Die Kreuzen Imperial Pumpkin Porter | Burnt Hickory Brewery

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4.14/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burnt Hickory Brewery
Georgia, United States
burnthickorybrewery.com

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,205
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
48
pDev:
9.42%
 
 
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5
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of KensWorld
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Prost to one of the tightest Hardcore bands of the early 80’s. Great beer too.

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Photo of Robemiller9
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigdog3838
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've always loved pumpkin porters- I'd mix my own back in the day when almost no one but Elysian made them. This one is exceptional- it pushes the envelope with a deep, almost burnt, roastiness that contrasts nicely with the not too sweet pumpkin and spice and has that underlying silkiness that tames the roast a bit from the pumpkin itself. Always a treat from this very good brewery.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a dark brown in color with a nice two inch foam. Nice Chocolate, Pumpkin and some spices on the nose. upon tasting the pumpkin flavor was enjoyable, you also get vanilla and some spices. Much better pumpkin beer than the Shipyard Pumpkin Ale I had the day before.

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Photo of GABrew
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T_Hass
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SuperBrewThru
4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Has to be the best pumpkin beer out there. i hate pumpkin beers and this one just kills it. Die Kruezen, don't get the name but i love the beer! it's great!

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Photo of shivtim
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
2.5/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BigGold
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from growler, purchased at Wise Owl Growlers, Kennesaw, Georgia, into faceted mug. Well-balanced pumpkin beer, i.e., not too much pumpkin or pumpkin pie spice flavors.

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Photo of mbgeibel
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Omonigan
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

look: Dark brown with some cola highlights. Tan head with wisps of lingering lace.
smell: Roasty Porter and aromatic spices compete in a good way.
taste: really nicely integrated Porter and Pumpkin, and aromatic spice. Smooth and mostly dry. Very tasty.

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Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Chocolate, pumpkin and spice in the nose. I note spice and chocolate in the mouth. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Beerando
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

L - Dark brown, with no clarity, 1 finger of head and some nice tan sticky lace left all over the glass

S - Pumpkin and spices, cocoa

T - Vanilla, pumpkin and spices

F -Light body and thin. Low carbonation.

O - A tasty pumpkin porter, smooth and well balanced and easy to drink

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThickNStout
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 9.99. No bottling date but this was released late September/ early October. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours a dark brown, like black tea, with a three quarter finger tan head. The froth shrinks to a broken halo, leaving some wide bursts of lace.

Snells of chocolate, spiced gourd, brown sugar and perhaps it is my imagination but I get something like pie crust towards the back end. Nice.

The flavors open up similar to a molè stout with a good bit of spice and chocolate. Cinnamon, pumpkin, roast malt, chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, pie crust and something I perceive as oats. Almost no noticeable alcohol. The pumpkin and spice additives are well integrated but the base porter shines through.

Creamy, medium body with fairly soft carbonation. Finishes with a pleasing spiced chocolate pumpkin note.

I think Burnt Hickory may have done some tweaking to the recipe over the past year. I've enjoyed this in years past but this year I think it is substantially better. I'd never before noticed how excellent the base porter is and the added pumpkin and spice create a delicious seasonal accent. This is a great pumpkin porter and worth a try for fans of the style.

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Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBGordon
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a cooled bomber into a tulip.

A: Pours a dark chocolate brown with a foamy off-white head that quickly thins to a ring but lacey nicely throughout.

S: Notes of pumpkin, toast, coffee and a little toffee.

T: Light roast with notes of pumpkin and spices. Coffee and pumpkin.

M: Medium bodied, a little thin for a porter. Some carbonation keeps the palate from getting cluttered with pumpkin.

O: A nice-tasting beer that could use a little heft through the middle, it is nonetheless satisfying and with a well-hidden ABV. This was my second helping and I enjoyed both sessions.

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Die Kreuzen Imperial Pumpkin Porter from Burnt Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 48 ratings