Rumpkin - Avery Brewing Company
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4.72/5 rDev +16%
now its 15.8
appearance - nice orangeish amber. head dissipates quickly off a semi rough pour.
smell - pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon and other pumpkin spices, rum, and more caramel
taste - caramel leads the way, pumpkin, a very nice rum, cinnamon, a tiny bit of nutmeg.
mouthfeel - thick, but not overly so, minor sugar coating in mouth, not cloying whatsoever. carbonation is decent considering appearance. feels great for a cold autumn night on the porch.
overall - never had a pumpkin beer that compares...the closest would have to be st arnolds imp stout with pumpkin spices. which is a pumpkin stout? but anyways...this is great fresh but down the road?
10-24-2011 00:35:34 | More by claytong
4.7/5 rDev +15.5%
Had this on tap at the Saucer's 3rd anniverary party. Wow. Sold out the keg in around 2 minutes. I felt lucky to get some of this. Served in a small snifter.
This beer's weakest component was its appearance. Red wi brown hues. Clear, but with little head. It's not like the appeareance turned me offf, but it didn't pull me in either.
The nose is spiced rum. Pure and simle. It's wonderfully smooth. If I smelled a rum like this, I would be ecstatic. However, there's not another layer beyond this, which prevents it from getting the 5.
The taste is spiced rum, too... but a bit more than that. It's spiced rum with a pumpkin spiced aftertaste that flows into a hopped beer finish. Complex and more than I'd ever expect from pumpkin.
The mouthfeel is like that of a good barleywine. Thick and coating. A sipper that doesn't make you want to stop and it coats your mouth with the smallest sip.
Wow. This beer is excellent. My friend that's drinking it with me says it's the best beer he's had in months and I don't want to disagree. I had a St Arnold DR 9 yesterday, but we all know which beer really deserves to be the imperial pumpkin.
01-17-2011 01:45:35 | More by UTCengOwl
4.68/5 rDev +15%
I reviewed this beer earlier, but it was on tap and I only had a 4 oz. pour. At the time I thought that might be all I'd get this year. I was lucky enough, though, to get a few bottles of it and I was finally able to sit down and do a proper review of a full beer. That said, I will let my tap review stand as almost anyone who has had it on tap has also only had 4 ounces.
APPEARANCE: This resembles a classic Double IPA. It is deep copper without much head to speak of. It is very unassuming considering what a big beer this is.
SMELL: Brown sugar, dark rum and pumpkin make up the bulk of the aroma in this one, in that order. Some ginger and other sweeter spices come through in the background as well.
TASTE: Wow. All the aromas from the nose are jam packed into the flavor of this beer and it is incredible. This is what a pumpkin molasses cookie would taste like if it was in beer form. It truly is delicious.
MOUTHFEEL: Smooth, silky and very sweet. Each sip is sticky up front, but dries out for the finish preventing it from getting to sticky and mouthcoating.
OVERALL: Honestly, pumpkin beers don't get better than this. If you get the chance, drink it.
10-25-2011 07:58:08 | More by StoneTSR
4.65/5 rDev +14.3%
Cellared this beer for over 9 months
Pours a clear, dark brown body. Head is a 1/4 inch and tan in color. Lacing was average and head retention was good for such a strong beer.
Smell is of sweet pumpkin pie puree mixed with nutmeg, cinnamon, spiced rum and light alcohol. Sweet caramel, candied figs, and Belgian rock sugar round out the aromas. Hops are not present, this beer is all about sweet malt and spiced pumpkin.
Taste is of sweet, buttery diacetyls, pumpkin pie, clove and nutmeg. Caramelized brown sugar and Belgian Rock sugar is also there, this beer shares similarities to a high quality barleywine or quad. Hops are non existent, alcohol is faint but for 16% alcohol, dangerously well hidden. Rum barrel added some sweetness and spice to overall flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly syrupy, pretty typical for the alcohol content. The head could have been fuller, thats my only gripe with the texture of this beer.
Overall this beer was amazing. I've had it fresh and aging it for almost a year has transformed it into a completely different class. This beer is definitely the gold standard when it comes to Pumpkin/spiced beers, yet its uniquely different from any pumpkin beer I've had. Its a shame that there is no more of this beer available and no plans have been made to release it again. One thing is for certain though, if it does get released again, I will be hoarding a case for my collection.
09-06-2012 02:57:29 | More by angelmonster
4.65/5 rDev +14.3%
A - Pours a cloudy orange-brown with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, oak, rum, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, a bit of dark fruit, and some booze.
T - Starts off with some caramel malts with some brown sugar, pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Through the middle, some oak and Rum comes through with some more pumpkin pie spices and a bit of dark fruit. The finish is a mix of brown sugar, Rum, oak, caramel malts, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, dark fruit, and some booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, warming, and spicy finish.
D - Very drinkable. The almost 16% abv is well hidden and the overall balance is fantastic.
12-06-2012 07:08:58 | More by ngeunit1
Rumpkin from Avery Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.