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Good Gourd Almighty - Cigar City Brewing

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281 Ratings
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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 122
Gots: 59 | FT: 6
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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Photo of maximum12
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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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%

EyePeeAyBryan, Today at 12:38 PM
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3/5  rDev -30.1%

aj_tuna, Today at 05:02 AM
Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

Bottled 10/18/13.

The aroma on this beer is so dominated by rum that if you blindfolded me, I'd think I was smelling a bottle of Captain...dayum! An awesome little element of caramel adds to the appeal of the smell as well.

Taste is way more balanced than you think it would be based on the aroma...there is slight vanilla, pumpkin and rum. None overpowers the other until the end, where rum is definitely noticeable in the finish.

PsilohsaiBiN, Friday at 07:11 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

EuphonicHops, Tuesday at 09:28 PM
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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

ortie, Nov 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

exl_90, Nov 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Kmlund, Nov 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

belleisa_losteo, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Spiced rum, vanilla, oak all compliment the base beer. No one flavor overpowers. Dry finish, not too sweet. Very well crafted beer.

Davepoolesque, Nov 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

KevSal, Nov 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

JOrtt, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of floridadrift
5/5  rDev +16.6%

A true gentlemen's pumpkin beer. I hope to someday redrink this surrounded by books upon books upon bookshelves.

A: Barleywine-ish, orange and murky, swirls of ingredients

T: Booze bomb, pumpkin and desert spices, if you don't like rum, this may be difficult for your lesser being. It has arrived and it isnt going anywhere.

M: Creamy and delicious

O: I had this on the fermenter before anyone could even fathom such an idea, right before CCB bottled this gem. Perfect. Good luck finding it.

floridadrift, Oct 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

LowbrowMedic, Oct 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

cosmonick, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 25, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

MacQ32, Oct 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mookihouse, Oct 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

JR86, Oct 21, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

claspada, Oct 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Phobicsquirrel, Oct 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Dicers, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

mklisz, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

emottram, Oct 18, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -10.5%

TWStandley, Oct 18, 2014
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Good Gourd Almighty from Cigar City Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.