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Fermentation Without Representation - Epic Brewing Company

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424 Ratings
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 21
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
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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Photo of darthvohn
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

darthvohn, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of pwogle
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

pwogle, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

MikeCactusGordon, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Tiernan, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Jdotswizz
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

Jdotswizz, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Rhettbuck
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Rhettbuck, Aug 15, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

The_Event_Horizon, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Links41, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of jerefreakinmiah
4/5  rDev +4.2%

jerefreakinmiah, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of kmanjohnson
4/5  rDev +4.2%

kmanjohnson, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of JoelClark
3/5  rDev -21.9%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Phelps
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Phelps, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Howlader
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

DaftPatrick, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

ncstateplaya, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of appetiteforparis
4/5  rDev +4.2%

appetiteforparis, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

buddha5050, Jun 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

KevMo84, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
Photo of fgmiele
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Release #13...slc#1169. Pours dark deep mahogany with some ruby tones when held up to the light with a nice white foamy head. Smell is pumpkin pie spice, malt, chocolate. Taste is bitter and sour, sweet pumpkin pie flavor followed up by a sourness that leaves a lingering allspice/cocoa flavor on the back of the palate. Mouthfeel is bubbly and thin, unlike a true porter in my eyes. Not as thick as a stout should feel. Overall.. Combined with aroma and flavor this type of beer is ideal for me, just wish the sweetness of the aroma permeated through the taste into something creamier and bitier. The sourness of the after taste, and almost acridness takes away from what the aroma promises, but overall decent.

fgmiele, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

tommyguz, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

erialbill, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

blindpiggie, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

JKV96, Apr 07, 2014
Fermentation Without Representation from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.