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RATINGS: 341   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5693) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 5/25/12

Aroma: It has a nose of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla.
Appearance: This one pours a brownish color with a small head and some drippy lacing.
Flavor: It starts off with some sweetness from the chocolate, caramel, and vanilla, which works nicely alongside the pumpkin spice. Eventually the sweetness and spice is rounded out nicely by a roasted finish.
Palate: The body medium, it is fairly creamy, with a smooth, flowing mouthfeel, and a soft carbonation.
Overall Impression: I thought this one was quite good (and also felt fairly unique). There was quite a bit going on, but it all worked well together, and it didn’t really feel at all muddled to me. The flavors all really just worked well together. This turned out to be quite a nice collaboration.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2012
22oz bomber. Deep brown-black body, big beige head holds steady. This is definitely one of my favorite pumpkin beers, though it has more of a chocolate character truthfully. Delightfully mellow and fluffy on the palate, no harsh alcohol tones to speak of. Caramel chocolate covered pumpkin, with some nice spices to balance it out. Really sublime and excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1648) - 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 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Quite good but nut spectacular. Very nice pumpkin spice aroma. Good porter base, and good pumpkin taste. But maybe just a hair too dry and roasty. If they dialed in a bit of malty sweetness this would be a home run. That said, very enjoyable! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Roonai (305) - - SEP 29, 2013
bottle shared by deyholla. i love a pumpkin porter and the time is finally here! kicking of the the season w this one- and im not mad about it! pours black with yellow cream head that dissipates. nose is that sweet spiced pumpkin that i love! taste is dryer but with a nuttiness and creamy mouthfeel. rich with spices but not cloyingly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
theothermatt (286) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2013
On tap at Epic - Denver. Pours pitch black. Slight lacing. Sweet pumpkin aroma, malt bitterness, and spice. Very malty forward then moving into spicy pumpkin. Not too much to overwhelm the rest of the beer. Very well balanced and really great Pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Coffee, chocolate, roasted pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, brown sugar. Very good pumpkin beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (5214) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Draft pour. Darker brown with lots of beige head. Roast, spice, nuts. Bigger bodied with a sticky mouthfeel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (852) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (318) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bomber release #19....8.4 % ABV. Nice aromas of coffee, milk chocolate, light nutmeg, light pumpkin and molasses. Nice mouthfeel and balance between bitter, roast and sweet. Lingering finish melds with some vanilla notes.

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