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Fermentation Without Representation - Epic Brewing Company

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Fermentation Without RepresentationFermentation Without Representation

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BA SCORE
86
very good

346 Ratings
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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 19
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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im4beer

Utah

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-26-2012 19:35:27 | More by im4beer
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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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mntlover

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Pours a black deep walnut color when held to the light with a big fluffy tan head from an aggressive pour that falls slow and laces well. Defiantly a porter looking brew.

Aroma is nice mocha, chocolate mingled with light coffee notes that's lightly roasted as a base. On this base is spice nutmeg mainly with some light vanilla hints dashes of cinnamon and allspice. Pumpkin and porter notes go well together.

Taste is just like the aroma a pumpkin porter, roasted coffee and chocolate notes, with pumpkin beer added in spices all mingled together for something unique and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is good for a porter medium with medium level of carbonation.

Overall a solid brew enjoyable and fun to drink surprised I haven't seen a pumpkin porter before.

01-03-2012 02:02:51 | More by mntlover
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

From 22oz bomber to Bruges hybrid glass on 11/21/11
*From notes

A: Really? We're calling this a Porter? It looks more like a drab brown ale. A decent pour yields a loose two finger head. with minor, unspectacular lacing.

S: Pretty solid. Hints of all spice, toasted pumpkin seed and cinnamon.

T: A bit toasty and charry up front. The mid showcases all spice and a touch of cinammon. The pumpkin's there too, yet it's more of a kiss, which is actually quite nice. The finish comes off like a chocolately pumpkin cinnamon candy, sans the residual sugar. Quite a robust beer for a "pumpkin ale".

M: Really on point. Rich and voluptous in the mouth. Regardless of the flavors it's packing, this is one of the better mouthfeels for a porter I've come across of recent.

O: This one really surprised me. I was in no way expecting this to be as charming as it is. DC Brau & Epic have assembled one of the better pumpkin beers of 2011, and one I could actually stomach more then 5oz of. I hope this sees the shelves again next year. Well done, gents.

12-21-2011 23:18:23 | More by Rhettroactive
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rlettre

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-25-2011 01:49:41 | More by rlettre
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dpage27

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-03-2013 19:45:35 | More by dpage27
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Supergenious

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-19-2012 00:38:47 | More by Supergenious
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jpaulsen

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-01-2014 18:24:45 | More by jpaulsen
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-10-2013 01:01:10 | More by bluckbeyes
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shufon

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-19-2011 04:56:18 | More by shufon
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-31-2011 01:04:24 | More by TasteTester
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csiewert

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-11-2012 18:49:26 | More by csiewert
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meanmutt

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-07-2013 23:24:30 | More by meanmutt
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rkarimi

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-22-2013 17:38:24 | More by rkarimi
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Vigilante

Nevada

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-16-2013 07:33:54 | More by Vigilante
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-08-2013 14:36:59 | More by SocalKicks
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-30-2013 03:31:08 | More by bigred89
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bernat1971

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-14-2013 15:29:10 | More by bernat1971
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lightfool

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-05-2013 00:54:20 | More by lightfool
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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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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-27-2013 01:45:51 | More by wonothesane42
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GreenPea

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-20-2011 00:27:55 | More by GreenPea
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-15-2012 03:30:26 | More by johnnyboy76
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mater

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-27-2011 08:58:08 | More by mater
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Evoforen

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-22-2013 20:25:10 | More by Evoforen
Fermentation Without Representation from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.