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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3742) - 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 can’t 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4198) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1533) - 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!)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5477) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown, brown layer. Light coffee aroma. Strong pine/spruce entry, spicy, orangepeel, coffee in the background. Too many hops.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Thanks to SFLPunk for supplying me with this bottle. I was really excited to try this, as I am with most pumpkin beers. I don’t get too many darker pumpkin beers so I though this would hold some really special qualities. Sadly it was pretty disappointing. There was practically no pumpkin or spice aroma. It was more just like a common dark brown ale then anything. Everything looked good about it, but the flavor and aroma just didn’t deliver. So far only one good dark pumpkin beer exists and that’s Midnight Sun TREAT.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
atxdelivery (30) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Interesting taste, better lable than pumpkin taste. The spruce taste with spice was pretty interesting

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1229) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Pine needle aroma with a roasted malt. Nutty on the finish. Really good. The appearance is pitch black, not much head. Good color and consistency. The flavor is a burnt malt base. Burst of spicy pine needles. Starts bitter, ends spicy. Feels dry and ashy. A stout with a spicy something extra. Very solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2010
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of chocolate, roast, just a trace of pumpkin, and some floral and pine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
22oz bottle-pours a light brown head and cloudy brown color. Aroma is roasty medium/dark malt-toffee, some earthy. Taste is roasty medium/dark malt-toffee, some earthy/pine hops bite, some pumpkin essence. Medium body.


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