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Fermentation Without Representation - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

473 Ratings
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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 20
Gots: 54 | 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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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Pours a dark and toasty blackish brown color with an off white head. The aroma is very roasted with some pumpkin and spice notes also coming forth. Upfront in the flavor there is plenty of roasted character followed up by the pumpkin pie taste and mocha even. Just a bit of spices mainly just pumpkin and roasted malt here but they definitely work well together. Full bodied well carbonated ale. The Pumpkin Stout is becoming a big trend in seasonal beer here in the states. With these flavor combinations, it can easily be understood why.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

epic and dc brau definitely bring the flavors in this beer, definitely roasted flavors with a warm finish

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4/5  rDev +5%

A-Black in the glass with a one finger off white head and nice carbonation.

S-Chocolate, roasted malt, pumpkin, some cinnamon a tad bit of coffee.

T-More porter than pumpkin. Chocolate and roasted mat. Earthy spices and pumpkin flavor.

M-Lighter, tad watery but nice carbonation.

O-A good pumpkin beer, wish it leaned more pumpkin than porter.

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4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bomber > 2x IPA Glass
Batch # 15 / 8.4% ABV

A - Dark rich brown black coffee color with two fingers of a nice light tan head, medium lacing.
S - Some really awesome dark chocolate roasts, fresh coffee, vanilla, pie crust, pumkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, rich toffee, toasted nuts.
T - Pumpkin doesnt really come through as much as you'd want, and thats the only reason I'm not giving it higher than a 4. Up front is the dark chocolate roasted malt, coffee, and vanilla, then you get some mild roasted pumkin flavor, vanilla, then the cinnamon and nutmeg kick in and ride till the end.
M - Up front its rich and very mild feeling, but then it fades rather fast, you definitely dont feel the alcohol though.
O - Really great complex brew, lots of different traits on this one that make it worth getting. Glad to have gotten it.

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3.08/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From 22oz bottle to pint glass

The bottle notes this was Epic's first collaborative brew, with DC Brau, which typically means they're 'special'. These pumpkin porters seem to be more popular than pumpkin beers themselves - perhaps because they're less labor-intensive - but they're not as exciting. Most of them, including this one, is basically an average porter with a hint of pumpkin spice.

The nose is roasty and oaky, but subdued - barely a hint of the pumpkin aspect here. A little more layered on the palate, with coffee and oak, and a touch of clove and nutmeg. Mouthfeel is a little thin as well, which doesn't help the relatively flat flavor profile.

Drinkable but uninspired, disappointing for a collab.

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Fermentation Without Representation from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.