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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2761) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6357) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2011
pours black with a thin tan head. aroma is toasted dark malts typical of a imperial stouts. light on the tongue for a stout. great toasted dark malts come through and has a odd bitter finish. struggling to taste any pine and pumpkin... overall not bad but i remember this being a lot better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1750) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is pine, caramel, spices and a little hint of pumpkin...smells almost like a car air freshner. Taste is sweet with understated bitters. Somewhat acidic mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty. Roasted dark chocolate malty. Mild fruity, spiced, herbal. Light sprouce note and nutmeg spiced. Lingering dark malty and roasted finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11056) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 11, 2011
Intensiver Malzantrunk mit leicht trockenen Noten, süßlich-intensiv. Dazu leichte Kürbisnoten, auch der Alkohol ist geringfügig erkennbar. Gelungen intensiv, rund, in den meisten Teilen vollmundig. Danke an Travlr! /11/12/11/10/11

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2011
11/26/10. thin looking brownish color with a small tannish head. lots of pine scented air freshener in the aroma... along with florals, roast and something vegetal. the flavor is vegetal as well... mixed with chocolate, roast and a ton of sweet pine (overwhelming at points)... it doesn’t taste real????. thin bodied and kinda meh... at least they got the food pairings down! 6/3/5/3/11

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
In short: A roasted, slightly chocolaty stout with a weird spiciness. Meh.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed relatively fresh approximately 2 months after purchase
The look: Dark brown body topped by a small persistent beige head
In long: Nose is a bit moderately roasted, a bit spicy (hot spices) and a bit fruity. Smells like a burnt spicy fruit cake and a bag of barbecue potato chips. Taste is burnt cereals, a bit of caramel, some chocolate, fruity notes and spices. The beer is moderately spiced but the spiciness does not feel like the usual array of pumpkin beer spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc…). No, here the spiciness is somewhere between Lay’s barbecue potato chips and Lay’s Ruffles all dressed potato chips, and yes I am probably more knowledgeable about potato chips then beer. Rock Art messed up this one… again. And their big “Extreme” logo on the label seems to be a ploy to attract a younger beer-ignorant crowd. Hey teens, say no to alcohol. Leave it for the adults like me who really need it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle:   Yep, thats black.   Sandy colored head, fairly large, decent lacing.   Strong spruce tip and roasted malt nose.   Smooth roasted malt on the tongue.   Strong doses of Spruce tips, but the Pumpkin aspect is minimal to non-existant.   Fairly strong hop aspect too.   This one is dominated by Spruce tips, more than any other beer aside from Alaskan Winter.   Body and mouthfeel are full to moderate.   Seems pretty hefty, very malty and smooth.   Fair amount of lactose like sweetness too. Finishes with a strong Spruce tip and roasted malt background.   I was hoping for more Pumpkin like spices, but they really weren’t there.   Fair to call this simply an Imperial Spruce Stout, but leave the Pumpkin out of it.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe d’épices à citrouille et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #3526)


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