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Pumkin Tzar - Naparbier Sdad. Coop.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Spain

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GONZALOYANNA on 02-15-2013)
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-28-2014 03:50:46 | More by DrBier
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torriman

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

06-23-2014 18:56:19 | More by torriman
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-28-2014 01:47:41 | More by Chico1985
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JavierGC

Spain

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-26-2013 04:10:28 | More by JavierGC
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-03-2013 02:52:11 | More by CDCNAM
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sd123

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-03-2013 02:17:03 | More by sd123
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Avenue Pub New Orleans. Served in a snifter.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before slowly becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a large patch of surface foam. Somewhat resilient lacing leaves a thick ring around the edge of the glass.

S- Not much aroma besides some heavy char and booze. You can catch a small whiff of the heat from the habanero. There's also this weird aroma that I can honestly only compare to rotting garbage.

T- Damn, you can taste a lot though. Big astringent notes show up mostly as the heat starts to creep in slowly but surely. No pumpkin to speak of though unfortunately. Some sweetness begins to edge its way in which brings with it some dark chocolate. Decently drinkable given the high ABV and band-aid like astringency. The booze actually starts to wear on me as it increasingly starts tasting like bourbon, and not in a good way.

M- Certainly the best thing about this beer as there's lots of slick creaminess. A bit sharp from the heat with medium-low carbonation and the fullest of bodies.

O- If you want a big, boozy RIS with some heat and no pumpkin, this one's for you. Unfortunately, this just ain't my cup o' tea. Was a struggle to finish the large snifter.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2013 23:38:29 | More by Immortale25
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-05-2013 20:06:26 | More by RichH55
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pitch black color with a half finger coffee brown head which gives way to a small ring with little lace. The aroma is of roast and bitter chocolate. There is a small hint of pumpkin as well. The taste follows suit...the front end has a touch of pumpkin before big roasted malts and bitter chocolate come through. The end has a little heat. The mouth feel is silky and thick with some heat. Overall it was well blended but nothing stood out. The bitter chocolate was a little too much.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2013 11:10:28 | More by goblue3509
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hctap00

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-22-2013 20:20:57 | More by hctap00
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

PP at De Molen recommended I try this one. The price was alright, so I gave it a shot. I think this is the first Spanish craft brewer I've had the pleasure of drinking. Cheers PP!

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: A black pour yields a small, medium looking, fizzy, dark tan head with lousy retention. Head dissipates quickly to a faint wisp and ring, though it looks rather flat by the mid-way point. Thick black body, but lousy head.

SMELL: Roasted, dark chocolate and pumpkin aromas in there. Light pepers as well, but nothing overwhelming. Nicely integrated and bold enough to be enticing.

TASTE: Roasted flavors for sure, with chillies and pumpkin up front, leading into a spicy and bitter chocolate finish. Bold and lingering aftertaste is roasted, plenty bitter with chocolate notes, peppery and spicy as well. Nothing overwhelms, showing some nice flavor and balance.

PALATE: Fuller body and lower levels of carbonation. Silky smooth on the palate, goes down fine and finishes sticky. Enough weight on the palate, and a slight bite from the peppers lingers after the swallow. Really nice feel here.

OVERALL: This was actually really good. When PP suggest I take a pumpkin beer home, I almost lost my lunch. This style had never really agreed with me, but the combination with the imperial stout in this one really worked. Well balanced with a big, full feel, this is a very enjoyable brew for sure. If it was easily attainable to me, I'd drink it more often. Thanks for the recommendation PP. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 20:05:25 | More by Jeffo
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On-tap. Snifter glass. Enjoyed on feb´13. Pours pitch-black in color headed by tan foamy crown. It seems lively at fist sight but turns into a lasting thin layer on top. Spots on sides. Heavy roasted malt as well as floral aromas, hints of currants & fruity touch to the nose. Burnt malt upfront provides a dense sensation followed by involving sharp bitterness. Even though malts stand up on line. Flavorful body, medium carbonation. Thankfully, intense body is lightened by fresh vegetable & funny peppery chili in the middle. Spicy touch lingers with slightly burnt coffee into the long finish & remains on the aftertaste. High ABV is well hidden by incredible well balanced flavors. Watch up your step!!! I tell ja.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 23:58:55 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Pumkin Tzar from Naparbier Sdad. Coop.
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.