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Imperial Pumpkin Smash - Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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366 Ratings
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 32
Gots: 83 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Beer4Baltimore on 08-16-2013

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Ratings: 366 | Reviews: 62
Photo of Lonestar9
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Has it all. Pumpkin and spices with Chocolate and toffee notes. Great beer.

Photo of brentk56
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours out an astonishingly dark color for a pumpkin; wisps of tawny color highlight the corners and the tan head leaves some dots around the glass

Smell: Chocolate, coffee and molasses, as well as pumpkin, vanilla and spice cake tones

Taste: The darker flavors of an imperial stout are prominent but, in the middle, the pumpkin, vanilla and coconut elements emerge; spice cake flavors develop, as well, with everything coming together in a complementary fashion in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I had never heard of this brewery before but they sure have done a nice job with this beer

Photo of IMFletcher
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Glad this was recommended to me, it's now on the short list of my favorite pumpkin ales.

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a goblet

A- pours a pitch black color with a small creamy tan colored head that leaves a layer of film on top with some short lasting lace left behind

S- this beer smells like Halloween! Slightly smokey roasted malt gives aromas of chocolate and toffee candy, big whiff of sweet vanilla cream, pumpkin spicing kicks in near the end with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and toasted pie crust

T- deep roasted smoky malt flavor up front immediately gives lots of chocolate and caramel, followed by some charred wood. The caramel notes continue into the mid-palate before opening up to the pumpkin spicing; notes of cinnamon, nutmeg & vanilla cream, compliment a slightly piney hop presence. The finish provides more smoke and chocolate with more subtle spicing on the finish

M- thick and viscous body with medium carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a smooth velvety finish, ABV is hidden very well

O- I've drank a lot of pumpkin beers, and this is by far one of the best, certainly the best pumpkin stout. The spicing blends brilliantly with the smoky malt of the base beer, with notes of caramel and vanilla to compliment. I'm definitely looking for more of these next year

Photo of WoodBrew
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismann65
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like this pumpkin Smash Very Much !! nice smooth taste !! Yes very Nice !!!
Great flavor !!! mmmmmm !!!! Yes lay it down a few years !!!

Photo of Jessicapickert
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Suds
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rich black color with a dense and serious tan head. Great lace. The smell is amazing....pumpkin ice cream and pie filling. Wow. Booze,maple chocolate....sugar. The taste is sweet, but very bitter. Lots of pumpkin and spice. Intense is an understatement. Huge and lingering aftertaste. Incredibly thick and full mouthfeel. Hides its alcohol well.

Photo of Omnium
3.33/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is spot on, rich creamy brown black two finger head
Aroma is nice. Vanilla and rich roasted chocolate malt, roasted pumpkin and some cinnamon.
Taste goes awry horribly. It's incredibly bitter and soapy. Burnt flavor, really weird almost chemical trait. Pumpkin is buried. Awful
Feel is bitter and lingering.
Overall I don't know how some of you like this so much. I don't know what happened but I poured out half

Photo of _RL_
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaktcc
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsshuck
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rclangk
2.06/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

I know I'm in a minority with this review, but I really did not care for the taste of this beverage.

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.43/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TylerBien
4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TheDrunkenDwarf
3.44/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of tviz33
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndyBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Hrdqore
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Imperial Pumpkin Smash from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
92 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.