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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: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
10th February 2012
Bottle shared with the Kernel crew. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy tan head. Fresh pumpkin nose. Crisp semi dry palate. Pumpkin, almost inevitable over spiced. Too much nutmeg. Minerals. The beer is saved from the morass of Pumpkin beers by the nice touch of cedar, The unsweet wood providing another dimension and relief from the spice. Semi dry crisp finish. Okay, but would not want a whole bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, cedar, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, chocolate, and nutmeg. Flavor of pumpkin, chocolate, cedar, caramel, nuts, toffee, and toasted coconut. Unique and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BobbyAnalog (327) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2012 Nutmeg undertones, hints of cinnamon, and maybe some subtle mint flavor. This milk stout is a cornucopia of herbs, spices, winter longing. Autumn Maple - made by this same brewery - is much more hearty, well crafted, and inundated with fleshy chunks of vegetable. The oak and earthiness is prevalent in this brew, but it needs some kick and punch from a mouthfeel that just isn’t here. This offering is decent, but nothing that needs to be on your bucket list of beers to try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Appearance: Pours black with a tight tan cap.

Aroma: Strong pie spice up front. Over powering.

Taste: Strong nutmeg, chocolate, licorice. Finishes bitter.

Mouthfeel: Full and creamy.

Overall: I like pumpkin stouts, but the spice profile was a bit too strong for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle courtesy of my Reserve Society membership. Served in a Bruery tulip. Pours a dark brown color with a nice light tan head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries some roasted malt and chocolate plus a nice bit of pumpkin pie spice. The flavor hits the milk stout aspect well and adds a bit of pumpkin spice, though nothing overpowering. The cedar is there in the background. Medium body with a smooth carbonation and nice spice to the finish. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Draft at Bruery Provisions. Pours pitch black and opaque with a one finger beige had that slowly settles into lasting ring. Streaks of lace left behind. Sweet and spicy aroma with tons of pumpkin, autumnal spice and chocolate. Hints of ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, pumpkin purée, allspice, clove and vanilla. Subtle wood presence with decent dark malt profile. Medium bodied with a really weird combination of flavors.  Lots of lactic cream and dark malts that are quickly countered by an aggressively overspiced character.  Lots of pumpkin, ginger and pumpkin but it’s not as complex as the nose hinted at.  The heavy spiciness clashed with the lactic sugar and dark malts making it a bit tough to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 23, 2012
pours a dark brown with the aroma of pumpkin pie. Has a balanced dark malt and pumpkin flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2590) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
20 jan 2012, tap at the brewery. Dark brown almost black. Spiced pumpkin is biggest aroma but then there’s a big dark chic stout aroma as well. Med body and a bit fizzy. Bitter dark chocolate and bitter chocolate finish. Some spiced sweet pumpkin flavored. Nice. Too spiced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Enjoyed on tap as an addendum to the Darkside flight at Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA. Appearance is dark brown, rich dark tan head that laces to the glass. Aroma is milky, chocolatey, I’m getting a small amount of pumpkin smell, also a bit of the cedar. Taste is very smooth, filled with dark chocolate, a touch of hops, a bit of oak.  Extra point for this being 6.66% ABV!  Good good stuff, too bad I’m rating this along with great stuff!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8565) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
On tap at The Bruery Tasting room. Some sour aroma and sour taste, with some pumpkin. Reddish brown, sugar to offset it. An OK pumpkin beer, with some flavour and OK drinkability. AVerage mouthfeel.

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