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RATINGS: 358   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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3.7
jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with a half finger tanish head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with pumpkin pie spices and dark fruit. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Follows aroma. Mostly milk chocolate with hints of coffee in the finish. Something odd in there also, possibly roasted pumpkin. Pretty good.

3.7
madvike (3301) - 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.

3.6
italianjohn (3254) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Epic imperial pumpkin porter 8.3% abv ... Deep brown/black pour with a nice ruby hue, off white head and sticky striped lacing .... aroma of vanilla, pumpkin spices, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and some earthy pumpkin .... taste is of vanilla, spices, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and earthy pumpkin .... aroma is better than the taste which is kind of subtle .... mouthfeel is a little slick ... body is thin .... sessionable and decent.. abv is hidden well

3.1
rougeau13 (3188) - Richmond, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, roast, and chocolate milk. Taste is vegetal, roasty and lightly spiced with a little shellfish. Medium bodied and a little dry.

3.7
mjg74 (3182) - La Mesa, California, 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.

3
unclemike (3163) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
slightly cloudy orange with some floaters under a small white head. heavily spiced(cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) pumpkin aroma. flavors are the same. light bodied. flavors are less potent than the nice aroma.

3.7
keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Release #7, not dated though. Pours dark brown with a small white head that quickly diminishes leaving a cap that laces nicely. Very porter like in aroma and flavor with the underlying pumpkin that just makes it’s presence known, not overpowering. This is not a pumpkin pie type brew, this gives full representation of the vegetable. Well done.

3.6
BOLTZ7555 (3127) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2011 Dark mahogany pour with tangerine edges and razor thin latte head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, and nutmeg. Nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee, pumpkin, and chocolate visit the palate. Nice seasonal that elicits the flavors of fall. Medium mouthfeel...interesting and enjoyable.

1.8
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.

3.3
jeremytoni (3083) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2012
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Sweet toasted malty flavor with a light spicy finish.


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