Provisions Series: Burly Gourd | The Bruery

Provisions Series:  Burly GourdProvisions Series:  Burly Gourd
BA SCORE
3.69/5
162 Ratings
Provisions Series:  Burly GourdProvisions Series:  Burly Gourd
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.66%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Halcyondays on 11-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
162
pDev:
16.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
34
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a medium to large dark khaki-light brown head. Good retention, solid soapy bubbles leave ample lacing on the glass.

Aromas begin with pumpkin spices, dark cocoa and light espresso roasted maltiness. Immediately then you get the large wood/cedar presence from the presumed oak aging. There is a light creamy sweetness in there as well as it warms.

The tastes are much more milk stout and less pumpkin ale. The prominent flavors are lightly roasted dark malts and dark chocolate. Mid-palate you get some pumpkin pie flesh, creamy lactic smoothness and a little bit of Belgian yeastiness, which I could have done without. The finish is faint pumpkin pie spices and a bit of woody tannins and astringency.

The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is toward the dryer end despite the "milk stout" claim which I attribute to the cedar aging once again.

Overall I enjoyed this beer. Not a top pumpkin beer, not a top, milk stout, not a top wood-aged beer, but a good example of all three combined. I feel it would have been better served if they picked 2 of the 3 beer styles and focused on those two as the flavor profile is a little disjointed, but it is still a quality beverage regardless, especially for only $10. Worth a go if you are a fan of wood-aged beers or pumpkin beers. Not a MUST try but definitely a worthy one.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

932nd Review on BA
Draft to Taster

@The Bruery

App- This was like a bit of liquid chocolate on the pour with a good bit of bubbles and cling.

Smell- A good bit of the wood notes on this one. Wasn't expecting that. Has a nice bit of bakers chocolate with some under pinning of spice and pumpking.

Taste- The wood notes carry through and then have a small amount of spice with a little bit of roast and pumpkin. Some, and only a touch of the chocolate follows to the taste.

Mouth- A medium body and a medium carbonation. A nice bit of chocolate and pumpkin. Its tasty and up there with Bootleggers Pumpkin.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Provisions Series: Burly Gourd from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 162 ratings
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