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Imperial Pumpkin Smash - Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 16
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

10-11-2013 00:05:50 | More by Dave_Treat
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GaBengal

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

10-25-2013 18:03:39 | More by GaBengal
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 04:01:07 | More by Franziskaner
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

09-26-2013 01:18:12 | More by Schlafly33
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carterbt

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

09-03-2013 03:48:28 | More by carterbt
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leroybrown10

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

10-19-2013 02:52:49 | More by leroybrown10
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 22:26:00 | More by ThickNStout
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 04:57:14 | More by bmwats
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moarmare

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

09-28-2013 01:07:54 | More by moarmare
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MathNut

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

09-19-2013 03:28:48 | More by MathNut
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jamespub

Missouri

3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

served room temp in a chilled glass to try to get to the recommended 50-60* serving temp.

A- pours a dark brown with lots of carbonation. a little more carb than I like to see in imperial stouts, and slightly thinner body, but the head lingers for a short bit and dissipates with some nice lacing. appears as a nice, medium bodied imperial stout.

S- pumpkin, spice, dark chocolate. smells very nice.

T- great pumpkin flavor, the spice is nowhere near overwhelming, accompanies the overall flavor well. dark chocolate lovers, seek out this beer. it has a dry, dark chocolate flavor that lingers. reminiscent of pumpkin bread with bittersweet chocolate chips. i am not a fan of dark chocolate, however I appreciate this complexity and balance. not overwhelming, but definitely stands up to be noticed.

M- dry throughout, it seems.

O- a very unique look on a pumpkin ale. I am enjoying it. schlafly is still the king in my book, but this one is worth getting.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 01:39:26 | More by jamespub
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scratch69

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Dark brown color with a fingers worth of light brown colored head. Nice amount of lacing.

Smell- Dark chocolate, pumpkin, and a little spice.

Taste- Pumpkin and dark chocolate flavors with some spiciness at the finish. Alcohol is detected after the swallow.

Mouthfeel- On the high end of medium bodied, smooth, and creamy. Above average amount of carbonation for the style.

Overall- Either as a stout or a pumpkin ale, this is a very good beer however you approach it.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 19:22:16 | More by scratch69
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zeff80

Missouri

3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, tan head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of pumpkin, lots of spices - like nutmeg and cinnamon.

T - Strong maltiness and chocolate. Very spicy with nutmeg and cinnamon.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied ale.

O - This is a big pumpkin beer. You could buy it now and enjoy it all throughout the holiday season.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 12:13:51 | More by zeff80
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jpaulsen

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-16-2013 00:16:23 | More by jpaulsen
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atone315

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-25-2013 00:33:53 | More by atone315
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-21-2013 01:09:25 | More by StlHopHead77
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-06-2013 14:36:24 | More by Morey
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-18-2013 13:46:14 | More by Kahlerbock
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-23-2013 15:59:16 | More by OriolesFan1008
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-11-2013 02:59:30 | More by Dicers
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dalepryor

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.3%

09-07-2013 07:58:31 | More by dalepryor
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jewellrunner

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-21-2013 02:22:08 | More by jewellrunner
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-21-2014 16:23:31 | More by scruffwhor
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-05-2013 13:05:20 | More by ldhughes3
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Tafyob41

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-24-2014 04:50:12 | More by Tafyob41
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Imperial Pumpkin Smash from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
92 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.