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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
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Thanks to whomever brought this beer to the Orange County Beer Society tasting. this dark brown pour had flavors of roasted pumpkin & spices and was nice

3.2
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Dark brown pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Smells like chocolate pumpkin pie. Taste is malty with some chalky spice-ness. Decent.

4.3
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring for almost a year. Opaque, brown-black with a khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of pumpkin fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, allspice and mild nutmeg. Taste of milk chocolate, toffee, vanilla, sweet roasted malt, pumpkin fruit, light molasses and a modicum of pumpkin pie spices. Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization. The fruit and chocolate malt come through strong and work very well together. The spices you'd expect in a pumpkin ale are quite subdued--perhaps as a result of the aging and perhaps for the better. The is a delicious ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
rougeau13 (2958) - 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
jmagnus87 (2912) - 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
Gription79 (2887) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2011
22 oz bomber
As pumpkin beers go this is not bad. It was loaded with spices, there was also some vanilla, chocolate, earthy notes. I would have enjoyed this beer more if the spices were restrained a little, but overall a good beer.

3.6
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2013
pours dark amber with moderate cinnamon and nutmeg. solid body holds up the spicing with pumpkin midway, moderate sweetness with roasted malt undertones.

3.5
DCLawyer (2839) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bomber->stem. Deep brown with thick tan head. A: chocolate malt, spices, bread, hint of pumpkin. T: chocolate, coffee, spices, melon rind. Bittersweet. Interesting.

4.2
MrBunn (2812) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bomber that helped me through my (almost) Solistice Brew Day. Pours a dark and dreary brown... fitting for the shortest day of the year. Aromas are sweet with chocolate, pie spices and dark brown sugar. Flavor is a mix of the above with a distinct vegetable pumpkininess to it all... not sure if it’s suggestion from the spices or if it’s there, but this is mighty fine stuff.

4
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Pumpkin pie spicing, cocoa, and some vanilla and roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a bit of sweetness, but no too much.


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