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Pumpkin Porter - Epic Brewing Company

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Pumpkin Porter
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very good

37 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bandi on 10-26-2013)
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Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Todd, Nov 13, 2013
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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

32 oz. growler filled last week poured into a 20 oz. shaker.

A - Pours a rich dark copper/brown with deep ruby red highlights. Two-finger head of sudsy, loose, chocolate shake foam that collapses at a moderate pace, leaving a thick ring of large lace around the glass. Surface eventually shows several puffy islands of foamy bubbles surrounded by a fine sheen of lace. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a dark brown with hints of very deep red at the edges. It's almost completely opaque, but clear, with just the slightest amount of light penetrating through the glass.

S - Well-toasted and gently roasted malts. Milk chocolate. Raw, fresh pumpkin - as if carving a Jack O' Lantern - floats into the nose. Ripe, fresh squash. Smells a bit like chocolate chip zucchini bread. Hints of nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. Background of marshmallow seems to envelope the nose, with a sweetness that suggests warmed whole milk for cocoa. As it warms, spices become a bit more prominent.

T - Just like the nose suggests - lightly roasted malts softly feature 50% milk chocolate with a nutmeg garnish. Very subtle notes of raw pumpkin emerge in the back-end. Toasted pumpernickel bread. Herb/woodsy bitters along with a bit of spice such as ginger and clove clean the palette in the finish. As it warms up, notes of vanilla push into the front of the quaff. Toward the end of the growler, the pumpkin/spice really stepped forward. No trace of the ABV until the tummy begins to warm.

M - Leans toward the creamy side, with a fair amount of carbonation. Light-medium body with solid structure. Nicely integrated components. Short, clean, and rather dry finish.

O - An interesting and pretty tasty combination of styles. Nicely balanced, with the chocolate of the porter complementing the spices. This beer strikes me as one to have in a flight of seasonal beers, starting with a couple Marzens, followed by a pumpkin or two, and then followed by this. This would offer a great transition to either a robust porter and imperial stout track or a holiday spice track. The pumpkin gives the beer an earthiness not found in standard robust porters, and it's a pleasant change-of-pace.

BuckeyeSlim, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +5.8%

ste5venla, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

chrishiker1409, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

zonker17, Nov 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

humpty1602, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

buzzy, Nov 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Big_Dave, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Irish12, Nov 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

bundy462, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

GinDC, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

JohnBender, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

BrewtalHonesty, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

smartassboiler, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Climbhigher2
1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

Epic failure. This has an extremely odd after taste, almost medicinal. The majority of the bottle went down the drain.

Climbhigher2, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

1jstafan, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Danmullens1, Nov 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Yesdog, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Shared by the new guy Friday night.
Light pumpkin spice, nice dark beer base. If more pumpkin beers followed this path I might enjoy them more.

johnnnniee, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Redrover
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%

I had the Dc Brau/epic imperial pumpkin porter at the Bayou in SLC.

From a bomber to a pint glass, the beer is a dark brown with a tan head.

It has an inviting nose of pumpkin, dark fruit and roasted malts. There is a lot going on.

The taste is a great mashup of pumpkin spices, roasted malts, dark fruit and baker’s chocolate. I liked the multi facets of the beer.

The mouth is thick and coating.

Wow, just a great beer!

Redrover, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Raziel313
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Raziel313, Jun 08, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -2.6%

jsprain1, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

indianabeerman, Nov 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

waiting4lunch, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Bandi
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Bandi, Oct 26, 2013
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Pumpkin Porter from Epic Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.