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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Extreme Pumpkin Imperial Spruce Stout.

It’s a big stout brewed in the colonial fashion with large amounts of pumpkins and spruce tips added to the kettle for flavor and bittering qualities. The pumpkins complement the malt flavors and are used to add sugars to the mash. Whatever you do, do not think this is going to taste like pumpkin pie. For a SLOW experience, pair with BBQ venison loin, extra sharp cheddar cheese, vegetarian chili, fresh warm soft pretzel dipped in a honey mustard or grass fed beef stew.

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3.1
fonefan (49996) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Clear medium to dark brown amber colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, old malt, pumpkin, squash, vanilla, earthy, light orange peel and wood. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration, dark malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130120]

3.4
yespr (46530) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty. Roasted dark chocolate malty. Mild fruity, spiced, herbal. Light sprouce note and nutmeg spiced. Lingering dark malty and roasted finish.

3.3
Travlr (25517) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Draft at Taste of Tops. Dark maroon color, beige edge head. Subtle chocolate and coffee grounds aroma. Taste is wet grass and chocolate, a very odd combo.

3.1
Leighton (21822) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Snow Tasting, London - thanks to Colin! Pours clear, red-brown with a light, off-white cream head. Mellow aroma, some semi-dark malts. Light to medium sweet flavor with toasted dry malts, moderate leafy bitterness, earth. Medium bodied with very high carbonation. Sweetish finish, some semi-dark bread. Not much pumpkin, not much spruce. Fairly bland, actually, and certainly not extreme.

3.4
Koelschtrinker (20772) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 11, 2011
Intensiver Malzantrunk mit leicht trockenen Noten, süßlich-intensiv. Dazu leichte Kürbisnoten, auch der Alkohol ist geringfügig erkennbar. Gelungen intensiv, rund, in den meisten Teilen vollmundig. Danke an Travlr! /11/12/11/10/11

3.3
Theydon_Bois (20158) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting, from an IP trade with Kurt, 20/01/13. Hazed dark brown with a thin tan head that soon dissipates. Nose is dark fruits, drak malts, spice. Taste comprises dark malts, background chocolate, touch of wood (spruce I guess), fruit, light soap. Medium bodied with some bitterness in the finish. Ok - drinkable stuff but lacks depth and ultimately fails to deliver for an 8% beer!

2.8
harrisoni (18982) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle at Chriso Snow Tasting. Rubber on aroma. better in mouth. Ok ish. some choc sponge

2.8
FatPhil (16646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2013
660ml bottle ([email protected])
Sweetish aroma, a bit of a mess, but intriguing - you do want to know what the quirks are. Agressive carbonation. Gently spicy - a sprucy sweet juiciness. OK, but rather boring. Thank god it wasn’t actually extreme, or like all the other inane pumpkin beers that I’ve suffered through historically.

2.9
Scopey (15264) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow Tasting, thanks to Colin. It pours deep brown with a small, light tan head. The nose is pumpkin, squash, vanilla, earth, orange peel and wood. The taste is caramel, pumpkin, squash, honey, wood, spice, sweet tangerine and metal, with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not a great depth of flavour and fairly unbalanced. So-so.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2009
(22oz bottle) Small beige head atop clear black body. Aroma is medium sweet, spruce, some roast, light allspice. Taste is moderately sweet, spruce, some roast, grapefruit, bittersweet chocolate, light pumpkin spice. Medium body.


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