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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Formerly known as Extreme Pumpkin Imperial Spruce Stout.

Itís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1805) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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 iíve had from Rock Art and fairly unique. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-19-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5543) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3542) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle from craft beer store. Dark pour with aromas of various spices, cinnamon being the most notable. A earthy taste with alot of oddities going on. However, the pumkin flavor was very mild.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2010
22 oz bomber from Spirits Lakewood on the Howell border. Poured a mostly black body with some mahogany and ruby highlights on the edges along with an average sized foamy light beige head. Aroma is better then the flavor with notes of burnt toast, cola, soy, tar and a sweet note that I canít put my finger on which must be the pumpkin and spruce tips. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation and a chalky finish that is only interrupted by the continually buildng carbonation that becomes distracting. Flavor is very burnt with strong notes of soy and cola followe up by that weird flavor much like the aroma which I assume is the pumpkin and spruce tips.Not bad but for as burnt and roasty as this is it needs to be a bit cleaner without so much soy/cola combo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2010
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with a thin, tan head. Nose is chocolately, dusty, earth, stryofoam. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, earthy, pine, coffee, nuts. Full bodied, sweet, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1546) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a thin deep but slightly transparent brown with a light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, malts, smoke, spruce tips, and a touch of pumpkin. Flavor is Chocolate, spruce, touch of pumpkin (not pie, more like pulp), spices, a little smokiness. Body is thinner than expected for an imperial stout, but this is still pretty tasty, even though it is not what I expected from a Pumpkin Imperial Stout. (No pie!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21679) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Draft at Taste of Tops. Dark maroon color, beige edge head. Subtle chocolate and coffee grounds aroma. Taste is wet grass and chocolate, a very odd combo.

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