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The Bruery Provisions Series: Burly Gourd

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sweet Stout
Placentia, California USA


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
A 6.66% ABV milk stout brewed using fresh pumpkins from the Cal Poly Farm Store, seasonal spices, aged on cedar chips, is the next installment in our Provisions Series of beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2469) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle @ Sour & Bitter. Brown body with a small brown head. Aroma is spices, coffee, chocolate, cedar, wood, cloves. Flavor is spices, cloves, pumpkins. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnnniee (3163) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2012
A pumpkin milk stout with spices aged on cedar, Finally! Severe carbonation makes this one a challenge to pour but leaves a solid black liquid with a creamy foamy tan head that takes forever to recede and litters the glass with webs of lace. Smells like a cigar box mostly. Heavy cedar aroma with hints of vegetables are really all I can find in the aroma. I thought cigar city had the lock on over cedar-ed beers, but apparently the Bruery is right up there too. The flavor is sweet at first with a hint of chocolate and caramel before the cedar takes over. Earthy, spicy, woody, and herbal with barely a beer to counter it. Medium body with an insane level of carbonation and a sweet tannic mouthfeel. ?Uhm yeah I’m not sure what this was supposed to be, but there is a good chance that we are not going to be able to finish this bottle. Too much cedar!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 Taster at The Bruery’s tasting room. There’s a lot going on with this beer. It’s got a ton of spice and pumpkin to go along with bitter chocolate hop character. This is not one to drink between the sours and lighter palated beers like I did. Just crazy unique beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Tap at The Bruery for RBSG. Thanks to the Bruery for pulling out all of the stops for us! The pour is black to deep ruby. Medium carbonation to low. Spotty lace. Nose is fresh autumn spice, Old Bay seasoning, sugar, herbal tea, seasoned steak. Very interesting. Taste is herbal, minty, small bitter chocolate. Lemon and malic acid finish. Very odd beer- not the typical ’pumpkin stout’ flavors. But very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (3117) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Draught at the brewery with RBSG. Deep brown liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of spices, milk chocolate, pumpkin. Way too spicy for my taste. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of spices and milk chocolate. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Waaaaaaaay to spicy for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Bottle shared amongst friends. I love pumpkin beers! I won’t hide it one bit. This one has a lot of good qualities that come in a great pumpkin beer. Great pumpkin spice aroma and slightly sweet flavor. More of a dessert beer but definitely awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6670) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Draft at te bruery tasting room with Linh. Pours a deep brownish black with of brown lacing. Aroma is an incredible blend of spice, pumpkin, floral flavors and cinnamon. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of pumpkin, cedar, oak and spices. The cedar here wins it for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Sampled on 3/16/2012. This sweet stout pours an eclipse black color from a 750 ml bottle. Medium to large sized beige foamy head with nice retention. The aroma is coffee and chocolate. fruity and spicy. A medium bodied sweet stout. The malts are fruity, chocolate, coffee and spicy. The hops are earthy and herbal. Nice carbonation. A very nice balance between the roasted malts, the chocolate, the pumpkin and the spices. Very smooth tasting beer, extremely drinkable. Nice roasty finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5332) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2012
750ml bottle. Clear dark black brown colour with huge firm frothy lacing tan head. Aroma is spicy, has pumpkin, cinnamon and clove notes with some dark roasty and caramel malt in the background. Taste has typical pumpkin notes accompanied by slightly sweet malty notes, some chocolate; not that spicy as the aroma suggested.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Sour&Bitter 2012 ] @ Refshalevej 163A, 1432 Copenhagen K, Denmark.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, pepper. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, spicy, wood - ceder notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120510]

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