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Good Gourd Almighty - Cigar City Brewing

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Good Gourd Almighty
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94
outstanding

213 Ratings
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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 70
Gots: 60 | FT: 7
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:
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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New York

4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a dark orange brown.

The aroma has bright spicy rum along with pumpkin spices of clove, cinnamon, all spice, along with pumpkin sweetness.

The flavor follows with a punch of rum and barrels in the front along with the base beer shining through of the pumpkin and spices. There's even a rind flavor in there. The spices and pumpkin flow well together with this medium plus sweet rum flavor.

An absolutely delicious rum barrel aged beer, and an even better pumpkin beer, quite possibly the best I have had..

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 02:27:13 | More by dar482
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3.45/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

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Good Gourd Almighty from Cigar City Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.