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Roadsmary's Baby - Two Roads Brewing Company

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very good

49 Reviews
very good

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Reviews: 49
Hads: 335
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 25
Gots: 75 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CTJman on 08-23-2013

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.
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Reviews: 49 | Hads: 335
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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2/5  rDev -46.7%

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4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
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 (662 characters)

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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. (240 characters)

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3.72/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
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. (218 characters)

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3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
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. (460 characters)

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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. (347 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly dark, translucent ale, topped with a small beige head with decent retention.

Subdued aroma, with very smooth notes of rum, vanilla, and pumpkin all blending together.

Flavor follows: it's just an overall smooth ale. Pumpkin, vanilla, and just a bit of spice all complement a beer that is mostly toasted malts - toffee, tannin, and very light brown sugar - mixed with the smoothest, lightest touch of rum.

Very smooth and silky mouthfeel; medium, a little sticky, a little lively. Very nice.

Any more barrel notes would overwhelm this beer. Any more pumpkin would make it indistinguishable from the other spicy pumpkin beers already on the market. This is a very nice, balanced, subtle beer, that is ale first, rum second, pumpkin third, and I find that very smooth and enjoyable. (794 characters)

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3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Roadsmary's Baby from Two Roads Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.