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Fermentation Without Representation - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

379 Ratings
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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 20
Gots: 34 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Zekenyce, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of challenja
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.

challenja, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

1Sundown2C, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Lelampp, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Hoganlaw, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of darthvohn
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.

darthvohn, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

pwogle, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

MikeCactusGordon, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Tiernan, Aug 21, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

Jdotswizz, Aug 20, 2014
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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

Rhettbuck, Aug 15, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

The_Event_Horizon, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Links41, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jerefreakinmiah, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

kmanjohnson, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
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
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

DaftPatrick, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

ncstateplaya, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

appetiteforparis, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

buddha5050, Jun 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

KevMo84, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
Fermentation Without Representation from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.