RATINGS: 360   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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3.8
dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2011
(22oz bottle from Papago). Pours a dark brown/cola color with chunky tan head. Nice lacing left behind. Aroma is earthy pumpkin, vanilla, spice and chocolate. Taste is sweet with some roast hitting the back of the mouth. Full bodied with a creamy texture/mouthfeel. Some bitterness and spice on the finish. Full flavored pumpkin porter here. This is a good winter warmer.

3.8
jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Location/Date:Poured on December 16th, 2011. Split with BR.

Appearance:Pours a dark brown.
Aroma: Aroma is malty and pumpkiny, quite nice.
Taste: Taste really leans towards a nice porter with some sweetness from the pumpkin.
Palate:Medium body, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: A really nice differentiation of a pumpkin beer, being a porter. I enjoyed this.

3.8
Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Ruby black with a dense tan head of about a cm. Aroma is earthy with peanut butter, nutmeg, and other spices in the aroma. Taste is a letdown from the aroma, but still good, with more pumpkin character, and vegetal astringency that I have come to expect in pumpkin beers. $6/22oz

3.8
JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle purchased at Whole Foods Sawmill. Darkest brown to black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, chocolate, roast and wood. Flavor starts spicy with cinnamon and ginger, then moves to a slight booziness before a roasted malt finish.

3.8
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bomber. Poured medium brown with a short, well-retained tan head. The aroma picked up competing, yet complementary vanilla, pumpkin, and chocolate notes with accents of nutmeg and cinnamon.. warmth brought out licorice to supplant some of the chocolate.. really nice! The flavor found tangy, well-roasted black malts and dark chocolate at the core, with vanilla taking over from there.. pumpkin meat and nutmeg accented well.. finished dry and very roasty along with more vanilla.. could’ve been an "8", but the malt lost some definition as the drink progressed. Medium-bodied, dry, and very roasty as mentioned on the palate.. the vanilla gave a savory component, and wasn’t really sweet.. overall this worked well, and is something I’d gladly drink again.

3.8
Lowe1983 (1657) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, slight roasted malts, and just a hint of pumpkin. More pumpkin and nutmeg coming out on the flavor of this beer. Finishes with some chocolate and roasted malts on the finish. Pleasantly surprised.

3.8
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Pours a murky redish brown with a finger of light brown head. Minimal lacing/beading. Very malty on the nose - definite nutmeg, pumpkin, squash, some cinnamon, caramel, quite a bit going on here. Tasty stuff. Usually this style is restricted to the autumn months and it is refreshing to get this robust profile in early May. Full bodied, obvious spice, yet approachable. Some bright fruits linger on the afertaste. Overall, this is a style that, honestly, I wish had a year round presence. I can see why people confine it too a certain season though as it definitely fits the bill.

3.8
alexsdad06 (11238) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown in color with a large creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor make a lot of sense after reading the description. Roasted malts and chocolate from the base porter. Fleshy pumpkin with the requisite spices found in a pumpkin beer. These are married without one dominating the other. Some vanilla works in with a smooth mouth feel. Pretty nice.

3.8
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2012
22oz bottle, shared by Jay. Release #3, 7.5% ABV. Very interesting squashy pumpkin aroma, some chocolate, toasty malts. Nice, tasty flavor, with a good toasty light chocolatey light roasty pumpkin aftertaste. Vanilla note works well. Roasty bitter taste. Smooth, lighter carbonation, dry texture, lighter body. Great on the palate, and the gourdy squash flavor lasts long in the aftertaste, good to savor. Clear but dark brown color, good thin tan head leaves good lace. Awesome, I love a good pumpkin porter. A lot more interesting than the typical lighter-colored over-spiced imperial pumpkin ale.

3.8
Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
29 sept 2012, bottle. Dark ruby, clear. Nose really reminds me of clove cigarettes, and burnt pie crust and slight pumpkin pie, and cloves. Thin/med body and slightly fizzy. Really tastes like clove cigarettes, burnt toast, slight pumpkin, orange zest. Nice and unique.


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