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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, youre 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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (3395) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
22oz bomber shared by JohnGonk. Pours a dark brown/almost black color with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of pumpkin pie filling, roasted malt, sweet caramel, and light floral hop notes. Taste is of old chocolate bars, roasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and hints of ash.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
22oz bottle purchased while in Minnesota. Monicas choice... Pours a cola like consistency, less intense at the edges with more reddish brown hues, and topped with a thin to medium khaki head that eventually settles down to a thin film... Aroma of pumpkin, molasses, and roasted chocolate malt. Pretty solid actually... Smooth consistent flavors with semi-sweet pumpkin, molasses, nutmeg, as well as the expected porter flavors. Body is a touch softer/lighter but overall holds up well. Carbonation is fairly sprite and lively. Flavors are well formulated and on par if not better than anticipated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3359) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, chocolate, nutmeg and vanilla, Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, pumpkin and light coffee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (3315) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Pours a light brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, malt, pumpkin and spice. Taste is malty, vanilla, pumpkin and spice. Average pumpkin beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3230) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle - Release #21 - Black pour with a huge foamy light tan head. Nose is cocoa, medium-dark roast, pumpkin meat, whipped cream, and a bit of pumpkin pie spice. Taste is a chocolate-vanilla bomb, with medium roast malt, a touch of pumpkin, and a bitter roasty finish. Not a ton of pumpkin in the taste. Thinnish with medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (3226) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
22 oz bottle. The pour is a dark ruby brown, see through, with a thicker lift khaki head and a lot of clingy lace. The aroma is not what I was expecting. No real spice or pumpkin and a thin chocolate. There is a little cinnamon on the back end, but it's definitely thin. The flavor is the same. There is a bit more of a vegetable quality to it, but the dominant flavors are not present. Light chocolate and some vague spice, but the pumpkin really isn't what I was expecting. The mouth feel is thin and slick without much carbonation. The aftertaste is lightly chocolatey, and fully disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3218) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle from spirits crossroads. Pours out dark brown/ almost blck with a small tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, some pumpkin spices, vanilla and light roast. Taste is complex and well balanced, roasted pumpkin, spices, chocolate, light coffee. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (3149) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2014
22 Oz. Dark brown small white head. Pumpkin spice malt aroma. Similar taste with some chocolate. Rather good.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Bottle: Almost black with an ominous, deep ruby tone all around. Light tan head fades to a collar in moments. Aroma is light ginger, cinnamon, & clove, a mild pumpkin smell with some faint vanilla and a touch of wet cardboard, almost like oxidation? Taste is sweet, maybe a little too sweet. Some deep, dark prune & grape sweetness with a light bit of cocoa malt & pumpkin spice. Mild roast, finishing vanilla sweetness, & a slight touch of musty cardboard again. Hoped for a thicker mouth feel. Not the best.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (3102) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Dark and roasty and vegetal and spicy. Pretty good balance and not overly sweet.


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