Good Gourd Almighty Rum Barrel-aged
Cigar City Brewing

Good Gourd Almighty Rum Barrel-agedGood Gourd Almighty Rum Barrel-aged
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From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
ABV:
12%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 10.05%
Ratings:
346
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 20, 2020
Added:
Oct 25, 2013
Wants:
  99
Gots:
  52
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Notes: None
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3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Consumed Fall 2015. Didn't quite hold out long enough to wreck this at Thanksgiving.

Pours brown leaning into that dark red mahogany towards the edge kind of color, tan head 1/4". Big boozy rum barrel nose had me a little tepid going in for the first sip. Beyond that I suppose you could pull pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg kind of fall pie spices out of it.

Taste wasn't as hot or bitter as I thought. Perhaps Bruery's Autumn Maple gave me ptsd, which seems a pro pro since ptsd is most prevalent in the highest standard of living parts of the world and Bruery makes damn good beers (usually). Nice melding of pumpkin and rum, light suntan lotion meets rum kind of sweetness to it. Good drying note from the oak. That really helps this methinks. If you're like some weirdo who beats off to pumpkin beers, you might think the barrel gets in the way, but for me, this might be the best rum barrel beer I've had (Eclipse Rum barrel was shockingly good too) and its definitely my favorite pumpkin beer I can think of.

May 20, 2020
 
4.05 by 2beerdogs from California on Dec 15, 2019
 
4 by JamLand from District of Columbia on Nov 03, 2016
 
4.22 by pisano from Massachusetts on Sep 07, 2016
 
4.11 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Aug 11, 2016
 
4.59 by dcmchew from Romania on May 31, 2016
 
4.5 by Ciocanelu from Romania on May 18, 2016
 
3.99 by BeerOps from Illinois on May 17, 2016
 
4.08 by TheBlueJerzzzz from Virginia on Mar 16, 2016
 
4.65 by Mpontiakos from Virginia on Mar 13, 2016
 
3.5 by t2grogan from Arizona on Mar 12, 2016
 
3.5 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Mar 08, 2016
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3.64/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75
by beerhan from Ohio

2013 bottle

A-Pours a thick reddish brown, one finger head

S-straight up rum, nothing else here

T-it tastes like pumpkin spice flavored rum. The rum flavor is predominant, overwhelming almost followed by an above average pumpkin spice flavor.

M-real crisp with perfect carbonation for the ABV

O-As one who does not care for pumpkin beer, this one is pretty good. The rum is overkill and it really only needed a little time to take the flavors but I'll bite.

Jan 09, 2016
 
4.81 by joemochas from Florida on Jan 01, 2016
 
4.43 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Dec 22, 2015
 
4.33 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado on Nov 27, 2015
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4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by corby112 from Pennsylvania

Pours a dark golden orange color that appears caramel brown in the glass wih mahogany edges and a two finger off-white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of sappy lacing coat the glass on the way down.

Intense aroma but still very inviting. Smells like a rum soaked pumpkin pie with a prominent barrel presence that's nicely integrated into the notes of a pumpkin beer. Dry charred oak with slight toothpick character but not harsh or overwhelming. The tropical rum spiciness blends well with the autumnal spices, sweet malt and pumpkin pie notes. Rum soaked fruit cake with pumpkin purée, allspice, clove, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla.

Wow, this is a really big beer and you can definitely feel and taste it. Huge barrel presnce with strong rum flavors without becoming too hot or overpowering. Subtle oak and vanilla bean but not too charred or toothy. Spicy rum blends well with the autumnal spices and pumpkin pie flavors. Rum flavor is a little too sweet for my preference but there's a heavy spice presence balancing things out. zesty hints of black pepper, allspice, glove, ginger and nutmeg. The spices and strong barrel flavors take over the pumpkin elements. Shows up more as it warms with vanilla, nutmeg and pumpkin purée. Some boozy heat in the finish but the high ABV is decently masked once the palate adjusts. Could use more complexity and better balance but it's pretty flavorful with a nice blend of spicy rum, oak barrel, earthy spice and desert/pumpkin pie sweetness. Feels more like a barrel aged pumpkin barleywine.

Nov 23, 2015
 
4.25 by devilfluff from New Jersey on Nov 20, 2015
 
4.3 by Lucoli from New York on Nov 11, 2015
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2.48/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

A small pour was more than enough of this beer.

It smells like pumpkin pie filler.

The taste is basically a sweet pumpkin pureed with an awful bitter finish.

Definitely one to avoid.

Nov 07, 2015
 
4 by Houser from Pennsylvania on Nov 05, 2015
 
4.16 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania on Nov 03, 2015
 
3.99 by Marcos_Graziano001 from Florida on Oct 03, 2015
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4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by sweemzander from Illinois

750mL bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a hazy sienna color with reddish highlights minimal tan froth.

(S)- A warming and welcomed aroma of pumpkin pie overall. Bigger on the spice but very sexy.

(T)- Liquid pumpkin pie. Slight hint of the rum barrel but a sexy flavor overall. Nice clove component on the finish.

(M)- Mellow carbonation level meets an incredibly sexy balance and mouthfeel. The rum barrel really brings the richness up a notch or two.

(O)- A sexy pumpkin ale. Everything is in the right place and really well balanced.

Aug 15, 2015
 
4.23 by Hopsiam14 from Minnesota on Jul 21, 2015
 
4.74 by LancetherealLeader from South Carolina on Jul 10, 2015
 
4.6 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania on May 19, 2015
 
4.6 by Anaxagoris from Washington on May 18, 2015
 
4.37 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania on May 13, 2015
 
4.9 by MacSon1982 from Florida on May 12, 2015
 
3.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on May 08, 2015
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3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Dave_Treat from Virginia

Rated the scores according to my taste

May 07, 2015
 
4.41 by BeerMeBro720 from Ohio on Apr 27, 2015
 
3.99 by 22Blue from Kansas on Apr 02, 2015
 
4.14 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina on Mar 22, 2015
 
4.09 by Chris-1911 from Illinois on Mar 14, 2015
 
4.3 by imperialking from Illinois on Mar 12, 2015
 
4.29 by Kurmaraja from California on Mar 11, 2015
 
4.22 by IrishGermanAmerican from Texas on Mar 05, 2015
 
4 by Mantooth from North Carolina on Mar 03, 2015
Good Gourd Almighty Rum Barrel-aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 346 ratings