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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle: Pours a clear brown dark with a medium tan head. The nose is chocolate with some nutmeg or allspice. The taste shows some pumpkin with nice maltiness. The mouthfeel is well balanced with a nice medium mouthfeel. This is a nicely balanced beer

3.3
jonno (2761) - JAPAN - NOV 8, 2012
This had a body that really undid all the good flavour work. Big bold chocolate, vanilla, wood and pumpkin nose. Similar flavours, but the mouthfeel is weak, oily and baseless.

3.3
KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2012
Bomber. Nose of pumpkin pie, spices: cinnamon and nutmeg, plus pumpkin, caramel. Flavors pretty much the same, very much like pumpkin pie with chocolate and caramel. Nice, a bit over the top. And not what I would do.

3.6
maekchu (3911) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2012
Bomber. Thanks to Albert of AQ. Good coffee nose, with pumpkin and spice. Very spicy initial flavor; mid palate has chocolate; finish lets the chocolate develop more. Thin-medium body. I hate pumpkin pie, but I like this.

4.1
nuplastikk (6289) - 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.

3.3
Darwenus (1136) - Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Pours brown with rust/orange highlights and a medium head that leaves a little lacing. The aroma is where the pumpkin comes through, and only mildly. The taste is vanilla, coffee, kind of a slight Dr. Pepper kind of thing going on, and a little bit of bite at the end. It isn’t a bad beer, but I won’t have it again.

3.8
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Pours dark brown with ruby highlights and a small tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon. Taste of cocoa powder, more cinnamon and pumpkin, nutmeg, roasted malt, hints of molasses and cola. Finishes pretty dry. The squash flavor is subtle, and this beer is really dominated by the roasty dark chocolate and spice notes. Well done.

3.7
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Poured into pint glass, forms one finger of light tan head than dissipates after several minutes. Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and roasted malts. Taste is sweet. A pleasant combination of spice and pumpkin upfront. Transitions to flavors of toasted malt and chocolate. Moderate body and carbonation give it a pleasant mouthfeel, smooth finish. Does a good job of masking the alcohol. Overall, a drinkable and delicious pumpkin porter.

3.8
MikeJslc (778) - USA - OCT 27, 2012
Very deep copper, light brown, clear, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bready Munichy-like malt, toffee, spices and pumpkin. Flavor is similar with spices more dominant. Medium-full body. Nice Halloween beer. This rating done on year-old bottle (release No. 5). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep brown without much head, just a slight tan halo. Leaves moderate lacing. Taste is pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Taste is marshmallows and fresh pumpkin. Not nearly the spice bomb the aroma would suggest, which is a great thing for me! Really love this beer.


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