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Spooky - Blue Mountain Brewery

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbrauneis on 09-01-2013)
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Reviews by obywan59:
Photo of obywan59
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky orange to amber with a 3 finger thick head that becomes chunky as it recedes leaving a bit of thick lacing.

Oak, bourbon and spice with an occasional whiff of pumpkin and chocolate. Very nice.

Oak and alcohol are dominant at first. Very boozy. Bourbon and vanilla and a bit of spice show up when the beer warms. A hint of chocolate. Tart and bitter qualities that both seem out of balance. Borderline cloying. Green.

Thick bodied and sticky, accentuated by the booziness. Peppery carbonation and a substantial burn of alcohol.

This beer certainly has character, but it's boozy and a bit harsh at this stage. However, I think it has great potential as it ages. I intend to sample it again in a few weeks.

obywan59, Sep 24, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dull lightly hazed pumpkin color with a thinner but well sustained off white head atop.Aromas of pumpkin pie spice and heavy bourbon tinged oak and vanilla,it smells boozy and sweet.Thankfully it's not overly boozy and/or sweet with the barrel playing a big role giving off the bourbon and toasted oak notes,cinnamon and nutmeg stand out most on the pumpkin side of things.I didn't pick up the chocolate nibs the beer sat on but all the other parts of the beer came together pretty well,the feel was a little fizzy but not bad.It's a headache inducer I think.

oberon, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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Bierleichen, Nov 01, 2014
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avisong, Sep 07, 2014
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woodchip, Sep 08, 2014
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mozim, Oct 18, 2013
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GFish, Oct 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Kmlund, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Halloween beer!

A- poured into a snifter. Pours a dark and hazy amber color with some orange hues, nice frothy white head has good retention and leaves a small layer floating on top as it settles

S- some raw pumpkin guts up front with some faint underlying cinnamon and ginger, there's some barrel character but it's very hard to find. Faint aromas overall

T- In terms of a pumpkin ale, the pumpkin flavors are of raw pumpkin, rather than the pumpkin spices. Bourbon flavors kick in mid-palate with a hint of vanilla, they aren't very strong but do overpower and flavor of pumpkin. Some sweet brown sugar at the end with a touch of lingering vanilla barrel flavor

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a moderate and silky mouthfeel with with a smooth finish, ABV is barely noticeable

O- I was hoping for a little more assertive pumpkin flavor to match up with the bourbon. Glad to try it but not one I would go back to

Treyliff, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Boozecamel, Sep 14, 2014
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VeganUndead, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of n2185
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a clear, dark orange with two fingers of white head that fades into a frothy ring with little lacing.

S: oak, vanilla, bourbon, and sweet chocolate dominate the nose with some pumpkin spices underneath.

T: bourbon and oak are forerunners here as well with pumpkin spices and cocoa coming through afterward. Sweet breads, vanilla, and caramel bring up a lightly boozy finish.

M: medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is pretty drinkable for being barrel-aged, though is a little on the watery side.

O: an enjoyable beer overall. I wish there were more pumpkin and spice flavors and aromas, but what's there is far from bad.

n2185, Oct 11, 2013
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Spooky from Blue Mountain Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.