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Fermentation Without Representation - Epic Brewing Company

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86
very good

357 Ratings
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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 20
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 spices 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 darkchocolate dryness. This beer is a great introduction for curious drinkers and a special holiday treat for fans of the style.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 11-06-2011)
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Benish

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11%

Batch # 18. Poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: nice creamy tan head presented which dissipated very slowly. Color was like any typical porter - brownish black.

Smell: Instantly picked up some pumpkin pie spices. Can also smell subtle pie crust and brown sugar and coffee. Smell is outstanding. Can't get enough of it.

Taste: not overly spiced like most pumpkin ales. Very mild pumpkin flavor. The flavor of the porter dominates with the pumpkin notes on the side. The porter itself is outstanding with its malty mellow sweetness. Also notes of coffee at the finish.

Mouthfeel: smooth and creamy

Overall: outstanding. It's not an overkill like other pumpkin beers are. It is well executed in a porter. The smell was truly outstanding.

09-01-2014 04:30:22 | More by Benish
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Zorro

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Dark brown nearly black colored beer with a medium sized light brown colored head.

Smells mild with a strong caramel scent. Spice is mild with s stronger chocolate scent.

Starts sweet with a lots of chocolate and a mild bitterness. Very mild pumpkin pie spices other than that this is basically a Porter. Spice gets stronger as it warms.

Overall this is a pumpkin spice porter.

08-31-2014 23:15:38 | More by Zorro
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured a almost black body with minimal head and no lace.
Aroma is dominated by pumpkin and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and just hints of sweet and roasted malts.
I like pumpkin beers so I enjoyed this beer but calling it a pumpkin porter is a stretch in my opinion.
Medium-bodied and pretty much dominated by pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavors, the roasted and chocolate malts in this beer at barely noticeable at their best.
Not really a complaint or criticism, I just feel that this a pumpkin beer with subtle porter qualities rather than a porter with pumpkin added to it.
Finishes easy and I enjoyed this beer.

08-31-2014 14:25:42 | More by clayrock81
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-30-2014 14:46:00 | More by Zekenyce
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challenja

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

22oz bottle served into a Boulevard tulip glass

A: Black cafe body with no light permeability, mellow off orange white 2 finger head.

S: Pumpkin pie, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla bean.

T: Dominican medium roast coffee, alcohol estringent, vanilla bean, pumpkin gourd, allspice, hop bitters and nutmeg.

M: Medium to full body, smooth velvet, with no burnt characteristics.

O: This is a very well made porter/ pumpkin ale hybrid. Not as smoky as a great porters go, not as overpowering and robust as most great pumpkin ales go, but a damn solid hybrid beer made by two great beer companies that I will introduce friends to.

08-29-2014 21:54:57 | More by challenja
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1Sundown2C

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-29-2014 01:48:05 | More by 1Sundown2C
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Lelampp

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-28-2014 22:48:56 | More by Lelampp
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Hoganlaw

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-24-2014 20:49:23 | More by Hoganlaw
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darthvohn

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Glass Used: snifter

Appearance: Poured dark brown, which looks opaque at first but once you hold it up to the light you see hues of deep garnet around the edges and bottom of the glass. The head foamed to a quarter inch and subsides slowly, leaving patches of residue floating on top.

Smell: Roasty, Chocolatety with vanilla & caramel notes followed by the stronger pumpkin pie spices. A wiff of booze lingers at the end.

Taste: Roast & Chocolate rolls first, then comes the vanilla, allspice, nutmeg and hints of cinnamon. The gourd flavors and creaminess are present before the low bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light, on the thinner side with decent carbonation. Somewhat dry finish.

Overall: I really enjoyed this as for me it was a porter first, with support from the pumpkin and pie flavors. If you're looking for a pumpkin beer that isn't overly sweet, or heavy this is for you.

08-23-2014 05:57:58 | More by darthvohn
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pwogle

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-23-2014 04:35:07 | More by pwogle
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-21-2014 14:02:35 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Tiernan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-21-2014 06:17:35 | More by Tiernan
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Jdotswizz

Texas

3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

08-20-2014 14:34:20 | More by Jdotswizz
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Rhettbuck

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Got this at my local liquor store in the Fall of 2013, drank it recently in the late Summer of 2014. So keep in mind that my bottle was aged.

Appearance: Dark like a stout, but the head is foamy and takes a couple of minutes to dissipate. Good lacing around the glass

Taste:Sweet, not overwhelming pumpkin flavor. A lingering carmel note after finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, and clean.

Smell: Vanilla and carmel notes, really a great smelling beer.

I would absolutely buy this again. IN FACT I WILL

08-15-2014 01:56:33 | More by Rhettbuck
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The_Event_Horizon


4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

08-13-2014 19:41:32 | More by The_Event_Horizon
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Links41

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-12-2014 19:12:45 | More by Links41
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-11-2014 23:37:42 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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kmanjohnson

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-03-2014 19:00:14 | More by kmanjohnson
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JoelClark

Idaho

3/5  rDev -21.7%

08-03-2014 17:52:54 | More by JoelClark
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Phelps

Arizona

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%

Bottle into a wine glass.

Thick, heavy black, a midnight cloak. Head is well-formed and very retentive, a good inch and a half tall and khaki in color. It hangs out for several minutes and paints the glass in full, thick sheets.

Sweet roasted pumpkin and milk chocolate lead the nose. A splash of nutmeg and clove, a little caramel, some toasted biscuits. Toasty, malty nose.

Fresher pumpkin in the flavor, brighter. More clove, lots of alcohol. Cinnamon and allspice ring through upon the swallow. Interestingly, not much from the malts. Maybe a dash of cocoa. Lingering burnt roast.

Velvety, medium body, silky. Spices seem to provide more bitterness than hops. Some peppery alcohol heat. Silky smooth. Very mild, tingly carbonation.

Not outstanding, but very smooth. Goes down easily for its strength, which is substantial. It's all about smoothness with this one. Flavors are well blended, body is gentle.

07-29-2014 05:48:39 | More by Phelps
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-20-2014 20:03:14 | More by Howlader
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

06-27-2014 19:04:11 | More by sammyg832
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-17-2014 23:19:59 | More by DaftPatrick
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-16-2014 14:23:17 | More by ncstateplaya
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-08-2014 23:45:56 | More by appetiteforparis
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Fermentation Without Representation from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.