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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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4.5
Braudog (6835) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bottle. This beer emerges with a great pour that builds anticipation ... beautifully reddish-black, with a frothy, gluey head of tan foam. The initial whiff is equally enticing ... rich and as sweet as the most decadent, gourmet desserts. This drinks with an exceptionally smooth mouthfeel, silky, but well-bodied. It’s an interesting drink -- the pumpkin is well subdued, adding an earthy aspect to otherwise chocolate-rich brew. Superb! (#4413, 12/19/2011)

4.5
mwillums (12) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
22 oz. One of the better pumpkin beers I’ve had. Nice balance between a classic porter with the spices and pumpkin flavor.

4.5
ph03nix42 (20) - MCKINNEY, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle - Pours a dark rich brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma is wonderful fall scents; malty, warm, spices. Flavors are fantastic; pumpkin, chocolate, spice. Aftertaste is smooth and very drinkable.

4.4
Thanimal (29) - Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Great Dark pour. Pumpkin is there but not overdone.it has an incredible finish....big time oak hInts

4.4
smag4life (36) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle from release #1. This is one dark porter. Very small ruby highlights, but otherwise dark as night. Thick, rockyish, light tan head. Smells just like pumpkin pie except with some chocolate notes underneath. So in other words, amazing! Pretty sweet up front with vanilla and pumpkin pie flavors. Cinnamon is definitely present and finishes with a soft chocolate bitterness. One of the best porters to ever grace my palate. I will now definitely try other Epic brews.

4.4
beersak (93) - akron, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Black with a tan creamy head. Not much aroma but taste is smooth. Excellent flavors such as vanilla and a slight pumpkin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
onceblind (10563) - 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!

4.4
zoucrew102 (2104) - - AUG 28, 2014
Bomber, release #19. Lovely, roasted and chocolate malt aroma with notes of pumpkin, vanilla and pumpkin pie spices. Pours black with a decent light brown head with good retention and lacing. Starts with a velvety smooth rich mouthfeel with rich chocolate and roasted malt flavors and a hint of vanilla. Finishes extremely smooth with the pumpkin and the spices coming through nicely. Excellent pumpkin beer!

4.3
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle at Papago. Dark brown. Big beige head. Chocolathe, pumpkin, spice, brown sugar, toasted nuts in the nose. Creamy body. Light roast, pumpkin, cocoa, light bitter finish.

4.3
PhillyCraft (7923) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle with Keith, Simon, and Kev. Pours a dark purple color with medium head. Aromas of pumpkin, chocolate, pumpkin guts, squash, vanilla beans. Taste is a rich chocolate pumpkin soaked experience with gingerbread, pumpernickel, cloves, cinnamon. Awesome pumpkin porter, if it was aged in bourbon barrels, it would be a homerun. Next year?


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