Beer Review: THE BRUERY PROVISIONS SERIES: BURLY GOURD

Beer Review: THE BRUERY PROVISIONS SERIES: BURLY GOURD

DAN Beer Reviews presents an exploration into The Bruery’s latest creation – the Burly Gourd, a 6.66% ABV milk stout that ventures into the realm of pumpkin-infused concoctions. This beer, hailing from The Bruery Provisions Series, boasts the infusion of seasonal spices and a unique aging process on cedar chips.

Appearance

In the glass, the Burly Gourd makes a bold statement with its impenetrable black hue, crowned by a resilient tan cap. The visual presentation sets the stage for what promises to be a robust tasting experience.

Aroma

The initial olfactory encounter is dominated by an assertive wave of pie spice. However, rather than invoking anticipation, the potency of these spices proves to be, dare I say, overpowering. The aroma becomes a battleground where subtlety is sacrificed for a bold, almost confrontational spice profile.

Taste

As the Burly Gourd meets the palate, it unleashes a trifecta of intense flavors. Nutmeg takes the lead, accompanied by a robust alliance of chocolate and licorice. The taste journey, while undeniably rich, eventually concludes on a note of bitterness, leaving the drinker with a lingering, somewhat challenging aftertaste.

Mouthfeel

The full-bodied and creamy mouthfeel of the Burly Gourd is an aspect that demands recognition. The beer wraps the palate in a comforting embrace, enhancing the overall drinking experience. This textual symphony is undoubtedly a redeeming quality in an otherwise spiced tumult.

Overall Verdict

In the realm of pumpkin stouts, where subtlety often reigns supreme, the Burly Gourd takes a daring leap towards a more robust flavor profile. While the infusion of seasonal elements is commendable, the overpowering spice presence may deter enthusiasts seeking a more balanced experience. The Burly Gourd, in the end, lands in the realm of ‘decent’ – a beverage that sparks intrigue but falls short of achieving a harmonious fusion of flavors.