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RATINGS: 114   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Near black pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, pine, spice and some citrus hops. Flavor is slightly sweet and malty with some pine, hops, spice and a hint of pumpkin coming though on the finish. Interesting, and not bad at all!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt, some pine, spicy. Tastes peppery and earthy with some resiny hints, some chocolatey notes, and some nutty hints on the finish. Thick mouthfeel and an unusual finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
bottle at Morrie’s tasting(12Nov10)pours dark brown to black with a medium tan head. Aroma is earthy with oak and moldy wood notes, squash and pumpkin pie spices. Flavor is pumpkin pie, some oak and maple, honey and an extremely dry earthy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Nose of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and some nice spruce tips. Earthy and roasted, light sweetness, really no hint of pumpkin spice at all. Dark brown, almost black pour with a nice tan head. The flavor starts roasty, moves through some nice dark chocolate, bitter with light sweetness, nice spruce tip notes in the finish. Bitter and roasty with hints of pumpkin meat here and there. Nice and interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2010
On Tap @ Sunset Grill. Pours a motor oil color with a light brown head. Aroma is very faint chocolate, malt, spruce tips, and a touch of pumpkin. After I let it sit for about 15 minutes before drinking. Flavor is Chocolate, spruce, touch of pumpkin, spices, a little smokiness. I get no bitterness at all. Body is thinner than expected for an imperial stout, but this is still good, even though it is not what I expected from a Imperial Stout. I really like my Impy stouts to be thicker and creamer then this one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (766) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Dark brown color with tan head. Sweet rich malty aroma. Sweet roasted malt flavor. Piney spruce flavor. Then molasses finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Pours a deep brown with a tiny tan head. Smell is near nonexistent. Minimal spruce and roast. Taste is stronger with more spruce and hints of pumpkin. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Fairly drinkable; nothig is overdone. One of the better things i’ve had from Rock Art and fairly unique. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-19-2010

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4392) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Pours black into a Sam glass. Tan head with nice retention recedes to coat surface. Thin spice and cocoa upfront turning to spruce in the lasting finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle; poured a dark brown to black with a large tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, pumpkin spice, caramel and oats. Flavor was complex: spruce, caramel, roasted malt, cocoa, and spices. Nice beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2010
(Draught) Pours an opaque dark brown body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, and spruce. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, spruce, and a hint of pumpkin.


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