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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Pumpkin Stout. Brewed with 18 pumpkin pies worth per batch of roasted pumpkin. Our stout packs a huge pumpkin punch in an easy drinking stout body. Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger are also added late in the boil to give it a wonderful fall aroma.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (900) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Draft at Brothers Provisions. Pours a quite dark brown with a finger of tan foam. AROMA of chocolate, roasted vegetables/pumpkin/malts, with some holiday spices and smoke further back in the mix. FLAVOR has roasted unsweetened pumpkin, smooth dark chocolate, roasted malts, and lots of pumpkin pie spice (big nutmeg and ginger). Full bodied with a smooth tasty finish. The "Great Pumpkin" is a well balanced and quaffable pumpkin/spice beer which goes well on a chilly San Diego evening. (11, 829)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Tap at the brewery - San Diego. Pours deep brown with a thick, creamy mocha head. The aroma holds a lovely mix of chocolate, roasted malts and autumnal spices and pumpkin. Medium sweet flavor with dark malts, good roast, light smoke and minerals, restrained pumpkin and spices, hints of burnt meat. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Sweet finish with a bit of bitter torched earth, burnt wood, baking cocoa, dried pumpkin, nutmeg. Well balanced and dynamic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 30, 2013
On tap at brewery. Black with a creamy tan head. Sweet milk chocolate, roasted pumpkin and cinnamon aroma and taste with a dry bitter vegetal finish and a thick creamy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Tap. Rating #7. Dark brownish/black color. Nice spicy aroma, a little pumpkin roast as well. Flavor was similar with a spicy bite in the finish. Nice stuff. (2533)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2012
growler from dak 11/25/11. orange tinted dark brown appearance with a tan head. earthy gourd nose.... also, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, roast, chocolate, bs and dates maybe?. similar flavor... a light tartness on the finish. creamy and full bodied. 7/4/7/4/15

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Courtesy of daknole. Growler at the Black Friday Tasting pours mahogany with mocha like head. The aroma has lots of pumpkin to go along with black strap molasses, dark roasted malts and a touch of sweet dark fruity esters. The taste is smooth with pumpkin meat notes mixing with spicy black licorice and molasses as well as dark roasted malts and snippets of sweet prunes and dates off in the background. This is tasting mighty good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2011
(growler shared by Dak at the Black Friday tasting). Pours a dark brown color with a red hue. Aroma has pumpkin, nutmeg, coriander, and cinnamon. Taste is sweet with some roast bitterness and plenty of spice. Full bodied with a slick texture. Roasty finish. Good stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Growler @ BF tasting...dark cocoa, freshly baked pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, brown sugar, toffee, and a bit of vanilla. Lots of complexity...nice holiday brew! Well done!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1068) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Growler at Black Friday tasting. Smells exactly like Mystery Brew. Tastes exactly like Mystery Brew. Ok, it was maybe a bit more put together than Mystery Brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Tap at Hess. Loved it! Big dark brown brew with a nice brown head. Loaded with pumpkin pie aromas and roasty chocolate. Flavor carries through. Seems like it has more than 7.4 ABV. Damn fun beer to drink.


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