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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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4.2
arminjewell (9664) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Pour is dark brownish with nice off white almost tan head out of 22 oz bottle, release #4, aroma has notes of chocolate, pumpkin, sweet biscuit, nice caramel and toffee notes, some nice cinnamon and clove notes. Taste is a nice mix of caramel and toffee, chocolate and roast, slight pumpkin vegetal notes but really nice sweetness from it goes into a crackery, biscuity finish, dries out fairly well. Delicious stuff!

4.4
onceblind (9664) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Black pour with a thin light tan head. Aroma is like sweet dark cake mix but with a sweet not-too-cloy spiced pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing. Flavor brings out the spices a bit more, like nutmeg an cinnamon, but also some toasty pecan notes and a dark smokey sweetness alongside the pumpkin spice cake and cream cheese notes. Lovely!

3.4
jmgreenuk (9452) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 10, 2016
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Phromh Phong. Poured a murky light brown with a thin broken white head. The aroma is pumpkin, chocolate, yeast. The flavour is light grainy sour witn a dry earthy coffee malt mineral light fruit palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Great on the nose then it all fell apart.

3.4
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
[5673-20130817] Bottle. Toasted pumpkin skins aroma. Clear, dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted gourd grains flavour. Full body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)

3.9
douglas88 (9187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2011
22 ounce bottle from the brewery, batch 5. Pours a very dark black color with a medium tan head. The aroma is rich spices and vanilla. The flavor is a rich chocolate porter, some vanilla, light milkiness, very smooth, loads of spices and certainly pumpkin. Very good, excellent actually. Mostly a rich porter but very strong and distinct pumpkin flavors. Awesome.

3.6
b3shine (8873) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good for the style; a translucent dark brown with foamy beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; pumpkin, vanilla, and related spices. A nice pumpkin pie nose. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.9
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2011
On tap at Papago pouring up dark mahogany body and lasting dark tan head. The modest aroma offers up dark roasted malts, unmistakable pumpkin notes and faint spiciness. The taste is a bit spicy to start with a winter spice like twist and then quickly followed by sweet cherry esters, yeast, dark roasted malts, slightly burnt malts and then ribbons of sweet pumpkin meat amid the spices and dark roasted maltiness. This has a full rich brew flavor where a bit more pumpkin would be interesting although it is pretty nice as is.

3.2
SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2015
had on draft, small glass, at the mad hatters rape room .. brown black .. good foam .. burnt pumpkin pie mostly .. mouth is sticky and thin .. not all that good but better than most epic beers .. . bang average stuff .. . . i get hit in the head a lot, sometimes i even forget how to

3.8
bytemesis (8397) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear rich chestnut with a large creamy tan head that dissipates slowly with great lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, ashtray, allspice, vanilla. Flavor is rich and roasty, cocoa powder, spice is light, not getting much pumpkin per se. A bit of vanilla, some cigarette and coffee. Light sweet, light plus bitter. I really like the fact that the spices do not play a central role here. Makes for a nice enjoyable beer.

3.7
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2014
22oz bottle pours a watery mahogany brown with some thin, white head. Nose is a big punch of spice, cardamom, candied ginger, cinnamon, some vanilla, a little toast. Flavor is the same, if you wanted to spice a porter then this is the way to do it, malt, molasses, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, some deeply caramelized root veg. Lightly sweet, lightly spicy finish. Liked this much more than I thought.


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