nice Thanksgiving treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
algemo45 (61) - - AUG 10, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 Dark and smooth, packing a warming pumpkin punch. Full aroma and flavor, perfect on a chilly fall night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (315) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Tasted on tap. Pours black with tan head. Good lacing. Aroma is roasted chocolate with some spices. Taste starts of with spices and vanilla and ends with roasted chocolate. Creamy full bodied and really sits on palate. Tastes like the bastard child of a vanilla porter and pumpkin beer with more porter than pumpkin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2571) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bomber from Windy City. Release 12. #1169. Black in color. Nose is a big roasted coffee porter. Only a hint of pumpkin and spice. Big roasty porter up front. Slick mouthfeel. Long lingering roasty coffee finish. The spice is very subtle. Really good porter with mild pumpkin/spice attributes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2250) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Draft - pours near black with tan head. Nose is lactose. Sip introduces pumpkin. Thought it was a pumpkin beer with porter qualities, but it turned out to be a porter with pumpkin. Light roast bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2314) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2013 At Keyaki as Pumpkin Porter. Dark brown, small golden head. Taste is pumpkin and spice, sweetness. Maybe little too sweet. Aroma is similar , lots of spicing. Bit of chocolate too, but not quite there for me. Rerate: 22/10/13 Aroma is more bitter chocolate than pumpkin. Although is a bit fruity too. Tastes good. Quite interesting. Not so much pumpkin but it is lingering there which is quite welcome. Bit of sweetness, touch of booze, fruity too. Lightly spicy. Have to say, I prefer it this time. Obviously helps if you are not totally shit-faced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Draft sample at Epic Brewing taproom, Denver. Pours clear amber brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of chocolate, oats, light spice, vegetables, toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (703) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Almost no head. Spiced, sweet, mild roasted aroma. Sweet malt flavor, with the spices. A little roasted flavor. Subtle aroma and flavor from the pumpkin. Maybe a little astringent.

More "pumpkin beer" than Porter--but pretty good. (Release #13)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (636) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle to glass. Beautiful dark brown/mahogany color with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt sweetness with pumpkin and spices, but not overwhelming. Pumpkin malt sweetness in flavor that lingers in the finish. Solid pumpkin beer for sure.

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