coachd (381) - Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is pumpkin puree, a hint of allspice, toffee and booze. There is also a porter-like characteristic to the smell. Pitch black with a large tan head. I can taste the booze, which I don’t mind in an Imperial Stout. I am also getting slight hop bitterness, smoke, cocoa, pumpkin, a little spice with sweetness in the aftertaste. Really good. Unlike a lot of pumpkin beers I have tried, the pumpkin pie spices are not overdone. The palate is great - thick, chewy, perfect for such a big beer. I highly recommend this one. I can’t wait for it to get colder here so I can try it again.
DocJitsu (1375) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque very dark brown with a gigantic dark khaki head. BBQ, marshmallow, and pumpkin nose. Moderately thick mouthfeel. BBQ, Worcestershire, tart pumpkin, and cool whip flavors.
weitz15 (458) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served cold. Dark brown pour, thin white head. Aroma is sweet pumpkin spice with a hint of choclate. Flavor is toffee, pumpkin, with a spiced finish. You can taste the alcohol on the finish, which might be the only downside here.
TXBadger (2079) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with tannish colored head. Pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, chocolate and rounds out with some roasted malts; follows onto the palate. Very smooth, full bodied stout. Finishes with chocolate and pumpkin pie spice, nice combo.
Bif (1799) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a blackish color with no real head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and spice. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, spice and trace of pumpkin. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth slightly boozy but has a good feel to it. Enjoyable beer, better than expected.
AdamT (257) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from ? Black hue, zero visibility with mostly diminishing dark brown head. Virtually no lacing. Aromas of pumpkin, licorice, dark malt, sweet candy, coffee, booze and whipped topping. (The smell was pretty awesome overall) Sweet and strong licorice and pumpkin taste up front with more of a dark malt and whipped topping finish. At first I thought it was going to be too sweet but it got better through the experience. Dry mouth feel. Really good beer, would have again for sure.
snoworsummer (3751) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle at the Nook. Pours dark nut brown with a creamy beige head and decent lacing. Tastes like vanilla, caramel, booze, roasted pumpkin, sweet brown sugar, and whipped cream. Light medium body and low carbonation. Smells like vanilla, caramel, booze, whipped cream, brown sugar, and some roasted pumpkin.
ChrisSc (457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown on color. No head.
Aroma is heavily spiced. All spice. Cinnamon. Apple. Pumpkin. Really nice.
Taste is bitter upfront and sweet in finish.
Medium body and thin texture.
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smboselli (140) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow - I don't like pumpkin beer that much, but the flavor, the mouthfeel, this is the best I've ever had
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sloshgator (599) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
crossovert (10045) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.