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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 11-06-2011

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147
Ratings:
532
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
21.67%
 
 
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Photo of Zorro
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Dark brown nearly black colored beer with a medium sized light brown colored head.

Smells mild with a strong caramel scent. Spice is mild with s stronger chocolate scent.

Starts sweet with a lots of chocolate and a mild bitterness. Very mild pumpkin pie spices other than that this is basically a Porter. Spice gets stronger as it warms.

Overall this is a pumpkin spice porter.

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Photo of corby112
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Release #1.

Pours a dark caramel brown color with mahogany edges and a frothy, two finger beige head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing.

Slightly smokey dark malt aroma with an earthy, vegetal presence balancing out the roasted quality. Hints of chocolate, oatmeal and coffee bean countered by autumnal spice and pumpkin.

Medium bodied with a blast of autumnal spices up front that lingers over the roasted malt and sweet pumpkin into a dry finish. Lots of clove, cinnamon and brown sugar followed by the toasted dark malt notes. Hints of coffee, toast and oatmeal along with some silky chocolate malt before finishing with pumpkin and some nutmeg.

Overall this was an interesting experiment that is somewhat successful. It still has the roasted dark malt qualities of a porter with a subtle pumpkin presence. The spices are what really give it a seasonal feel. They are a bit heavy for my liking, overpowering the other notes a bit but this is still a pretty solid beer.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Release #4.

A: Corkboard tinted head is slight but shows a moderate rate of retention atop a standard issue black porter coloring. Generous lace coverage.

S: The aroma is sweet of chocolate and cocoa most noticeably. Pumpkin spiced coffee with ginger and cinnamon come through along with some vanilla and pie crust.

T: The flavor is pumpkin spicing of cinnamon and ginger once again, sweet coffee roast. Pumpkin, sweet toffee and milky chocolate support as well vanilla. The finish finds a light chalky fade of creamer powder on the close out.

M: Thick oily roast mouthful with a lively carbonation factor.

O: Overall a nice pumpkin influence and spicing with a decent imperial porter malt base. Worthy a try.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured a almost black body with minimal head and no lace.
Aroma is dominated by pumpkin and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and just hints of sweet and roasted malts.
I like pumpkin beers so I enjoyed this beer but calling it a pumpkin porter is a stretch in my opinion.
Medium-bodied and pretty much dominated by pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavors, the roasted and chocolate malts in this beer at barely noticeable at their best.
Not really a complaint or criticism, I just feel that this a pumpkin beer with subtle porter qualities rather than a porter with pumpkin added to it.
Finishes easy and I enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. This imperial pumpkin porter pours a dark black color with light tan colored head. The aroma is roasted malts and faint pumpkin and spices. The taste like the aroma is roasted malts and spices. I enjoy that this has a nice balance of pumpkin spices and the sweetness is kept in check and not too overpowering. Overall, a solid pumpkin brew for the season.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, Release #9, 8.1% ABV. I checked Epic's website, and it says it was brewed on 6/26/2012, packaged on 7/8/2012. Looks like our local beer stores are still selling last year's bottles since I just picked this up a few weeks ago, kinda surprised since I didn't see it around last year. Oh well, this should still be good. Served in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted/grainy malt, pumpkin, nutmeg, cloves, bittersweet chocolate and cinnamon. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some ginger. Nice mix between pumpkin and porter. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating, smooth and easy to drink with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew a lot, although I would like to try a fresher bottle of this at some point. Definitely worth a try. $5.99 a bomber.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up Batch 3 at Vintage Estate for a fair $6.99. Always wanted to try a pumpkin porter or stout!

A - Pretty dark with only a mild tint of brown as it poured and a 1/2 inch of sticky, pretty mocha colored head. Lacing is very nice.

S - I like how the pumpkin and spices lead in the smell, it's almost like a candied yam mixed with holiday cinnamon, camomile, and a touch of brown sugar. The porter aspect is in the finish where I can smell dry roasts and mild coffee's

T - Smooth, creamy, and damn balanced. What I enjoy most is how it's dry like a normal porter yet the edge is taken off a bit with the sweetness of the spice. Very mild overall pumpkin and even mild spices but it really just adds to the overall body making it an overall sweet porter. Tasty stuff.

M - Smooth, creamy, and crafted very well. Medium bodied tasty stuff.

Overall this is the first Epic Brewery beer I ever had and it lived up to everything the guys at Vintage Estate told me it would be. If they keep on brewing it I will have to pick up a second bottle eventually. Worth trying if you seek tasty, obscure beers.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a goblet; batch #4

Pours a ruddy dark brown with a less than one finger beige cap. The head falls to form a thin powdered sugar coating. Rings of lace show each sip mark.

Nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and allspice in a nice balance greet the nostrils. A layer of cocoa, roast and a touch of ethanol round out the aroma.

