Good Gourd Almighty Rum Barrel-aged | Cigar City Brewing

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Good Gourd Almighty Rum Barrel-agedGood Gourd Almighty Rum Barrel-aged

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MasterSki on 10-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 344 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -53.3%

Photo of rodmanfor3
2.48/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of Pipelovejoy
2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Rated the scores according to my taste

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Photo of inkdemention
3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.44/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared with Beastmaster. Pours a super murky orange brown color with a half finger yellowish head that recedes quickly. Aroma is overwhelming rum booze--smells like white rum rather than a spiced or dark rum unfortunately--some sweetness, some sour vinegar. Sure hope this isn't infected. Aroma improves dramatically as this warms. more Vanilla cream and squash aroma. Flavor is not sour, thank goodness. Big time rum up front fades into a beautiful sweet medley of vanilla cream and sweet butterscotchy pumpkin. The massive rum up front isn't my favorite, but the wave of amazing vanilla cream pumpkin that comes afterward and lingers on the palate is superb. Super low carbonation, nearly none, and medium thick mouthfeel that I am not a huge fan of. Overall this needs improvement but that lingering vanilla cream flavor saves it and makes this a rich treat good enough for sipping. But I was extremely disappointed here and not sure what CCB Koolaid everyone else is drinking...

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Photo of maximum12
3.47/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

El Cat member here, & have to admit I'm not wild about pumpkin beers, so this was low on my list of things I was excited about. But hey, here we all are. 750ML bottle split with my wife while watching Minority Report.

The pour looks like hideously pureed pumpkin brain: dark orange & murky as the Mississippi in high spring water. Smells like pumpkin gingerbread cookies. And that's all I have to say about that.

Good Gourd Almighty is fucking weird: I have never put anything like this into the sacred temple of my body. Follows the nose to a 'T' except for the rum: there's a strong cross-current of rum loveliness soaking the cookies. The pumpkin is light, thank the Great Pumpkin, & it is cut with a double-fist of spicing. A weakness is the heaviness, this feels like a glut of heavy oil in the stomach. Half a bomber? Probably a bit too much, honestly.

Interesting is the highest compliment I can pay this & the El Cat beers I've had to date have certainly been unique. This one is too heavy & deep to really hit the bullseye, but still a pretty good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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Good Gourd Almighty Rum Barrel-aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 344 ratings