Burly Gourd | The Bruery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Burly GourdBurly Gourd
162 Ratings
Burly GourdBurly Gourd

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
firstprev| 101-125 | 126-150 | 151-175  | next → last
Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Brew33
2/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of emaciated
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jerz
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Retsinis
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of my Reserve Society membership. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a dark brown color with a nice light tan head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries some roasted malt and chocolate plus a nice bit of pumpkin pie spice. The flavor hits the milk stout aspect well and adds a bit of pumpkin spice, though nothing overpowering. The cedar is there in the background. Medium body with a smooth carbonation and nice spice to the finish. Well done.

 477 characters

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jlb502
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of dksl16
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mthomas84
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of billshmeinke
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Pitch black with a three finger off white head. Retention and lacing are both excellent. Great looking beer.

The nose is all pumpkin pie spices. Hint of vanilla and sone lactose as well, but the spices dominate.

The taste features roasty, earthy and chocolatey notes up front, some lactose too, which is swept away by pumpkin pie (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, all spice, biscuit like bread and pumpkin). The finish is quite roasty, a tad earthy and sports a cedar smoke spiciness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, and super smooth until the carbonic acid and spiciness kicks in.

Definitely gonna be drinking this over autumn maple this year. Lactose component is mild, cedar spiciness is quite interesting, very enjoyable all around.

 768 characters

Photo of FosterJM
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.

 609 characters

Photo of Halcyondays
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Bruery,

A: Pours black with a medium tan to brown head. Good retention, solid lace.

S: Dark chocolate with some autumn spices.

T: Very much a stout, the prominent flavours are roast and dark chocolate. The pumpkin and spice are the undercurrent and mix well with the base beer. Nice wood finish with a hint of sugar.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp carbonation, smooth and creamy. Makes its presence felt.

O: A nice hybrid of styles. I like the idea of a stout/pumpkin beer. Did remind me of Fisherman's, just bigger and better.

 549 characters

firstprev| 101-125 | 126-150 | 151-175  | next → last
Burly Gourd from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 162 ratings