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Crown Valley Imperial Pumpkin Smash

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Our imperial pumpkin stout is deliciously roasted with dark chocolate and toffee notes with a hint of smoke and a little spice from the hops that give it a pine note. The pumpkin adds body and character for a great beer.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloshgator (513) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Crown Valley Imperial Pumpkin Smash is a pretty tasty pumpkin ale that is almost as good as the top rated ones (like Southern Tier Warlock). Pours dark with a thin but adequate head. Intoxicating aromas of pumpkin and spices. Taste is a bit over the top with the pumpkin, spices and sweetness but still good. The ABV is not real noticeable in the taste. Pumpkin Smash is a nice brew but definitely not sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (8467) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
355ml bottle. Black pour, smells and tastes like pumkin pie, there is a considerable stout note as well, its competant, if a bit past its date.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
LadyRahRah (2) - - JAN 31, 2015 does not count
Nice fall spice aroma. Nice stout color, dark with a decent head. Full fall spice flavor with pumpkin but still has a beer taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4469) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours dark brown with a large tan head. The aroma has rich fleshy pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, graham cracker crust, vanilla and mild chocolate. It has a full rich body with some soft carbonation. The taste is like the aroma with some harsher spices added in. The finish seems like there are earthy / woody hops as well. Pretty good for a pumpkin stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JBPortland (1024) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 1, 2015
12oz bottle pours dark brown black with a finger of offwhite head. Nose is spice heavy with nutmeg, clove, molasses, brown sugar and some bitter baker’s chocolate. Taste is like liquid Indian pudding, nutmeg, big molasses, clove, herbal, vegetal gourd, with a backdrop of dusty bitter cocoa and a somewhat thin mouthfeel. Finish is pumpkin pie with spice, spice, and more spice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
woodychevy (558) - - DEC 22, 2014
Really disappointing. Didn’t even finish it. Strange off flavors/spices prevail. Pours a nice opaque black with a reddish tan head. Nose is interesting- spices, sweet malt, pumpkin and chocolate all come through. First few sips are ok- pumpkin is definitely there- but sort of morphs into this strange brew where nothing co-operates. Vanilla and other spices taste synthetic, strange sweetness from the malts and pumpkin gives it an odd mouthfeel. Smoke in there confuses issue even more. Altogether too much happening and nothing really working. Weird.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palidor19 (3022) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2014
This is what you want on the autumn/winter months. Rich malts with a nice balance between of hops, velvet smooth a bit of pumpkin at the end. Lovely ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2044) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Much less a pumpkin pie beer and more of an imperial stout brewed with pumpkin. The pumpkin and spice are evident but take a backseat to the big chocolate malt and roasty/smoky notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
From a trade from Doran in Missouri. Thanks. From the 12 oz bottle it poured brown with a tan head. Nose of pumpkin and cinnamon . Medium body. Alcohol in mouth feel. Flavor very rich and he pumpkin and spices m,ix well. Finish hows alcohol but it does not spoil this fine beer. p

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4298) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
The aroma is sweet and spicy with notes of burnt malt and coffee but no pumpkin. The appearance is black with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma and bitter. The palate is typical. Overall this is disappointing for a lack of pumpkin but could be called a spice cake beer.


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