Fermentation Without Representation - Epic Brewing Co.
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Reviews by fo5s:
District of Columbia
3.13/5 rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
22oz bottle served into portsmouth tulip. Split with Chris during the Patriots / Chiefs game. Release #1 clearly printed on the bottle - per the website brewed 10/2/11, bottled 10/17/11.
A- pours a very deep brown, with a small, light brown head. Minimal lacing.
S- smells of dry pumpkin over a hefty porter base. Hint of chocolate.
T- malt forward with a solid backbone of smooth pumpkin. Finish is bakers chocolate. I'm struggling to pick up the 5 spices supposedly in the recipe. Lacks the roasty malts I'd look for in a porter.
M- body is very thin for an imperial porter...seems closer to a big scotch.
O- overall a decent brew, but didn't meet my expectation for an imperial pumpkin porter. I was hoping for more body and more spices.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2011 02:32:19 | More by fo5s
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3.79/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Presentation: Very classy label with really nice colors an a very attractive layout. Label states “Collaboration with DC Brau”, “Exceptional Series”, “Release #9”, give a bit of brewery info, ABV info, and web info.
Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 22oz brown bomber into a 20oz imperial pint led to a 3 finger tightly packed tan head atop a deep dark brown if not black beer. Head retention was a phenomenal 5min 14sec with no signs of dissipating fully. Head faded to a thick rocky cap and ring with phenomenal lacing.
Smell/Aroma: Smells of deep toasted chocolate and coffee malts with hints of vanilla, very light pumpkin and just barely any spices.
Flavor/Taste: Tastes of fresh pumpkin and a slight bit of nutmeg and cinnamon on the front end with the pumpkin a bit more subdued than I expected. Mid point has a vanilla sweetness with a nice toasted chocolate maltiness detectable. Back end is dominated by a deep roast coffee malt flavor with a slight hint of pumpkin and a roasty aftertaste.
MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable and tasty.
Overall/Comments: I was expecting a bit more out of this offering but I will say that it was still a pretty good overall beer that was very drinkable. I would have like to see a bit more prominent pumpkin flavor. Classified as a Pumpkin Ale @ 8% ABV. Consumed 10/27/2013.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 05:39:15 | More by thegodfather1076
Fermentation Without Representation from Epic Brewing Co.
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