Fermentation Without Representation - Epic Brewing Company
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3.46/5 rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Aroma: Milk chocolate, nutmeg and cinnamon aromas. Some sweet malty notes. I get a subtle roastiness to the aroma as it warms, followed by some vanilla.
Appearance: Deep black in color with ruby highlights when held up to light. Dark tan head with fine and persistent bubbles.
Flavor: Initially this tastes a bit firm and astringent, but then it fades off to a sweeter coffee and cream later in the taste. The nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla arrive as an afterthought on the back of the tongue. The body is medium, but actually feels lighter than expected with the high alcohol. A somewhat bitter and off-dry finish.
Overall: Not a bad beer. This had better balance than many of the pumpkin beers I've had so far. I think the darker malts add complexity, and play well with the spices. Not a lot of actual pumpkin character comes through though. Just like most of the prior examples this has an astringent note--I'm starting to wonder if that is from the spices or from pumpkin itself...
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2013 19:57:16 | More by Jackofallbrews
3.94/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
i have never had a pumpkin porter- so i was excited to try this one. it pours a deep brown- basically black, (held up to the light you can tell it is actually brown). the smell is filled with chocolate roasted malts. there are also hints of vanilla and spices riding along but the chocolate malt is the main force here. the taste is it rich and dark, after the 3rd sip i can start to taste the spices come through. this is a pretty good beer. i like the idea of the pumpkin porter and this one is good- if i ever see anymore like this ill give them a try.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2013 05:46:14 | More by mattkoon
Fermentation Without Representation from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.