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Good Gourd Almighty - Cigar City Brewing

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Reviews: 24
Hads: 330
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 39.81%
Wants: 121
Gots: 53 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Good Gourd Almighty is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale brewed with copious amounts of pumpkin with Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all-spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg added, and then aged in rum barrels.
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Reviews: 24 | Hads: 330
Reviews by CuriousMonk:
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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky orange brown color with a half finger off-white head that dissipated rather quickly. The aroma overwhelms with some of that barrel rum, which later fades into a beautiful sweet medley of vanilla cream, pumpkin spices, caramel, toffee, cream, nutmeg, and a touch of brown sugar. The flavors do not stray far from those qualities - gentle spice and mellow sweetness make their way through the heat which becomes near non-existent, giving just a kiss on the way backend. I liked how the rum barrel provides a synergy of flavors and brings the beer into focus. This is definitely one of my favorite pumpkin beers.

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3.47/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

El Cat member here, & have to admit I'm not wild about pumpkin beers, so this was low on my list of things I was excited about. But hey, here we all are. 750ML bottle split with my wife while watching Minority Report.

The pour looks like hideously pureed pumpkin brain: dark orange & murky as the Mississippi in high spring water. Smells like pumpkin gingerbread cookies. And that's all I have to say about that.

Good Gourd Almighty is fucking weird: I have never put anything like this into the sacred temple of my body. Follows the nose to a 'T' except for the rum: there's a strong cross-current of rum loveliness soaking the cookies. The pumpkin is light, thank the Great Pumpkin, & it is cut with a double-fist of spicing. A weakness is the heaviness, this feels like a glut of heavy oil in the stomach. Half a bomber? Probably a bit too much, honestly.

Interesting is the highest compliment I can pay this & the El Cat beers I've had to date have certainly been unique. This one is too heavy & deep to really hit the bullseye, but still a pretty good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Shared large bottle.
Drinks like a barleywine, with a somewhat thin body and obviously high ABV.
Overly sweet but otherwise good balance and good, if strong, use of rum barrel aging. Subtle pumpkin.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber. Nice khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Wow it's rummy. Smells like a rum and coke. Some spiced character and a faint pumpkin.

Taste - And it really tastes like a rum and coke. Lots of rum. The pumpkin is lost. Brown sugar. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Not all that sweet, but very boozy. Dry and a little oaky.

Overall - Rum and coke beer. Tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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Good Gourd Almighty from Cigar City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.