“Our Imperial Pumpkin Stout is deliciously roasted with dark chocolate and toffee notes with a hint of smoke and a little spice from the hops that five it a pine note. 10.6% ABV” – Crown Valley
“Crown Valley Brewing brings us ‘Imperial Pumpkin Smash’. Pumpkin meets stout and hybridizes into a really damn good beer. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it at the store. It’s not what I intended to buy, but it’s certainly what I knew I needed to buy when I saw it. The only problem, it was 1145 am and I had a lot of work to do before it was time to sample this gem. Now for the review.
The taste is phenomenal! The most overwhelming taste is a deep smoky pumpkin flavor. This is exactly what you look for in a pumpkin beer, but often fail to get. I’ve never had a pumpkin beer that has a smoky flavor, but again, this is what you expect when you drink a stout. I love the combination. I also detect some nutmeg and maybe some allspice, with a presence of an overall sweetness mixed in. “ Review by FitzBrew