This is a pleasant little surprise. The spices take a bit of a back seat while roast and cocoa hit you first. Then nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and allspice carry through the middle. The finish is a pretty nice balance of roast and spice. A little bit of fleshy pumpkin comes through in the finish.

Medium body, creamy and well-balanced. This is a nice porter with a lingering cocoa bitterness and a touch of spice.

I enjoyed this offering. A light porter, but full on the spice and pumpkin to make this a solid offering. I appreciate non-traditional takes on the pumpkin ale. Not every one has to be an amber or brown base.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours dark chocolate brown with a massively sticky head and lacing.

S - Dark chocolate malt aroma with pumpkin, a cinnamon spice undertone, and a little smokiness.

T - First and foremost, dark chocolate malt throughout with a touch of pumpkin (not as strong as expected), vanilla, and spice. Leaves a slight tang on the back of the tongue and has a moderate lingering dark roast chocolate bitterness with some vanilla spice.

M - Heavy medium body with gentle carbonation.

O - Interesting but would rather have a full blown pumpkin beer.

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Photo of Bung
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. A very dark brown pour, just a wispy ring of off white.

Aroma, Lots of toasted malt, caramel and cocoa. Some milk chocolate. Just some faint pumpkin, not so much the allspice and nutmeg, but pumpkin.

Taste, not overdone with the spice rack like some. Some of the spices up front, along with some caramel and roast malt. Earthy and dry later with a heavy cocoa finish.

Solid medium body, ample carbonation. Comes off nearly creamy, coats pretty well, alcohol hides pretty well.

Pretty good, I have yet to be disappointed by these guys.

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Photo of claspada
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Release #4, 7.7%ABV

Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with a small tan head that recedes rather rapidly with moderate carbonation evident. Leaves a little bit of soapy, spotty lacing.

Aromas begin and immediately remind me of the Midnight Sun TREAT I had a couple months back which is a great start, though not as powerful. Starts with dry cocoa and the spices, then you get more roasted malts, chocolate and light baked pumpkin flesh. Light brown sugar notes emerge as it warms as well.

The tastes begin with much more dominant porter flavors; roasted malts and light baker's cocoa. On the back end you get a little of the spicing (mainly cinnamon) but really not much. Flavor falls short of the aroma's expectations.

The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium to low carbonation. Finish is fairly dry, crisp, smooth and easy to drink.

Overall this was a pretty good beer, but fell short of my expectations. It's basically a good porter with very light hints of spice and pumpkin. The aromas got my hopes up thinking I found a Mid Sun TREAT replacement but the flavor profile fell miles short. Not bad, just not amazing. I wouldn't turn it down if someone gave it to me for free but I don't plan to revisit anytime soon.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep brown, almost black, with about a half finger of dark khaki colored head that fades into a solid ring along the edges of the glass. Solid lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, burnt sugar, and caramel. I get subtle malt in there as well. It smells nice. I hope this translates into taste.

T: The taste follows the nose pretty closely. It starts out with some roasted pumpkin flavor along with a touch of vanilla, and caramel. However, it's a bit thin and I'm left wanting more.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's crisp and pumpkin-y up front. It gets a bit watery and light in subtle in the middle, and it finishes sweet semi-sweet.

O: It's good, but it's not amazing. The flavors are nice, but it's too watery for my tastes and the booze is evident in a 7.6% beer. With so many pumpkin beers on the market, I'd skip over this one and try some of the others.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Release #2. Brewed on 3 October 2011. Bottled on 21 October 2011.

A: Mahogany brown, with a nut-brown creamy head. Good retention. Opaque and impressive. Scattered lace.

S: Excellent pumpkin and heavy spice. Yum. In fact the nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and clove (mostly nailed it, before looking it up!) might be a touch much, but I'm eating it up. Smells like canned pumpkin.

T/M: What? Great! Creamy, smooth, full-bodied, and with excellent balance between roasted, buttery-bitter malts and spiced-sweet pumpkin. Vanilla beans lend themselves to the creamy sweet side, whereas cacao beans lean to the darker, bitterer flavors. Complex and rewarding, the added spice isn't as obvious on the maintaste as the aftertaste, where it lingers.

O: A phenomenally interesting and excellent tasting pumpkin porter that has aged gracefully. In this incarnation, a must-try. Would drink again.

Notes
ABV: 7.9%
Hops: Nugget, Perle, Tettnang
Malts: Muntons Maris Otter, Briess 2-Row Brewers Malt, Muntons Crystal, Weyermann Munic Malt Type I (light), Briess 2-Row Chocolate Malt, Weyerman Carafa III
Spice: Pumpkin, Vanilla Bean, Allspice, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cloves
Brewers' Commentary: "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."

