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Pumpkin Tzar - Naparbier Sdad. Coop.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Naparbier Sdad. Coop. visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: GONZALOYANNA on 02-15-2013)
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No bottling date, this batch just hit shelves though.

A: Pitch black pour with a pitch-black head. Head is indistinguishable from the body of the beer for a few seconds until it starts to lighten up. Now that's dark. Heavy, thick head though it's a bit short. Must be lower carbonation. Head fades out pretty quickly with zero lacing. Very little head retention. What head there is, is black as night. Impressive.

S: Heavy roasted malt. Chalky, smoky and even some chocolate. A little stinging spice, must be the habaneros. There's that waxy, chalky aspect of chili peppers too. No pumpkin in the aroma that I can tell. Update: I went and blew my nose and now all I smell tons of pumpkin. Funny.

T: Instant burst of dark chocolate and char, almost immediately usurped by some surprisingly spicy habaneros. Chalky, charry and hot, nice combination. Really nice spiciness, this isn't some pretend chili pepper beer. They mean business. Not super hot like a Punishment or Crime, it's plenty tolerable. Chalky, dry roasted malt finish with loads of char and bitter dark chocolate floating around in the aftertaste. No real sign of the pumpkin unfortunately. This is basically just a chili stout.

M: Heavy, thick, lower carbonation and quite spicy. Chalky to boot.

O: A nice chili stout, wish I could get some pumpkin out of the flavor. However, the roasted malt and chili pepper strengths are way up there and are probably drowning out the generally mild pumpkin flavor. It's still good though, just not what I was hoping for. I do love my stouts and my peppers though, so I gotta give it props regardless of what I was expecting.

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S: A very sharp aroma of malt, peppers, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of hints of coffee, chocolate, malt, a good shot of peppers, and some hops in the finish. The pumpkin element is there, but it seems to be overwhelmed by the peppers and other ingredients. Nonetheless, this flavor is oddly likeable and complex. The high ABV% is not even noticeable.

M: An average amount of carbonation with a fiery finish, courtesy of the peppers. Full-bodied.

O: Definitely not your typical RIS. This might seem like a gimmicky beer, but it's a solid brew and worth checking out, especially if you're looking for something different.

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Pumpkin Tzar from Naparbier Sdad. Coop.
85 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.