Fermentation Without Representation Imperial Pumpkin Porter | Epic Brewing Company

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Fermentation Without Representation Imperial Pumpkin PorterFermentation Without Representation Imperial Pumpkin Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

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.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 11-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
613
Reviews:
158
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.23%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
91
For Trade:
2
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4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregfalone
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a tulip glass at congregation ale house in Azusa California

Pours dark amber brown with some light showing through with one finger head that holds well, leaving a nice pattern behind as it goes down

Smells of baked pumpkin, with molasses and spices (mainly ginger)

Tastes like a fresh baked pumpkin pie, with cinnamon, brown sugar and all the other great spices that make a good pumpkin pie.

Mouthfeel is medium, with matching carbonation an a not so dry finish

Overall, this is a very good porter, I would drink again

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4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber, picked up at Vintage Estate as a recommendation from one of the staff, poured into one of my New Belgium Globes.

A: Pours a murky deep deep dark brown with a thin off-white head.

S: Roasted coffee grounds and a touch of pumpkin come through at a muted volume. I think this beer may be a shade too cold, hopefully it opens up a little as it warms.

T: Big bold flavors of coffee, pumpkin, and spice. What I like about this beer is that there's plenty of fantastic, rich, pumpkin flavor, and it's in no way overly-sweet. The roasty coffee flavors strike a harmonious chord with the pumpkin, and there's just a touch of cinnamon and perhaps some other spice on the back end to really give this beer a zing.

It finishes with just the appropriate amount of hops of the back end, which add a touch of dry bitterness and a touch of grapefruit that works well with the spice.

M: Carbonation bubbles are very "fine" here; no large bubbles. That "fizz" affect is still present, but I'd prefer just a touch more carbonation. Plenty of good roast/spice/hop flavors left behind on the finish, though.

D/O: I genuinely enjoyed this brew. It didn't seem like "novelty beer" to me, as most pumpkin's do. Repeatable.

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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straightforward in body and flavor, with cola adding drinkability. Striking bitterness. Not dry for a porter. Pumpkin flavor is simple and smart. I appreciate the restraint on spice. Overall, a good beer, and a fun play on a porter, but the flavors are too restrained to be especially memorable.

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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

I had the Dc Brau/epic imperial pumpkin porter at the Bayou in SLC.

From a bomber to a pint glass, the beer is a dark brown with a tan head.

It has an inviting nose of pumpkin, dark fruit and roasted malts. There is a lot going on.

The taste is a great mashup of pumpkin spices, roasted malts, dark fruit and baker’s chocolate. I liked the multi facets of the beer.

The mouth is thick and coating.

Wow, just a great beer!

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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; release #12 bottled 7/22/2012. Pours nearly opaque clear dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of chocolate, pumpkin, caramel, cocoa, roasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, toast, vanilla, dark bread, ginger, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, pumpkin, and spice notes; with great strength. Taste of big chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, toast, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, ginger, dark bread, and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, dark bread, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance, complexity, and robustness of dark malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and moderately slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent pumpkin porter! All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of dark malt, pumpkin, and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber into an oversized wine glass (live review)

Ap- a dark dark brown that barely see through. Nice light tan head has pretty good retention.

Ar- some sweet and dark malt, chocolate, lots of pumpkin and spice scent. Smells like pumpkin pie

T- has a great roasty malt backbone with a cocoa flavor and hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin puree

M- medium bodied, good carbonation and a bit sticky

O- a nice pumpkin ale. Very smooth and tasty, for me this one is better than the ever-famous pumking.

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Fermentation Without Representation Imperial Pumpkin Porter from Epic Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 613 ratings.
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