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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: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5359) - 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 (6396) - 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 (43888) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2012
This is not what I was expecting, pours a dark brown. I was thinking more of a Pumking. Smell is of nutmeg, little ginger, cinnamon, orange peel and pumpkin. I didn’t like the taste at first but when it warmed this beer really shined. Thick and flavorful, wouldn’t mind another bottle or 3.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Ruby. Thanks. Black with a creamy light brown head. Chocolate pumpkin cinnamon nutmeg and light vanilla aroma and taste with a woody caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2012
750ml-thanks to Blazer06 for sharing-pours black with a big tan head. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, wood. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, lactose, wood, 2nd earthy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
Bottled. Black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of ginger, sweetness, orange, herbs, light roast, Flavour is sweet and milky. LIght roast, some caramel, some oak, some vanilla/ginger. Meidum bodied. Ends sweet and roasted with light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22977) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle @ Sour & Bitter 2012. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty spicy nutty aroma. Sweetish weak roasted malty spicy nutty cedar flavor with weak milky hints. Has a roasted malty spicy clove nutty cedar finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
S&B 2012. Pours dark murky brown with a small tanned head . Aroma is roasted malty a bit sweet fruity, a bit like a porter. Flavor is sourish acidy phenolic malty hoppy and spicy hmmm cloves. Finishes with a nice peppery and spicy aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5888) - GERMANY - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle sample at Sour&Bitter 2012 Copenhagen. Beer in the glass deep balck, small head. Malty-smokey aroma. Fruity-woody hints. Starts malty-prickly, more and more smokey. . Light notes of cinnamon and plum. A bit chrismaslike. Smokey notes less dominant in the finish. Dry-malty aftertaste. Good!

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