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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2012
25oz bottle. Way past pumpkin season, but itís not going to last til next halloween. Popped open into my brooklyn tulip. Pours out a decent red/orange hue, good carbonation. Some spices in the aroma, not overpowering, nutmeg and cinnamon, not as much pumpkin maltiness. Palate is a bit over carbonated overall, but well balanced sweetness from the pumpkin and spices. I could enjoy this one each season if it were made.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 On tap at beer revolution A - dark brown high tan head that lasts. Strong lacing. S - aromas of belgian yeast, pumpkin, bubble gum and spice( nutmeg). M - medium body airy feel with high carb. Lingering bitter end. T - oaky and cream taste on the nose, hints of leather, dried red fruit, chocolate, burned malts on the palate. Lingering bitter end. Nutmeg and wood dominate this brew throughout. O - good but very woody and nutmeggy stout. 3.4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robertjm (853) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Draft at Beer Revolution - Huge frothy head. Had to double pull to get a full glass. Overloaded with spices. Not really catching the pumpkin. Almost bandaidy. A bit too overwhelmingly spiced for me. If this is a milk stout Iím a Super Model!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2012
750ml bottle thanks to Bu11zeye) Pour is a dark brown with almost no head..Nose is coffee, pumpkin, cedar,spice,candy...Taste is cedar,coffee, corriander,pumpkin, spice..We need more Cedar aged beers, this one was perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2012
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with pumpkins, thx to Secret Santa!, complex Stout, malty/roasted and slightly spicy/sweet, not too heavy, balanced, clear, rocky head, good and original brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Taster. Rating #35. Thick dark black pour with a tan head. Sweet spicy aroma, cinnamon and nutmeg are what Iím getting. Pumpkin and nutmeg come through in the flavor, a little bitterness from the spices. Tasty. (2161)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , 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 (12756) - 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 (334) - 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 isnít 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 (1806) - 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.

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