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Dark Harvest Pumpkin Stout - Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

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Dark Harvest Pumpkin Stout
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jmkratt on 02-11-2011

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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 6
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

these guys are great, not only is it super fun to hang out here, but their beer is way underrated. this one is a dark pumpkin beer, porter or dark brown ale as a base, loaded with fall spices, but i dont think confined to fall seasonal appeal, its richer darker malty body and cinnamon clove complexion make it more of an all cold weather beer. the pumpkin is more subtle than the spices so its not so halloween feeling. creamy and dry on the nitro tap, with the pumpkin flesh showing up more in the finish with the bitterness of the dark grain, while the spices occupy the front end. a light sugary thing, molasses maybe in here, gives it an intentional rawness which is real appealing. really drinkable, i gladly had a few of these. one of the better dark pumpkin beers i can recall, and one of the more clever beers from mountain sun going right now. they always excel at the dark stuff for whatever reason.

Photo of Summer92
3.16/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of iKrystin
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I couldn't wait for this one to be back on draft for Stout Month 2012...the end of time.
On nitro, and probably not for the better....

Pours a slick black body, hints of ruby around the edges. White, nitro foam, thick with tiny bubbles (cue Don Ho). Lacing is thin, which bumps out the '5'

Aroma is subtle, but you can tell that a) it's a stout and b) it's pumpkin. Neither side wins, it's a push. The chocolate and coffee stout are balanced by the pumpkin and spices.

Same with the taste. The pumpkin shines in the end. The stoutness and baked light cocoa in the middle. Coffee in the beginning. This is a good beer, and I like the stout combined with the pumpkin. However, the nitro kills this beer. It creates a creaminess that flattens the flavors and leaves a film. Nitro should be reserved for sweet stouts, not spicy stouts. Just my worthless opinion

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

On-tap at Vine Street Pub for Stout Month 2011. Served in an 8oz milkshake pilsner glass. According to Mountain Sun the OG - 1.069 and the beer is made with over 100 lbs of local pumpkins from Monson Farms.

A - The beer was served dark black with a 1/4" beige head with excellent retention and lacing. The corners were dark brown in the glass.

S - A very soft and pleasant pumpkin pie aroma mixed with a bit of traditional spice: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. Very good.

T - Similar to the nose the beer started with a soft, not overpowering, pumpkin pie flavor. The beer transitions to a more complex flavor as the chocolate, roasted barley, and roasted crystal malts blend with the pumpkin and spice. The beer finishes with a nice roast flavor to accompany the pumpkin and spice. Very clean.

M - Medium to Full bodied with good carbonation. It would have been nice to have a thicker presence on the palette, though not bad.

D - Extremely.

Overall, this was a fantastic beer and I was very grateful to have the opportunity to try it. Like most of Mountain Sun's beers I left wishing I could have had more. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 02-11-2011 19:56:53

Photo of ArrogantB
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Vine Street Pub. Dark black, latte colored tan head. Smells like spices, typical holiday type spices. The taste is odd, pumpkin, spices and then stout all going to war with each other. Its not like any individual flavor was bad but they just seemed to be very conflicting and I couldn't get past it.

Update stout month 2014. - solid flavors, much more coherent than last time.

Photo of Domingo
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of emmasdad
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap the other night at the Vine Street Pub in Denver, as part of the stout month celebration. Poured a deep black color with a nice brown head. The pumpkin pie aromas (especially nutmeg) nicely accent the roasted malt and chocolate. On the palate, medium bodied, with more pumpkin pie spices, roasted malt and chocolate. My favorite of the night.

Photo of Sammy
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There have been a few pumpkin stouts in the northeast. This copycat, on tap at the Boulder Mountain Sun brewpub, is extract based to me. Spices even cloves in a reddish dark brown col;oure body, a little head and lace. Needs more, and real pumpkin. Stout month.

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Dark Harvest Pumpkin Stout from Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
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