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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


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 donít 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 didnít deliver. So far only one good dark pumpkin beer exists and thatís 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 (1364) - 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 (9588) - 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 (11359) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2238) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Dark beer with a dark head. Spicy aroma, roasted malts, slight coffee, light biscuit with a touch of pumpkin. Flavor is similar to the aroma. The spice in the flavor is not pumpkin pie like just a bunch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Real nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4542) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 10/28/10

Aroma: The nose is dark malts, roasted notes, earthy notes, and a good amount of booze
Appearance: The pour is a dark brown color with a slight red hue and a small light brown head
Flavor: The taste is very earthy/woody, with a roasted feel, and a slightly bitterness in the finish
Palate: The body is relatively full, the beer is pretty smooth, with quite a bit of heat in the finish
Overall Impression: First time Iíve had anything from (or even heard the name for that matter) Rock Art Brewery. This beer was alright, nothing too exciting, but nothing too exciting. I have to be honest, I didnít get any pumpkin, I wasnít expecting a pumpkin beer, but I was expecting a little bit of pumpkin in my Impy Stout, and I didnít get that. Anyway, I wouldnít rush out for this one again, but it isnít bad either, it just isnít well crafted enough.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2010
An interesting spin on this wicked seasonal but a bit lackluster on the finish. The spice here is mild to NIL. As a stout this does perform but Iím looking for the pumpkin and itís just not there. A bit thin for an Imperial lacking in density and overall flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours black with firm tan head. Aroma of roasted grains, spices, and malts. Flavor was roasted grains, sweet malts, spruce was noted as well as some hops. The surprise was the lack of pumpkin taste initially, but the pumpkin increased the sweetness of this stout as it warmed. This was a beer with many layers of flavor and texture that developed nicely. It would have gotten a higher rating with a bit more pumpkin flavor. Quirky but good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (5384) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Courtesy of Daknole. This beer pours an almost black hue with a short lasting tan head. I wish the aroma were bigger. It is pumpkin and coffee with dark fruit. Flavor only offers a bit of pumpkin and more a big stout. Some nice pine hops that add only a smidge of bitterness. The feel is smooth and rich. Plenty of malt in this baby. It is sweet with a unique kind of spiciness, perhaps it is the pumpkin. This is a delicious and big stout and an underrated one.


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