jonas (7588) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown, brown layer. Light coffee aroma. Strong pine/spruce entry, spicy, orangepeel, coffee in the background. Too many hops. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Thanks to SFLPunk for supplying me with this bottle. I was really excited to try this, as I am with most pumpkin beers. I don’t get too many darker pumpkin beers so I though this would hold some really special qualities. Sadly it was pretty disappointing. There was practically no pumpkin or spice aroma. It was more just like a common dark brown ale then anything. Everything looked good about it, but the flavor and aroma just didn’t deliver. So far only one good dark pumpkin beer exists and that’s Midnight Sun TREAT. atxdelivery (30) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Interesting taste, better lable than pumpkin taste. The spruce taste with spice was pretty interesting williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Pine needle aroma with a roasted malt. Nutty on the finish. Really good.
The appearance is pitch black, not much head. Good color and consistency.
The flavor is a burnt malt base. Burst of spicy pine needles. Starts bitter, ends spicy.
Feels dry and ashy. A stout with a spicy something extra. Very solid. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2010
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of chocolate, roast, just a trace of pumpkin, and some floral and pine.
jcwattsrugger (12420) - 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. Capa (3303) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Dark beer with a dark head. Spicy aroma, roasted malts, slight coffee, light biscuit with a touch of pumpkin. Flavor is similar to the aroma. The spice in the flavor is not pumpkin pie like just a bunch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Real nice beer. ben4321 (6510) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 10/28/10
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Aroma: The nose is dark malts, roasted notes, earthy notes, and a good amount of booze
Appearance: The pour is a dark brown color with a slight red hue and a small light brown head
Flavor: The taste is very earthy/woody, with a roasted feel, and a slightly bitterness in the finish
Palate: The body is relatively full, the beer is pretty smooth, with quite a bit of heat in the finish
First time I’ve had anything from (or even heard the name for that matter) Rock Art Brewery. This beer was alright, nothing too exciting, but nothing too exciting. I have to be honest, I didn’t get any pumpkin, I wasn’t expecting a pumpkin beer, but I was expecting a little bit of pumpkin in my Impy Stout, and I didn’t get that. Anyway, I wouldn’t rush out for this one again, but it isn’t bad either, it just isn’t well crafted enough.
An interesting spin on this wicked seasonal but a bit lackluster on the finish. The spice here is mild to NIL. As a stout this does perform but I’m looking for the pumpkin and it’s just not there. A bit thin for an Imperial lacking in density and overall flavor. HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours black with firm tan head. Aroma of roasted grains, spices, and malts. Flavor was roasted grains, sweet malts, spruce was noted as well as some hops. The surprise was the lack of pumpkin taste initially, but the pumpkin increased the sweetness of this stout as it warmed. This was a beer with many layers of flavor and texture that developed nicely. It would have gotten a higher rating with a bit more pumpkin flavor. Quirky but good.