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Die Kreuzen Imperial Pumpkin Porter | Burnt Hickory Brewery

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Brewed by:
Burnt Hickory Brewery
Georgia, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by ChainGangGuy on 10-25-2012

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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Displays a very dark brown body layered with a slim, pale beige head. Already, the carbonation seems mild, but it's being served through a hollowed pumpkin, so it's all good, baby.

Smell: Firm, crisped roasted malts in the nose, but also some charred toast notes. Not overtly sweet-scented baker's chocolate. Pumpkin and apropos spices are present, but not the chief focus of the aroma.

Taste: It's roasty, chocolaty, still with the burnt toast quality, but also some sweet caramel and slow, low wave of spicing. Prompt pumpkin flavor, but, as with the nose, it's not overblown. Instead, it's well-integrated with the dark malts. Drying, dark malt finish with a subtle spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Just a hair over medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: Burnt Hickory Brewing, ladies and gentlemen.

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Photo of chinchill
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle of Imperial Pumpkin Porter. The bottle gushed when the cap was popped. Poured near black and near opaque with a huge, durable, foamy tan head.
Aroma: odd mix of earthy hops, toffee, and light 'Fall' spices.
Flavor: a fine blend of baked pumpkin, light pumpkin pie spices, dark dried fruits, toffee, brown sugar, and vanilla.
Feel: very smooth, full body with medium-high but soft carbonation.

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Photo of wrw5031
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
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 jlove5
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Photo of sendsilk
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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

Photo of KG710
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.1/5  rDev -1%

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

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

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 Jmikepow
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewDogBarley
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Zach136
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%

Appearance: Hazy brown - off white head

Aroma: Big nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove adjuncts. Touch of some darker malts.

Flavor: Aforemention adjuncts rounded out with a toasty, bready, quality and hints of pumpkin.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, pretty drinkable.

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Photo of sendbeer
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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Die Kreuzen Imperial Pumpkin Porter from Burnt Hickory Brewery
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