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Imperial Pumpkin Smash - Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 23
Gots: 48 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beer4Baltimore on 08-16-2013)
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Photo of GallowsThief
2/5  rDev -51.8%

Out of a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

A – Dark, root beer brown on pour with a healthy tan head that stuck around and left small rings in the glass.

S – Allspice, pumpkin, vanilla. Not overwhelming smell but very pleasant.

T – Hmm. Astringent and bitter. Do not taste the spice in this one. Not good. Bad bottle? Drain poured.

M – See taste. Tough one.

O – Not sure here. It looks and smells good but the taste is tough. Overwhelmingly bitter and has a funky astringent taste. I love all things pumpkin be it pie, cake, seeds, beer whatever. It is one of my absolutely favorite things and I tend to like any pumpkin beers (even ones others hate) but something is up here. Weird.

GallowsThief, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of user785335
2.2/5  rDev -47%

user785335, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
2.35/5  rDev -43.4%

Random bottle from World of Beer. Never heard of these guys but this sounded interesting. Pours black with a khaki to mocha head. Aroma of sweet pumpkins, some cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg spice, sweet cream and sugar. Flavor is cloying chocolate pumpkin spice with an artificial sweetener finish, and maybe a hint of roast. Thin, medium carb, blegh. This is pretty much undrinkable.

BMMillsy, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of KirkFrancis
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

KirkFrancis, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of brandoman63
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

brandoman63, Yesterday at 10:01 PM
Photo of Mikemcgrath4
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Mikemcgrath4, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Dave_Treat, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of GaBengal
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

GaBengal, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
3.28/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Absolutely jet black in color. No chance of any light getting through this one. A wisp of white foam rests on top. Complex aroma of pumpkin, raisins, fig, and molasses. Sweet smelling for certain. Thick and sticky. Plums, raisins, and dates mixed with pumpkin in the taste. Like a lactose stout in terms of sweetness. Reminiscent of Red Dragon Stout, but with more alcohol, pumpkin and not as well executed. This is a bit too sweet, but is pretty unique.

Franziskaner, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Schlafly33
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Schlafly33, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of GTJayG
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

GTJayG, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of IpeeA
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

IpeeA, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

carterbt, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of HarmonMW
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

HarmonMW, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

jkhobbs99, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of leroybrown10
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

leroybrown10, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Kevinpitts
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Kevinpitts, Friday at 08:26 AM
Photo of Evango
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%

Evango, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of ThickNStout
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle that my brother gave me. Bottled 7/8/13 (3189). Served in a Pumpking goblet.

Pours cola black with a full finger of deep tan head. Maintains a nice pillow and laces pretty well.

Smells of sweet pumpkin, cream, nutmeg and a bit of dark roast coffee. Similar to pumpkin pie.

The stout and pumpkin flavors dance well together. Bitter dark chocolate, pimpkin pie, coffee, toffee, pie spice, mild pine, smoke and cinnamon. There's enough going on that the 10%+ abv goes virtually unnoticed. I'm not sure if it's smoked/burnt malts or bittering hops but there's a near-overbearing bitterness persistent throughout.

Full, creamy body with dull carbonation. Lingering bitterness in the finish but pumpkin pie, cocoa and coffee are also back there.

Solid, not stellar. Between this and Warlock, I've confirmed that I enjoy pumpkin imperial stouts. Maybe not worth hunting but definitely worth trying.

ThickNStout, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

JohnBender, Tuesday at 06:33 PM
Photo of bmwats
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Black. Pours a slight, foamy, brown head. Settles quickly. Spotty, persistent lacing.

S: Pumpkin, nutmeg, and black licorice.

T: Pumpkin is prominent. Lots of licorice, too. Accentuated with some fall spice, and maybe a little clove.

M: Thick and heavy, with a slightly bitter finish that lingers on the palate.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark hue, fair head, and some persistent lacing. Nose is pumpkiny and fall spicy with a hefty dose of licorice. Pumpkin and black licorice accentuated with nutmeg and clove. Overall, this is a good quaff.

bmwats, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of KevinL
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

KevinL, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

rspauldi, Aug 25, 2014
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Imperial Pumpkin Smash from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
92 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.