Pump[KY]n | Avery Brewing Company

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

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

Added by BeerVikingSailor on 08-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
923
Reviews:
143
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.9%
 
 
Wants:
110
Gots:
289
For Trade:
40
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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

look: nearly opaque Ruby. Slight tan head. Oily lacing coats the glass but recedes quickly.
smell: Very sweet, molasses like notes, balanced with a deep porter roastiness. Some bourbon and oaky vanilla. Hints of aromatic spices. I recall these as more prominent when i drank a fresh one.
taste: Much like the nose. Quite sweet up front but a drying roastiness balances a bit. Sweetness wins but it's countered nicely. Still a bit hot which is unusual for big Avery beers in my experience, but not a hit on the taste at all for this one. Still amazingly smooth for 17.22%. Also helps balance the sweetness. Killer.

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Photo of Nunya
3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smokingtony
4.77/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch 1 bottled in 2012.

Look: A significant layer of sediment is visible through the bottle. Poured with caution and still some particles managed to escape. Zero head retention or lacing.

Smell: Nutmeg, Clove, Sugar, Booze.

Taste: Chocolate syrup, pumpkin pie,
bourbon, wood

Feel: Viscous, low in carbonation, hot

Overall: Delicious yet daunting, it is drinking very well at 5 years. If you are sitting on one, consider this Thanksgiving as the year to open.

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Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/16/2016. Pours slightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger foamy light khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, toasted oak, brown bread, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and clove; with light notes of molasses, raisin, cherry, fig, date, oak char, and roast/toasted earthiness. Increasing booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, pumpkin, spices, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, toasted oak, brown bread, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and clove; with light notes of molasses, raisin, cherry, fig, date, oak char, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate roast/spice bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, toasted oak, brown bread, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, light molasses/dark fruit, oak char, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, pumpkin, spices, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a smooth, moderately creamy/bready, sticky/tannic, and slightly slick/syrupy/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is fairly well hidden; a light-moderate warmth, with light barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged imperial pumpkin porter! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, pumpkin, spices, and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the enormous ABV. Pretty much perfectly balanced between malt, spice, and bourbon barrel complexity. Great barrel presence without being too boozy, tannic, or drying. This was definitely more boozy than the Rumpkin overall, but nothing overwhelming. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Feldpausch
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey_L
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFC21
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shmizzen
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PMarcy78
3.35/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of johnpalisi
4.87/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of strohme2
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 8/16/2016, poured into a tulip. Pours a somewhat clear chestnut although the last 2 ounces and dregs made it into a glass for my wife. That glass was murky. Short lasting head. Smell is pumpkin pie spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, raisins and toffee. Some heat burns ma nose too. Ohhhh, first sip reveals smooth spiciness, wood, bourbon, caramel, figs and alcohol. Chewy mouthfeel, delicious for the amount of alcohol…which is absolutely present. As it warms the heat comes out and the flavors seem to get stronger. Or maybe that's the alcohol talking.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So insanely smooth. Every part of this works. Perfect Porter. Perfect ratio of pumpkin. It's worth the hit to the wallet.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mssexauer
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mattymystique
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Donco
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Immortale25
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Label says Bottled Nov 7 2015.

A- Pours a fully opaque dark brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Deep, rich spice aroma includes nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon and clove. Also some sweet vanilla and oak plus the expected waft of booze. Overall, gives the perception of pumpkin pie, crust and all.

T- Explosion of spice, oak and bourbon. The barrel character melds seamlessly and compatibly with the spices. There's a hint of metallic taste but I think that will subside once the beer warms. There's some fusel alcohol but the spice and barrel do a good job of masking it.

M- Soft, creamy and smooth with medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- Damn right. Such a good synthesis of bourbon barrel and fall spice.

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Photo of Lucoli
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pump[KY]n from Avery Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 923 ratings.
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