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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (7680) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2011
22oz Bottle Release #1 Imp pumpkin porter. Pours out a dark brown topped with a big tan head quickly going to a tan ring. Aroma of roast, light spice, nutmeg, card, and some pumpkin pie notes. Taste is more of the roast with a nice pumpkin pie spice at the end.


2.8
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2017
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with an off white head. I like my pumpkin beers less spice and more pumpkin - this was not that. Some chocolate and vanilla, but the spices...

3.9
DuffMan (10433) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle. Very dark brown, amber highlights, average beige head. Spicy chocolate, vanilla cookie, hints of pumpkin. Very well balanced with a nice proportion of flavours, not too much of any one thing. Surprising!

3.4
Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, chocolate, nutmeg and vanilla, Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, pumpkin and light coffee.

3.9
SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle: Poured a brown with bubble tan. Aroma is malty and pumpkin spice. Taste is a pumpkin and spice with strong malts.

3.5
SG111 (1821) - New York, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is chocolate malt and some pumpkin spice. Flavor is mostly chocolate, with a slightly pumpkin-y presence. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, some cinnamon, mild pumpkin spice, but not much in the pumpkin department. Coffee finish is nice.

3.6
reebtogi (6267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2016
650ml bottle pours a deep amber brown color with a finger and a half of light beige head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is pumpkin, chocolate, roasted grains and a range of pumpkin pie spices. Taste is a chocolate malty and pumpkin sweetness with a light roasted grain bitterness and the pumpkin pie spices. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a very tasty pumpkin ale, could be one of the best I have ever tried. Recommended.

3.7
Imaena (2322) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle. One of the best pumpkin brews I have ever tried. Really well done. Perfect balance of roasting and spices.

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.

4
GarrettB (1599) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2016
September 15th, 2014 - Apparently this brew was so good that I couldn’t even be bothered to take a photograph of it between greedy bouts of frenzied quaffing. But my notes tell part of the story, describing a heavily malted nose, layered with chocolate and chocolate mousse, and dotted with raspberries covered in chocolate. The aroma is smooth, milky and enticing. Sugary sweet, the flavor opens up, feigns modesty at first, and then kicks in some pumpkin flavors in the mid-taste. The aftertaste, though, is the real kernel of brilliance, with some black pepper and sweet potato, and ending with a dry kick, including canned pumpkin and a small sachet of herbs.

3.7
tmoreau (4365) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Shared bomber poured to snifters showing a black/brown hue, with light ruby highlighting at the stem, off white/ light tan head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was roasted, coffee & cocoa, spice & vanilla, some malt sweetness, pumpkin patch earthiness, a good deal of vegetable & greenery. Medium bodied, with soft carbonation, the taste added a roasted & earthy bitterness, a bit of booze, and finished dry. Decent seasonal brew.


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