Pump[KY]n | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon barrel-aged pumpkin porter, spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves, and aged in fresh Bourbon barrels for 6 months.

Batch #1: 17.22% ABV
Batch #2: 15.00% ABV
Batch #3: 18.80% ABV
Batch #4: 18.80% ABV

Added by BeerVikingSailor on 08-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
975
pDev:
10.6%
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
298
Trade:
42
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Ratings: 975 |  Reviews: 162
Photo of Chris1907
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bring it back... please? Great stuff!

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Photo of Beejay
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #2 Thanks Richard and Alanna!

A: A murky muddy brown in color with a light tan head.

S: Pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and bourbon.

T: Toasted oak, vanilla, nutmeg, clove and pumpkin, wrapped in a bourbon blanket. Like pumpkin bourbon eggnog. Sweet, and tasty.

M: Medium thick, with low carbonation.

O: Overall a touch cloying, but what a flavor!

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Photo of MikeWard
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a tall glass. Batch 3, Bottled 8/16/18, so over 2 years old.

Deep, deep, dark amber coloring with hints of black & burgundy. A small off white fizzy head quickly dissipates to a faint ring. No lacing.

Superb aroma. Pumpkin, bourbon, spices, dried fruit. Frankly it smells like a well liquored up English fruit cake, the good kind.

The taste is also excellent. Pumpkin comes through, bourbon & spices, a little sweet and quite warm too. rolls around the tongue beautifully. The porter gets a little lost here, but that's a light knock on a truly tasty beer.

Mouth is full, finish is warm bourbon & dried fruit.

Overall, another great BA beer from Avery. Hoping they bring this one back, or i find another on a shelf somewhere.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BOD 11/2015 Batch # 2

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Photo of gutbuster
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky deep caramel with a thin, off-white head. Lots of sediment. Bad bottle? Lets see.
Smell the pumpkin from a distance. Lots of Carmel, vanilla, pumpkin, cinnamon and spice. Bourbon Barrell pretty big.
Taste follows the nose. All comes together amazingly! The creamy pumpkins, spuce, cinnamon, caramel and vanilla. Wonderful.
Nice oily, smooth finish. Big beer.
The best pumpkin beer I've ever had.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Speiglau BA glass.

Look is a slightly hazy dark amber rogue with little to no head.

Aroma is heavy on the spice not too much bourbon.

Taste is very intense half spice half bourbon. Even with a little age this is still an intense beer.

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Photo of ajm5108
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep caramel, very little head or carbonation. Immediately on the nose you get vanilla, mild nutmeg, gingerbread, yam - nothing is overpowering, though it surprisingly lacks barrel presence. The bourbon, however, really shines on the palate - lots of boozey caramel (but not too much heat) the blends well with the earthy spice elements of a pumpkin beer. The pumpkin elements do get a little bit drowned out at times, though they do linger on the palate, especially the clove, which makes for a somewhat acrid finish. All in all of the barrel-aged pumpkin beers I have had this is the best, though your mileage will vary on how you feel about pumpkin & desert beers in general.

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Photo of emyers
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Cloudy brown with a thin off-white head

Nose: pumpkin pie spice dominates - cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. Not getting much bourbon or roasted malt character from the porter.

Taste: pumpkin pie spice up front. Bourbon barrel is more prominent than in the nose but gets overshadowed by the spice. Not much porter character - comes off more as an imperial pumpkin brown to me. Finishes sweet and boozy.

Feel: full-bodied, medium-low carbonation. Definite heat from the alcohol

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Photo of dubnation
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing batch 2 - Nov. 7, 2015

Pours a deep brown color with a quick, fizzy tan head and almost no lacing.

The smell is loaded with pumpkin pie spices and alcohol.

The taste explodes with bourbon, pumpkin pie spices, and milk chocolate. It's very sweet and almost maple on the finish. Still some alcohol burn after three years, but not much.

The mouthfeel is medium/thick body and minimal lacing.

Overall this has a ton of flavor, is nicely balanced, with a great body. The only knock is it's almost too sweet.

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Photo of Docrock
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

batch 2 (Nov. 2015)

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Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into large snifter. Khaki head with high retention, murky brown body.

Nose of pumpkin meat, barrel sweet. Taste follows, with nutmeg, marshmallow, and cinnamon. Mouth is soft and creamy.

A nice imperial pumpkin ale. I'm a sucker for barrel-aged, but the pumpkin really comes through as well.

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Photo of Korymiller
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerryHelper
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd34
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socon67
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Diura
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Bevmo for around $10

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Photo of SirNicholas33
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

I usually love pumpkin flavors. This one was too much for me. Looks and smells great, great mouth feel, just way strong on the pumpkin. Too bad, really.

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Photo of chefbigjon
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbulling
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Pump[KY]n from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 975 ratings