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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - 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 (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - 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 (3758) - 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 (4781) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Black pour. Taste is chocolate with a hint of spice. Flavor is chocolate, but not getting any spruce or pumpkin, which are pretty distinctive flavors. Smooth.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bigrond (1459) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Iím rating this beer as a pumpkin beer. Someone forgot the pumpkin. Itís not there is the nose, body, or finish. MIA. Poor showing. However, as a stout, this is a very good beer. Take the ípumpkiní out oif the name and Iíll re-rate this beer MUCH higher.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Draft from the Stratton Brewfest. Pours a black with minimal/no head. Tastes mix of coffee with lots of spice (nutmeg, cinnamon really show) and a hint of pumpkin. Kind of a muddle of a lot of different flavors and this beer has too syrupy of a taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a creamy tan head that looks like a buckwheat pancake. Aroma smells like a forest fire, but in a good way. Flavor shows the same with some roast malt, and cocoa powder. Overall body is moderate to full, creamy, and soft.


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