Black O' Lantern Pumpkin Stout

Utah
United States
Wasatch Beer Black O Lantern Pumpkin Stout
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Alone in his laboratory one stormy night, a madman crossed imperial stout with pumpkin to create this frankenbrew. How good is it? Well, scary good.

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
14
Served at: 
45 - 50˚ F
Hops: 
Willamette
Malts: 
Chocolate, Pale
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The aroma greets the drinker with moderate pumpkin pie spices of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg that dominate. The stout characteristics take a backseat to the spices with a suggestion of coffee, chocolate and very light bready base malt. The spice character increases in intensity in the flavor and leans toward the nutmeg. A hint of chocolate lingers through to a pleasurable residual sweetness and medium hop bitterness and a medium-dry finish. A light creaminess on the palate creates a very pleasant mouthfeel. The roasted malt character needs to be a bit more in the forefront to allow the stout characteristics to shine through, but overall, this is a very enjoyable winter ale.