Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by PatrickSwayze:
3.23/5 rDev -20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A: Pours a beautiful dark amber that is clear and bright with little to no head
S: Incredibly bold on the nose with plenty of spice, a lingering cinnamon from the pumpkin puree, and molasses like sugar.
T: Im not to big into pumpkin ales but i had to jump at the opportunity to try this barrel aged attempt. Quite thick with low carbonation and huge flavor explosion reminiscent of nutmeg. A little all spice with lingering cinnamon and really mild rum characteristics.
M: Pretty thick and syrupy but not overwhelming kind of like mephistopheles.
O: Soo this is a good offering. Nice and complex but prolly should of split it with a friend to compare notes with. I dig it but wish it was a little drier and wish it i could taste more of the wood and rum
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2012 04:10:02 | More by PatrickSwayze
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Batch 1 (bottled 10/5/11) and 3 (bottled 9/8/13) tasted side-by-side
Appearance: Pours a clear copper color and, of course, the younger beer has better head retention, at first, but both heads fritter away after about 30 seconds; not surprising, given the ABV
Smell: The rum is much more apparent in the younger version as is the spicing, but the older version has more depth of pumpkin aromatics
Taste: The pie spice, caramel sweetness and rum pounce on the tastebuds in the younger version but the older version is more mellow, bringing a complex melding of the spices, the rum and the pumpkin; a lot of warmth in the gullet from the younger version bursts forward and interrupts the flavor development while the complexity builds in its older sibling, with the warmth in that one settling deep in the belly
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation and plenty of boozy warmth
Overall: Not sure why this beer has to have such a high ABV but it was very interesting to sample these two beers side by side; at first, I thought the younger version far superior as it forced itself upon the palate; after a few sips, I found myself returning again and again to the older version as it only revealed its complexity with the passage of time
Thanks, RuckusDu, for the 2013 version and I cannot recall the source of the older bottle but thanks go out to whomever shared it with me if indeed I got it from a trade
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2014 01:44:11 | More by brentk56
Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.