RateBeer
overall
82
22
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, old malt, pumpkin, squash, vanilla, earthy, light orange peel and wood. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration, dark malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130120]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty. Roasted dark chocolate malty. Mild fruity, spiced, herbal. Light sprouce note and nutmeg spiced. Lingering dark malty and roasted finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting. Rubber on aroma. better in mouth. Ok ish. some choc sponge

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12253) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2009
(22oz bottle) Small beige head atop clear black body. Aroma is medium sweet, spruce, some roast, light allspice. Taste is moderately sweet, spruce, some roast, grapefruit, bittersweet chocolate, light pumpkin spice. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (11299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Snow Tasting, London - thanks to Colin! Pours clear, red-brown with a light, off-white cream head. Mellow aroma, some semi-dark malts. Light to medium sweet flavor with toasted dry malts, moderate leafy bitterness, earth. Medium bodied with very high carbonation. Sweetish finish, some semi-dark bread. Not much pumpkin, not much spruce. Fairly bland, actually, and certainly not extreme.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11105) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 11, 2011
Intensiver Malzantrunk mit leicht trockenen Noten, süßlich-intensiv. Dazu leichte Kürbisnoten, auch der Alkohol ist geringfügig erkennbar. Gelungen intensiv, rund, in den meisten Teilen vollmundig. Danke an Travlr! /11/12/11/10/11

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9760) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and coffee malt, earthy notes, spruce, dates and prunes with nutmeg. Flavor is moderate bitterness, dark fruits, spices, dark malt and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50