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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2116) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2948) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1097) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2945) - 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 (7070) - San Diego, California, 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 (1894) - 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 (35954) - 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 (12859) - 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


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