Imperial Pumpkin Smash | Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Imperial Pumpkin SmashImperial Pumpkin Smash

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Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Beer4Baltimore on 08-16-2013

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5/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +22%

My favorite Pumpkin beer by Far! Deep Dark Mysterious and oh so Pumpkin Good!

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5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far my favorite "fall" beer. Delicious.

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Photo of StubbyMenstrual
4.96/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L: Poured into a pint glass. Pours opaque black with a tan head. Nice lacing on the glass.

S: Biggest nose of any beer I have tasted. Smells like a Yankee Candle. A veritable potpourri of aromas. Vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, coffee and chocolate and some I haven't identified. How'd they cram all of those smells into one beer?

T: Big and bold. Tastes just like it smells. So many flavors, my mouth is overwhelmed. Starts up front with all of the spices and ends with a wonderful hop bitterness and booziness that lingers on the tongue forever.

F: Smooth and rich with an astringent quality.

O: My favorite pumpkin ale. If there is a better pumpkin ale out there I haven't tried it yet. Very hard to find in my town for some reason. None of the beer vendors seem to buy a lot of it, and it sells out very quickly.

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4.9/5  rDev +19.5%

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4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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4.82/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black color. Sweet pumpkin aroma. The first thing I notice when I taste it is what a wonderful stout this is. Dark, heavy, malty, with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Then, oh yeah, it has some pumpkin and spice notes. Not that they’re weak, on the contrary, I think they’re nicely slipped in there and give the perfect amount of flavor, and don’t overpower the beer. Too many fall seasonals are pumpkin beers that are excessively pumpkin in flavor, but are in the end lousy beers. This one strikes a fantastic balance. Slightly boozy, weighing in at 10.6% ABV. Definitely a sipper. Thick and lacy mouthfeel. Leaves an aroma in the glass well after it’s gone. Of course it’s North Carolina and it’s well into the 80s even on the night I’m drinking this, but I can imagine this is a good one to have on a cold autumn night.

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4.82/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drank in combination with a Rhetoric Bourbon. The combo was mind blowing. This beer is HEAVILY spiced. It is best on a cool fall evening and mixed with good fall foods.

L: Opaque and minimal head. A good look for an imperial stout. Can see the cinnamon and spices mixed into the dark beer,
S: Cinnamon, Cloves, Vanilla, Nutmeg, and some pumpkin/gourd like hints. Amazing to just get a few good wafts of fall flavor off of it.
T: A punch of all these wonderful flavors mixed into a glass of beer. It is really really powerful. Sweet, but isn't that the point???? This beer is able to overpower and not for the faint of heart. Really really well done though.
F: CHEWY. The spices are so thick that you feel like this beer is a thanksgiving meal in a bottle. Bite through the nutmeg and cloves and cinnamon and you land on a fantastic balance of alcohol offset by some mild pumpkin flavoring.
O: A fun beer. One that you can hand to any friend and surprise them with how much they will enjoy it despite how much it appears that it should be overpowering and cloying on the palate. It is not in any way. If anyone doesn't like this beer, I can understand that point of view but I don't want them as my friend!

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4.8/5  rDev +17.1%

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Photo of spacecake9
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Poured into my Pumking Goblet.

A - Very dark almost black with a 1/2" head that shrinks down to a ring with lacing on the side of the glass. Looks delicious.

S - Not a strong aroma but you get vanilla and pumpkin.

T - Wonderfully balanced flavors of coffee, chocolate and pumpkin with just a hint of alcohol. And very drinkable - I find myself reaching for my next sip before the flavor from the last sip is gone.

M - Medium mouth feel and medium carbonation. Flavor sticks in your mouth for awhile.

O - This is a fantastic pumpkin beer. Great marriage of stout and pumpkins. For me the key is everything is so well-balanced, just can't say enough about this beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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Imperial Pumpkin Smash from Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
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