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Roadsmary's Baby | Two Roads Brewing Company

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Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States | website

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Roadsmary’s Baby is a traditional pumpkin ale with a Two Roads spin, its aged in rum barrels for added complexity and depth of flavor. The result is a smooth drinking ale with notes of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak and a touch of rum.

Added by CTJman on 08-23-2013

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Reviews by KTCamm:
Photo of KTCamm
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

CT beer run pickup of single bottle. Poured into a pint glass. 10/26

Pours darker brown, right on the cusp of being black. Bubbly white foam. Sweeter malt nose, cinnamon, nutmeg. Spiced rum nose. Taste is a strong pumpkin malt, but interupted by a rum coconut flavor. Vanilla pokes through as well. Lots happening here. Interesting for sure, give credit for the creativity.

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Photo of TheItalianStallion
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a fresh growler into a tulip glass.

A: Dark copper/mahogany color with a small cap of white foam that quickly fades to a thin collar. No lacing at all.

S: Aromas of cinnamon and allspice initially with a touch of rum. A good amount of what seems like clove. Brown sugar with more rum coming out as the beer warms. Not much pumpkin detectable on the nose.

T: Flavors of rum and allspice followed by cinnamon and a hint of brown sugar. Good pumpkin aftertaste, but the pumpkin flavor itself seems a bit lacking to me.

M: Light-medium body with a high amount of carbonation. Personally I would of preferred if this beer was fuller bodied and less carbonated.

O: The thought of a rum barrel aged pumpkin beer had me very excited. The spices in a pumpkin beer along with the cinnamon/brown sugar flavors of rum seem to go hand in hand. However it failed to meet my expectations, and I was a bit disappointed. It wasn't bad, it just didn't blow me away how I thought it would. There is a good rum presence but the only time I really noticed pumpkin was in the aftertaste. Although I wasn't a fan, I can appreciate the fact that this brewery has put a unique spin on the standard pumpkin beer. I just wish it tasted as good as it sounded on paper.

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Photo of braugon
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of Tiernan
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodchipper
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

This beer has the best aftertaste of any pumpkin beer I have tried, level spicing and barrel aging did the trick here. Seriously, Roadsmany's Baby is fun to drink let alone the name which is a hoot. This beer is not just for Halloween, if you can still grab a bottle or few save it for early winter.

LOOK: Nice froth, elegant lacing, hazed dark chestnut hue

SMELL: Well rounded; spice, toasted grain, malty, subtle alcohol, wood, brown sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon

TASTE: Incredibly smooth, dried grassy, toasted bread crust, pie spice, pumpkin flesh, mild wood tannin, kiss of alcohol, earthy, drying tannic wood finish

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Photo of Billolick
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, BTLD 7/29/15 etched on the bottle.

Pour is quite clear, darker amber with a dark pumpkin hue. Moderate khaki cap stays a while and leaves some low strands of lacing.

Surprise....some pumpkin on the nose with some fall spicing.

Malty, some pumpkin, more pumpkin pie spicing and a back note of mellow rum. Nice. Full bodied and packing a punch at 6.8%...nice fall sipper

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +7%

Very good pumpkin beer that manages to have a unique taste in the myriad of pumpkin beers I have tried. Pumpkin spice is there and so is the pie crust. The oaking is subtle until the beer warms. It adds a nice dry flavor to a tasty beer.

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Photo of JC333
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrianBeers1030
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of wattoclone
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clever name but the aroma and taste is just average for a pumpkin beer; not one of the best. Everything about this beer is subdued except the alcohol and finish. For a higher ABV pumpkin I expect a lot more flavor.

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Photo of Nfiorini513
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of far333
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Dark caramel colored with a beige head that settles out slowly and leaves a low fine cap of wispy bubbles. Aroma of faint vegetal notes, some cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg.

Squashy flavor upfront, followed quickly by malty goodness, then some spices, and then a wash of vanilla. Vanilla extract and spikey nutmeg emerge in the finish, which detracts from the overall.

Good mouthfeel, round and creamy. Not a bad beer overall, but the vanilla finish detracts.

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Photo of jefftuck47
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of BranfordBound
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Still doesn't beat my favorite pumpkin ale (Punkin by DFH), but this one comes in at a close second for sure. The taste is really good on this, nice bready malts with a delicious mix of spice. Not too heavy and nothing is really artificial like feeling I get when I drink Pumking from ST. I hear they have a barrel-aged version of this stuff, too.

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Photo of tappangordo
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Ryanm1
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the most original and inventive pumpkin beers. Who would have thought to age a pumpkin beer for enhanced flavor? Pours a brown Amber color. Smells is slightly sweet, with fall time spices and a large woft of pumpkin. Moderate carbonation. Very carbonated and spicy at the front end. The sweetness ends in the smell as the taste is dry with a hint of dark fruit and once again pumpkin. No real noticeable hops. Also mentions vanilla beans which do come out.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Boneheadz Wing Bar
Poured a very murky light brown with an orange tint in the light. Small, cream-colored head. Little retention, moderate lace.
Smell is of mild spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon.
Taste is of malt with hints of the spices. Lacking a bit.
Feel is medium with mild carbonation.
Overall, a one-shot taster.

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Photo of oneil44
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacrza1
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: September 27, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Schneider's Edel-Weisse pokal... OCCASION: fueling up for a new week after seeing my father -in-law return from quadruple bypass--good stuff... APPEARANCE: a solid orange-brown reminiscent of iced tea forms the basis of a mildly effervescent body; off-white head is consistent but not more than a quarter-inch in size; ... AROMA: instant sensation of wet oak, pumpkin, nutmeg--little sign of vanilla... some yeastiness that suggests a funky, earthy, grassy quality... PALATE: buzzing with activity early, before breaking off to a smoothness that finishes in warmth; a dry maltiness ... TASTE: gingerbread, nutmeg, and pumpkin fill out a tasty profile... the vanilla bean appears late, with some floral undertones too... some prune and dry fruits..in a word, complex... OVERALL: a murky, heavy-tasting brown that forms the base for a myriad of fruit and funk...alcohol is slightly detected, and clocking in at 6.8% ABV, that probably shouldn't happen... still, a fall ale that's got great packaging and reasonable content...

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Roadsmary's Baby from Two Roads Brewing Company
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