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Provisions Series: Burly Gourd - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
83
good

157 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 13
Gots: 35 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 11-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BdubleEdubleRUN
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a creamy black with a light tan and sticky head. The nose contains some pumpkin, cinnamon, chocolate and nutmeg. The taste pretty much match the nose but presents itself a bit more then it does on the nose. It's got a medium body with good carbonation and a pretty easy drink-ability. Would gladly have again.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of waltonc
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours ordinary brown with tan head. Smell is roasted malts, pumpkin pie spices, and a whiff of cedar. On the palate, the cedar is quite pronounced - too strong for my taste. I like the idea in concept, but feel it could this beer would be better if the cedar were dialed back by about 33%. Not a very sweet beer for a milk stout either. Either that or the bitterness of the cedar is just drowning the sweetness out. Body is on the thinner side with smooth, velvety carbonation that is a hallmark of a sweet stout. Overall, a very interesting beer. One I would drink again, though would prefer to see the cedar reduced. Silly that this is sold in such a large bottle, as it is not a beer that most people are likely to want 750 ml of in one sitting.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Azrael
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of jlb502
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of HosP
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!!

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of phichifiji00
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of eclipse54
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Provisions Series: Burly Gourd from The Bruery
83 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.