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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Formerly known as Extreme Pumpkin Imperial Spruce Stout.

It’s a big stout brewed in the colonial fashion with large amounts of pumpkins and spruce tips added to the kettle for flavor and bittering qualities. The pumpkins complement the malt flavors and are used to add sugars to the mash. Whatever you do, do not think this is going to taste like pumpkin pie. For a SLOW experience, pair with BBQ venison loin, extra sharp cheddar cheese, vegetarian chili, fresh warm soft pretzel dipped in a honey mustard or grass fed beef stew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2413) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Pours a two finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Opaque brown color, some yeast left in bottle. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Spruce nose. Brewer is right - nothing like pumpkin pie, spruce (there’s a whole forest here) adds the bitterness, malts are in background, not finding much pumpkin. $4.54 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle share at Paul’s. The aroma is chocolate, brown sugar, pine. The appearance is translucent brown, tan head. The flavor is chocolate, brown sugar, pine needles. The finish is pine needles. Medium to medium/thick in body. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5459) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle shared at Paul’s Dec 3rd tasting. Pours a deep murky brown body with thin lacing. Aroma is pumpkin spice and chocolate. Mouthfeel is nice with notes of spice, roasted malts, chocolate, spruce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a ruby tinged mahogany with a thin white head. Spices, dark malt, coffee and a hint of roast. Dark sweet malt, earthy notes. Malt on the finish, a bit more spice and roast. Nice enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, spruce tips, faint chocolate and some spices. Flavor was slightly sweet and roasty with chocolate, piney spruce tips. a hint of pumpkin and notes of spices with a earthy dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
12oz on tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill.
Appearance : Pitch black with small head.
Aroma : Roasted malt with very light pumpkin spices.
Taste : Roasted malt with light coffee. Light spruce. Very light pumpkin. Finish is rather dry. A bit thin even.
Overall : Interesting stuff. Interesting spruce notes but not enough pumpkin flavors. I immediately compare this with Midnight Sun Threat and it’s not helping at all. Feels a bit too thin for an imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2612) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
The stout pours dark chestnut brown with an off white head. The aroma is light sweet spruciness that comes off as candy hops a bit, no roasted malts. The flavor is light spruce hoppiness that serves well on a lighter body than expected for a stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Pours a dark brown color with an off white foam head. Has an aroma of caramel, spruce, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Dry, caramel flavor with some muted cinnamon and nutmeg. Very unique. Love that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2714) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Seems I liked this a little more than most. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma has some caramel and roast malts. I got a litlle vanilla in the taste along with the malts, maybe a bit of chocolate. Not to much pumpkin to be found. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Light pumpkin spice aroma, with lightly roasted malts, piney hops, and some sweet malty notes. The flavor has piney hops, light roasted malts, and a hint of pumpkin. Pretty good.

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