One late arrival from Colorado’s Breckenridge Brewery, a festive, nitrogen-charged seasonal inspired by the classic pumpkin spice latte. Breckenridge Brewery’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Stout is “stout made with dark roasted malts and carefully roasted, cold pressed coffee beans. Vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves delicately complement the taste of rich pumpkin.”
Results: Coffee dominates the malty, roasted nut-heavy experience, but the rather thin stout is also moderately fruity at times, and just lightly scented with cinnamon and clove notes. Any serious “pumpkin spice” character is relegated to the back end, which offers a smattering of spices, but also heads sideways into a lingering aftertaste of overripe apple and banana.
B- / $12 per four-pack of 15.2 oz cans / breckbrew.com