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Photo of xnicknj
2.68/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle poured into taster - thanks rob

Pours a clearish, lightly hazed copper, burnt orange color with a thin layering of white head on top. Fades out into a slick of film with some spotty lacing on the glass.

Heavy pumpkin spice with cinnamon and clove, touches of vanilla and chocolate. Pumpkiny with acrid booze and burnt sugar.

Sharp, intense pumpkin-driven spice up front with an off-putting amount of cinnamon and nutmeg which seems to dry out the tongue. Chocolate malts mixed with cloyingly sweet vanilla and an avalanche of candy corn pumpkin. Finishes boozy and sweet.

Lighter medium body, decent carbonation, thin, watery and sticky on the tongue. I'm notorious in my group for hating on pumpkin beers, and stuff like this is exactly why. Simply too much in nearly every category - too sweet, too boozy, too spicy, too thin. I enjoy some of Epic's beers but this is a pretty large miss for me.

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Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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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Photo of Brenden
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Release # 4.

This beer is dark brown with a big, rocky medium-brown head that's creamy and frothy yet very dense. Big, sticky lacing is left in pretty heavy deposits on the glass.
The aroma is light but not lacking. It's a good aroma diplaying great balance between the pumpkin and the spices without going too far or stopping too short on either. Spices seem to include the typical nutmeg and cinnamon with something a little leafier and gentler as well as something gently hot but not peppery.
The taste follows suit. It's a very nice, well-balanced and potent flavor, even adding a bit of hoppiness, until a strange thing happens: within just a short time, the pumpkin and spices fade out and I find I'm just drinking a regular porter. I like porters, and it's a good one, but this is not supposed to happen.
The mouthfeel is good, an appropriate medium body with moderate carbonation setting the stage for a fairly thick and creamy brew.

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Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear black ruby with thick light tan head.
S: It smelled like bitter dark chocolate with roasted coffee and whole grain bread, and a bit of mulled spices.
T: It tasted like bitter dark chocolate and coffee, with pumpkin and a bit of whole grain bread and mulled spices. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a surprisingly good pumpkin porter. The scent was generic, but the taste was unique and well balanced. It had nice body too, with well hidden alcohol, so it was easy to drink. Recommended to at least try.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Epic's Fermentation Without Representation last month for 12.49 at The Lager Mill. I have only had a couple beers from Epic, but so far I think they are a pretty solid brewery and I have been wanting to try something from DC Brau for a long time and so far this collaboration is the closest I have come to something from them. It's pretty late for a Pumpkin beer, but better late than never, so lets see how it goes. 2012 Fall Vintage release #3. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks ok, the bright orange color goes with the season and it makes it stick out a little. It poured a nice dark brown color that took on a great dark ruby hue when held to the light with three fingers worth of medium dark tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left a good amount of sticky lacing behind. This is pretty good looking beer, the color is really nice and so is the head and lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a high amount of medium sweetness followed by some sweet and roasted malts that impart a light roasty and pretty chocolate like aroma with dark chocolate seeming to come out the most with some aromas similar to a tootsie roll. Up next come some pumpkin pie spices, a light vanilla aroma and an authentic pumpkin aroma. The aroma is good and very unique, it honestly smells like i just stuck my head in a bag of Halloween candy and took a deep breath, I like it and I can't stop smelling it, it's very unique.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by some roasted malts that impart some roasted, dark grainy, and some nice chocolate flavors that leans more towards dark chocolate with some cocoa in the background. Up next comes a lighter amount of pumpkin pie spices that aren't overpowering with some mild vanilla. Up next comes some natural tasting pumpkin that has a real nice meaty pumpkin flavor to it. On the finish there's a lower amount of bitterness with a little more sweetness with a cocoa and meaty pumpkin like aftertaste with a little bit of spices in the background. This is a good tasting beer the flavors are nicely balanced and pretty unique even for a pumpkin beer.

M- Pretty smooth, a little creamy, slightly sticky, medium bodied with a good amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is ok, but it seems a little watery,

Overall I thought this was a good beer and a pretty good example of the style, the pumpkin flavors worked nicely with the porter base and the balance was also pretty nice. This beer had decent drinkability, it was smooth and not too filling, with some nice flavors that held my attention, I could drink a whole bottle of this but more than that and I think it would start to wear on me. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma, it was pretty good, it was so unique how it smelled like a bag of mixed Halloween candy. What I liked the least about this beer was the mouthfeel, it just felt a little too watery for the style. I would buy a bottle of this again next year, I would like to try it fresh, it's expensive but I got 20% off since it was older stock, but I think $12 is too much for this beer, I would recommend this to anyone who likes pumpkin beers. All in all I was happy with this beer, everything worked well together and the spices weren't overdone. So far this is up there as one of the better Pumpkin Ale's I have had. Good job guys, this was a nice collaboration and I will be on the search for more brews from both brewerys, keep up the good work.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber to black in color with a tan head. In the aroma, notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In the taste, spicy upfront with a small roast, to a smooth nutmeg and vanilla in the end. A spice like bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry roast to pumpkin pie like aftertaste. A little pumpkin pie flavor in a nice, mellow porter.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty nice pumpkin porter, well rounded and a worthy collaboration.

