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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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4.2
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
22 oz. Bottle. Nutmeg, chocolate, and butternut squash on the nose. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Some nice lacing. Great balance with a mix of chocolate, coffee, pumpkin, hops, roasted barley, and nutmeg. Great football watching beer!

4.2
mysticbrew (121) - - OCT 4, 2014
From a bottle in a tulip. Dark chocolate pour with non-persistent creamy tar colored head. Head lacing hangs to the finish of the glass. The rich flavor of coffee, chocolate and toasted malt. Subtle flavor of pumpkin and nutmeg as the beer warms and the fizz dissipates. There is a creamy silky mouthfeel with a bit of a smokey & spicy finish. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2014
A roasty, slightly spicy aroma. Smooth and roasty in the mouth with some cinnamon and vanilla, a touch of pumpkin flesh flavor and sweetness. This is like a wonderful pumpkin version of Anchor’s Our Special Ale.

4.2
chucklemation (1762) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin, long-lasting off-white head. Aroma is toast/nut, chocolate, pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice. Flavor is roast, toast, chocolate, pumpkin, and nutmeg, among other spices. Has a dry, slightly bitter finish. I really enjoyed this. Every sip yields some new flavor and aroma.

4.2
J_man (1022) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Chocolate and roasted grain on the nose with a beautiful crystal clear ruby/amber colored body and a tan head. Delicious dark and milk chocolate pour over the tongue followed by a nice alcohol perkiness that keeps things from getting too sweet or thick. The body is full and slightly creamy, but thins out later on which is nicely to style for a porter. Dry graininess shows up with a bit of bitterness and some vanilla notes. I didn’t really get any pumpkin in the flavor, this struck me as a straight on strong porter. Finishes up with a dark coffee aftertaste and more dark chocolate. Although I was hoping for more pumpkin flavor, this is one tasty beer.

4.1
Travlr (26069) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Draft. Listed as the Epic version. Nearly black, large thick brown head. Aroma of gourd and coffee grounds, not much spice. Taste is fruit, coffee, chocolate, prunes, dates. Medium body. Very nice.

4.1
notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Thanks to Armin for sharing - dark ruby pour - aroma of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), vanilla, rum, light pumpkin flesh, bittersweet chocolate - full to medium body - nicely dry and roasty, with a fair amount of cocoa - light amount of cinnamon - a bit or earthy pumpkin on the tail end - a fair amount of black malt bitterness - lingering coffee and roast - a very nice brew.

4.1
strap (963) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2012
pours dark with a small offwhite head. aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla and a few other spices. pumpkin flavor isn’t overpowering with a hint of vanilla and roasted malts. overall a solid seaonal brew.

4.1
ben4321 (6735) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 5/25/12

Aroma: It has a nose of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla.
Appearance: This one pours a brownish color with a small head and some drippy lacing.
Flavor: It starts off with some sweetness from the chocolate, caramel, and vanilla, which works nicely alongside the pumpkin spice. Eventually the sweetness and spice is rounded out nicely by a roasted finish.
Palate: The body medium, it is fairly creamy, with a smooth, flowing mouthfeel, and a soft carbonation.
Overall Impression: I thought this one was quite good (and also felt fairly unique). There was quite a bit going on, but it all worked well together, and it didn’t really feel at all muddled to me. The flavors all really just worked well together. This turned out to be quite a nice collaboration.

4.1
nuplastikk (6452) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2012
22oz bomber. Deep brown-black body, big beige head holds steady. This is definitely one of my favorite pumpkin beers, though it has more of a chocolate character truthfully. Delightfully mellow and fluffy on the palate, no harsh alcohol tones to speak of. Caramel chocolate covered pumpkin, with some nice spices to balance it out. Really sublime and excellent.


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