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Good Gourd Almighty - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

270 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 123
Gots: 59 | FT: 5
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:
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.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-25-2013)
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Reviews by beerwolf77:
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

beerwolf77, Dec 26, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.45/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

maximum12, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

tectactoe, Mar 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

mctizzz, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

LGB362, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

deebo, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Cynic-ale, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

williamjbauer, Jan 17, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

chinchill, Oct 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

johnyb, Nov 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

rye_so_serious, Nov 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

ChrisMetcalfe, Nov 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

tetu, Jul 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

blabaer, Jan 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

fthegiants, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

cjgator3, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Gonzoillini, Mar 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

David_kent, Apr 11, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Alieniloquium, Nov 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mobius387, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Mugsbat, Apr 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

blindpiggie, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

sfr26, Apr 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

cyrushire, Oct 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

to my taste, couldn't find a single thing wrong with this beer. Delivered in every category for me.

kbuzz, Aug 10, 2014
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Good Gourd Almighty from Cigar City Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.