Provisions Series: Burly Gourd - The Bruery
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4.15/5 rDev +12.8%
Shared this bottle from Marisatheyounger. 750ml poured into snifter.
A- Pours dark, dark brown almost black. Creamy, thick brown head. Bits of lace left on glass.
S- Pumpkin and nutmeg fill the nose from start to finish. Some sweet aromas towards the end. Makes me wonder where the thanksgiving turkey is!
T- Nice pumpkin, nutmeg, and some sugar tastes throughout. Some cedar comes through as an earthy, woody undertone to the other flavors. Sweetness at the end. Pumpkin flavor a little weaker, but still there at the end.
M- Medium body, but on the thinner side. Moderate carbonation.
O- Very nice drink. Would have been a perfect Thanksgiving day beer. Really enjoyed a little different milk stout. Would gladly drink another one of these. Thanks a lot Marisa for the treat!!
12-07-2011 03:13:12 | More by HosP
4.38/5 rDev +19%
Appearance: Dark brown, almost black. Pours 3 inches of thick tan head that fades very slowly. Tons of lacing.
Smell: Pumpkin, malty, cedar, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, roasted malt, a bit estery, anise as it warms.
Taste: Pumpkin, roasted malt, spices, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, milk, cream, cedar, tobacco, leather, vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, moderate carbonation, silky, creamy.
Overall: A great milk stout. The combination of the pumpkin spices with the silkiness of the milk stout works very well. Very drinkable and very compled. Well done.
11-22-2011 16:59:23 | More by phichifiji00
4.4/5 rDev +19.6%
A 750 mL bottle from barfdiggs; thank you! Split into two tulips.
A standard pour produces a primarily black body with dark brown and garnet hues. About two and a half finger’s worth of tan head develops with moderate retention and lacing. A steady stream of bubbles fuels a large patch in the center of the surface. Definitely a gorgeous looking brew.
The aroma is of pumpkin/yam, allspice, cardamom, nutmeg, clove, a bit of cacao, cane sugar, and a touch of roasted malt. Great scent, only wish it jumped out a bit more (minor gripe really).
Taste begins with the “pumpkin” spices: yam, pumpkin seed, allspice, clove, nutmeg, hint of cinnamon and some brown sugar. Finishes more like a milk stout, with the cacao, lightly roasted malt, and cane sugar coming through. A bi of nutmeg and clove linger on the aftertaste, and a hint of the cedar is noticeable on the exhale.
Mouthfeel is wonderful; carbonation is spot on, cutting through the spices and keeping them from sticking to the palate. The mouth feels thinly coated by this moderate/thick bodied beer, but the finish is relatively clean (no syrupy or cloying residue) and dry, perhaps aided by the cedar.
Overall, this is a great pumpkin ale with a lot of complexity and dimension. Slightly reminiscent of TREAT, but taken in a different direction and masterfully done.
02-14-2012 01:48:10 | More by eclipse54
Provisions Series: Burly Gourd from The Bruery
83 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.