DC Brau / Epic Fermentation Without Representation

RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Collaboration with Epic Brewing in Salt Lake City, Utah. This version was brewed at DC Brau. The version brewed at Epic Brewing is a different entry. If you had a bottled version, it is the Epic Brewing version and NOT this beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (6147) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Tap at Birreria Paradiso. Reddish black body, steady beige head. a really balanced pumpkin porter, very drinkable. Not so forward in the pumpkin, lots of chocolate. Mellow bitter coffee notes complement the pumpkin. Really well executed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Tap at P St Whole Foods. Pours full haze deep maroon. Medium creamy beige head. Nose is pumpkin spice, lemon, nutmeg, sharp tea flavors, green olives. Taste is soapy, bitter, minerally, some freezer vegetables, candy corn. Palate is soapy, tangy. A bit odd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Serving: Draft at Fireworks Leesburg. Cloudy brown pour with a thin tan head. The nose is pumpkin, light molasses, earth and a good bit of roasted malt. The flavor seems to emphasize the gourd up front with dark caramel, light molasses and finishes with a slight earthy bitterness. Medium bodied. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1635) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Growler straight from the brewery. A murky deep mahogany pour with a smallish creamy mocha head. A lovely autumnal aroma. Nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, pumpkin pie, coffee, cola, and caramel maltiness dominate. Medium-bodied and pretty smooth on the way down. Very light caramel upfront in the taste. Some bitter dark chocolate and cocoa powder follows. Cola in the middle. Finishes with some roasty black coffee bitterness. A tad dry. A faint smokiness, some raw squash, and lots of pumpkin pie spice throughout. Tasty stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7907) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. 99.9% certain this is the DC Brau version. Poured a near-pitch black color with a off-white (tan/medium-brown) head. Aroma was creamy sweet notes - Id say a tad latic, with notes of squash/pumpkin. Roasted malts, creamy bitter-sweet chocolates.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Very small tan head into a black beer with ruby tinges. Smell is very nice, buttered pumpkin, cinnamon/spice cake, vanilla. Slight booziness. Taste is lots of woodiness and vanilla. Burnt wood reminds me of coffee. Much drier than smell, and a little booze on the tongue. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (13538) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of pumpkin, smoke and faint spicy notes. The taste is smoke, nuts, roasted malts, pumpkin and a sweet finish. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Draft. Dark brown with a decent tan head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of light roast, vanilla, pumpkin spice, medicinal notes. Taste is somewhat sweet, pumpkin spice, milk chocolate. Palate is light/medium body, low carbonation, slick texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Draft at Churchkey; both versions were available. Extremely dark brown pour with a small tan head. Nose and flavor hold decent creamy lactic sweetness and roasted malt, but also an astringent acidic ethanol presence and not much pumpkin. Bummer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (14124) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Draft. Clear dark brown body, medium tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla extract, some allspice, roast, milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some vanilla, light allspice. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

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