Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Punk'in Disorderly (Bourbon Barrel W/ Marshmallow Fluff) | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Very Good
6 Ratings

Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by orangesol on 11-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by StormKing47:
Photo of StormKing47
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

More User Reviews:
Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of orangesol
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours murky orange with a creamy two finger tall white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving spotty webs of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of oak, old pumpkin skin, nutmeg and other pumpkin pie spices, toasted marshmallows, saison must, butterscotch and some mild bourbon heat. While I do get all of the intended aroma’s they are just a bit too jumbled up.

T - Starts off with a bit of dulled pumpkin pulp quickly giving way to the pie spices, marshmallow, butterscotch and a light warming from the bourbon. Wish the pumpkin would come through more, a bit too much supporting cast not enough star. Finish has some sweetness with a bit of warm bourbon mixed in, not lingering for very long after the finish. Booze is ever present, not making it any easier to consume.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, spicy feel from start to finish. Doesn’t feel too bad but the clashing flavors all try and take over at the same time, combined with the high ABV, make this one hard to consume.

O - I feel like this is what would happen if I brewed a batch of beer with everything in my kitchen cabinet . I don't get as much of bourbon as others were getting, which was nice, but I also don't get a lot of pumpkin, which isn't so nice. Worth a shot if you like strange beers and like to try new things.

 1,361 characters

Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft offering served in a tulip-shaped pint glass. The brew appears a hazy copper color with a white silky head that retains decently. Some solid patchy lace clings to the glass.

The aroma includes quite a bit of bourbon tang. Some raw oakiness and a sweet caramelized sugar aspect with a little touch of cinnamon-like spice. Overwll not bad. As it warms up, the booze qualities start to take center stage and the rest of the qualities become a little muted.

The taste has a mild tang of bourbon that blends into caramel maltiness. Some suggestions of starch like pumpkin or yams is still present in this (which I like) despite the barrel aging. However, as the brew warms up, the focus shifts to be mainly centric to the barrel and the booze.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is smooth and quite enjoyable but as the glass warms it becomes a little difficult to deal with. Gotta give these guys credit for style and originality points though. I just dont think the fluff brought much to the table. I enjoyed the base beer more on its own than what all transpired in the barrel. To each his own, still worth trying if you get the opportunity.

 1,191 characters

Photo of Nlawrence301
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Punk'in Disorderly (Bourbon Barrel W/ Marshmallow Fluff) from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 6 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.