Imperial Pumpkin Smash | Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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4.09/5
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452 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
Missouri, United States
crownvalleybrewery.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,933
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
452
pDev:
13.69%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
102
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 452 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of Axius-Ray
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WynnO
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours close to black with an orangish hue. Smells and tastes like coffee, roasty stout, chocolate, and some pumpkin spices. You can tell it's a big beer but it's not overly boozy. Mouthfeel is not as smooth as, say, Warlock, but still a tasty rendition of a pumpkin stout.

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Photo of bigred89
3.57/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Base stout good. Spices over the top even for a pumpkin ale. (Wife liked it better).

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Photo of daliandragon
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up not knowing much about it other than that it was a pumpkin I had not seen before and had a good rep. The look is near black with little head. Raisin, molasses, smoke, and wood coat the boozy nose.

Very dry and tight for the abv. Big dark fruit note throughout with grapeskin and dark chocolate dominating. Bits of tobacco or vegetal note but not a negative, more decorative after the smoke.

Definitely high octane and not a drinkable pumpkin, I can see it in limited use or as a nightcap. Lots to chew on here.

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Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nick_perry
1.9/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

After thinking so highly of last year’s version, I was excited to get my hands on this year’s. Unfortunately, this batch I had was way off. Strong vegetal note, unripe fruits, and a burning alcohol sensation. I'm thinking acetaldehyde and an issue with fermentation. Really surprised they even tried to sell it given this glaring flaw.

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Photo of thefuzzyone
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marklaker
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cejaev
4.74/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazing pumpkin stout

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monty79_1997
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of valkyre65
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khargro2
3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TerryMills
3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Smells like a nice sweet pumpkin pie or roasted sweet potatoes kinda but the flavor doesn't match the smell. Its a bit too roasted or something that makes it more bitter than sweet and spicy like it smells ..

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Photo of SFC21
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had high hopes for this one but unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. I love the idea of pumpkin stouts, and enjoy creating my own blends. This one shows promise up front with a nice blend of chocolate malts and the right level of pumpkin spice, but the finish was far too astringent and roasty for my liking. The roast approached the level of burnt toast, which wipes out all of the pleasant flavors.

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjw496u
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of warpig372
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Imperial Pumpkin Smash from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 452 ratings