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Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Pumpkin - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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87
very good

115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 35
Gots: 28 | FT: 3
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Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: davey101 on 11-01-2012

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4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2014 version at 12.0 ABV

Subtly spiced so the bourbon aging is the star. Vanilla overtones. This highly alcoholic beer is very unique and enjoyable. Great substitute for a hot toddy as it warms you.

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2.85/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is the 2014 edition. Murky and the color of unfiltered cider with a brief flicker of foam.

The first sip tells the story-- this is one of the wierdest beers you will ever hope to taste. It's exactly like a Mexican candy, the big chunks of fruitlike stuff bristling with chrystalized sugar. The squash flavor comes through in the aftertaste. I think this was aged in a fruitcake instead of a barrel. There is a touch of something boozy, followed by a hot alcohol rush. Welcome to the monkey house!

From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Coit Liquors in San Francisco. I could of had a couple of six packs of very tasty craft beer for the price of this concoction.

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3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.45/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2013 edition bottle # 3147. Purchased over the summer in Maine. The label claims 12% alcohol.

A- Pours a dark orange hue. Body has a uniform translucency. Pours with a very small soapy head that immediately fades to a thin collar. Very little lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Sweet bourbon, vanilla, pumpkin, oak, thick honey. A hint of cinnamon, nutmeg and an overtone of alcohol astringency.

T- Bourbon flavors are the highlight upfront with a soft pumpkin and somewhat prominent woody backbone. The finish highlights nutmeg and cinnamon with a touch of honey and a touch of alcohol astringency. Lingering is a hint of spice and a big alcohol warmth.

M- Low, but very tingly carbonation that fades quickly. Body is medium weight and slightly sticky with bourbon and honey, yet slightly bland.

O- Overall this is a nice pumpkin ale that really highlights bourbon barrel aging. I would say the bourbon characteristic are the most forward, followed by honey and pumpkin, and subtle barrel. It is a big boozy tastefully crafted pumpkin.

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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Great pumpkin and bourbon notes, the only thing is there is a bit of a medicinal aftertaste - I feel like this is unique to this year's batch. I don't remember that taste last year.

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4.12/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

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Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Pumpkin from Shipyard Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.