Presentation: 22 oz brown capped bottle. Paper label with a simple light cream and soft orange range, with name of the brew and series/collaboration branding. I'm getting used to these labels and this is not one of the worst, still it feels a bit generic and trite design-wise (A bit of a pity to miss the opportunity to gain more visibility with the neat name of the brew). Side narrative offers a small note about the special and limited character of the brew. Notes release #2, and 7.9 % Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Black pour with deep brown edges, rich frothy head with nice retention and strong surface memory alongside pretty lacing. Quite a looker...

S - Pumpkin range, touch of spice and an emerging sense of roasted malts….

T - Nice roasted pumpkin sense, overall rich malty range with touches of chocolate and coffee under the flow of the pumpkin and spice. Small bitter spiced intensity in the finish, which is a bit unbalanced but nothing off-putting… Soft vanilla memory lingering in the aftertaste.

M - Medium body with medium/moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth flow with a nice lingering aftertaste.

O - Pretty nice brew, pleasing and well worth the try.

Notes: Glad to see a collaboration that tries something a touch unusual, and involving one of the best upcoming breweries in the region. EPIC on the other half of the equation is a nice surprise, this combo is among the best stuff I've tried from them.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Release #3.

4.5 A: Black color. Nearly three fingers of frothy/creamy tan head. Retention is good with tons of lacing left behind.

4.0 S: I'm loving the nose on this. This actually smells like pumpkin, not just the associated spices. The spices are still very present though with cinnamon sticking out over nutmeg, allspice, and clove. The underlying porter adds a hefty dose of graininess, light roast, and chocolate.

4.0 T: Again, great integration between the pumpkin, spice, and porter. Real pumpkin taste, all the spices mentioned above, and a healthy dose of chocolate. Clean maltiness with chocolate, light roast, and a touch of coffee.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. I wish this were creamier. This beer would be leagues better with a thicker, creamy body.

4.0 D: There aren't a lot of great pumpkin beers out there, but this one at least gets close. Solid all-around aside from maybe the mouthfeel.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1564th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
22oz

Batch #6 (I can't really tell, but looks more like a 6)
Purchased at Total Wine, Brea, CA

App-Its a very nice dark brown pour with a bit of a red tinge behind it. That caught me off guard. A nice 2 finger head with a bit of a whipped egg look. A great amount of cling down the sides. A good density behind the beer as well. Really nice looking.

Smell- First wave wasnt all that impressive. The spices were a bit small and didnt really awaken any good aromatics for me. The 2nd pour brought out more of the pumpkin and that vanilla aroma I was looking for. A little tinge of bitter as well from the hops.

Taste- Its a nice porter blended with some nice flavors. The pumpkin additions added a nice depth of flavor and then the spices tied together nicely. Mostly the nutmeg comes through with a touch of clove but I couldve been thinking that was a hop note. A small amount of chocolate comes on the finish.

Mouth- A solid medium body with a medium creamy carbonation. The residual flavors are of a bit vegetal pumpkin with a bit of that vanilla and a little bit of a cocoa powder and nutmeg mixture.

Drink- I was sitting watching the 1st episode of the new season of the League with this beer and it was really tasty. Had a good amount of flavor and was a nice beer to sip on really.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PT. 6 FLUID OUNCE bottle
Served in a beer mug

A - It is pretty dark with some ruby highlights. I got a mountain of mocha head on top of it.

S - The aroma is chocolate with some pumpkin spice.

T - The taste offers a roasted malt with a little chocolate. The cinnamon and nutmeg compliment the solid base porter.

M - Medium to full

O - I originally had this beer on tap and loved it. It is not as great out of the bottle. This is definitely a beer that improves as it get closer to room temperature. Porters and stouts are a style I think is better suited for pumpkin beer. The chocolate and roasted malts are complimentary to the pumpkin spices.

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Photo of alexgash
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle. Release #7. 7.7% abv.

Dark cola brown body. Finger of very creamy, thick, light peanut brown head. Great lacing. Nose is a nice mix of porter and pumpkin. Roasted malts, cocoa, and coffee blend with squash, brown sugar, and spices (ginger, vanilla, and nutmeg).

Taste starts with bitter cocoa nibs and coffee. Slightly sharp and almost astringent. Milk chocolate and roasted barley settle in. Some gourdy sweetness as well. Vanilla and ginger show up in the finish with lingering roasted bitterness. Medium-full body with a slightly slick feel. Tasty and well done.

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Fermentation Without Representation from Epic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.
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