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Good Gourd Almighty - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 124
Gots: 56 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ok well this is an odd beer.

Has a nice off white head, and a darker appearance than Good Gourd.

Smells exactly like a rum and coke. So weird. Not bad, but just strange.

There's more Good Gourd in the taste. It's pretty tasty, but I might actually prefer regular Good Gourd.

Very smooth, not boozy. Fairly full.

Overall, this is quite good, but not as good as Good Gourd. Admittedly, I don't like rum very much. So that probably didn't help. I'm a bourbon guy, so the sweetness and spice added by the rum wasn't as pleasurable as I'd hoped.

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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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Poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter. Pours a warm amber color with a slight tan head. Some lacing. Strong aroma of rum and warm spices. Rum and spice flavor dominates at first. As the beer warms the flavors really develop well and achieve a nice balance between pumpkin, spices, and barrel aged flavors. A wonderful sipping beer. Lacks the mouthfeel and thickness that you would expect from a CCB beer or a barrel aged beer. The barrel aging doesn't add as much to the already near-perfect Good Gourd as I would expect. I highly recommend serving this beer warmer than your average pumpkin ale.

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A-Cloudy ruby red, some carbonation, one finger head that leaves some lacing.

S-Lots of rum, some spice, tad bit of pumpkin.

T-Starts with some rum and then balanced out with spice and cinnamon. However the pumpkin never really comes through and the rum slightly dominates.

M-Lighter to medium in body, not much carbonation and some alcohol heat.

O-Too much rum. Like Avery Rumpkin the rum donimates the other flavors. Maybe aging would help but the rum needs to be toned down.

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Good Gourd Almighty from Cigar City Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.