Roadsmary's Baby
Two Roads Brewing Company

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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #201
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
84
Ranked #34,670
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 12.6%
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
639
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Two Roads Brewing Company
 
Connecticut, United States
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84
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Notes: Roadsmary’s Baby is a traditional pumpkin ale with a Two Roads spin, its aged in rum barrels for added complexity and depth of flavor. The result is a smooth drinking ale with notes of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak and a touch of rum.
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EnderFett11 from Virginia

4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can fairly quickly, resulting in a large amount of off-white head. Color is a deep amber, but pretty clear. Smells mostly of pumpkin, but its not a strong smell. Good pumpkin flavor, with only a bit of rum flavor at the end. Not too much of a spice flavor in this one. Pretty easy to drink and not boozy at all. Very solid pumpkin ale.

Sep 26, 2019
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LarryV from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely deep amber color without a significant head, minimal lacing going on. Aroma of spices, cinnamon being predominant with a hint of grain in the background. Medium mouthfeel with a suitable level of carbonation that tingles the palate. Pumpkin, spices linger on the tongue, the rum aging adds a subtle mellowness but is not a major player. Overall, I liked this take on the style and found this to be an enjoyable beer.

Sep 08, 2019
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The four seasons as we currently know them are winter, spring, summer and pumpkin. And as that latter comes about so does the pumpkin spiced ale of Two Roads Brewing that doesn't stop with the spices, but also employs the flavors of rum and oak for complexity.

Burnish amber and topped with a soft sepia froth, the nose is radiant with all-things pumpkin spice backed with the toasted nature of caramelized grains. A grape nuts cereal quality greets the early palate along with a strong caramel component. Hints of bread crust, graham cracker and butter pecan has the flavors dessert-like to start.

As the malt sweetness soon shares the stage with the spices, its a cinnamon leading taste that takes control above that of clove, ginger or nutmeg. But what sets this Pumpkin Ale apart is that soothing warmth of rum, nutty oak and the special spices that the Caribbean spirit provides. Mildly bitter, a mild and peppery tannin character balances the linger of malt sweetness as the ale extends into finish.

Medium bodied but seemingly fuller because of the sweetness and a mild mannered dryness, the beer's sweet and spicy demeanor is steadfast through the finish as an extension of spiced rum and graham cracker persists in a medium length afterglow.

Sep 06, 2019
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Caveworm from Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Roadsmary's Baby | Two Roads Brewing Company. Poured from the can into a pint glass, the head's two fingers thick and off-white, with spotty lacing, and a very deep brownish body.

Smells a bit boozy, not too overwhelming on the spices.

The barrel-aging really adds an enjoyable element to this, again, not too spicy pumpkin ale.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll choose to rate Roadsmary's Baby | Two Roads Brewing Company with a 4.

Jan 04, 2019
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haines710 from Delaware

3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cool name and the idea is a little intriguing. Had to pick one up for Halloween. Pours a dark amber with a creamy thick head. Smell is pumpkin with some spices. I like the creaminess but the taste is lacking. Not much malt or kick. Nice to sip but not my thing.

Nov 04, 2018
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An almost root beer color with medium light carbonation. Body was just about a medium
Aroma was a mix of malt and rum first. Everything advertised as far as flavor showed up. Nothing dominated which was a very good thing, allowed all the flavors to show up
Overall it was one of the better pumpkin beers I've had and would try it again

Oct 31, 2018
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I normally don't like rum based beers but this one was quite good. Also a good balance of vanilla and spices with little vegital flavor. May pick it up again sometime.

Oct 22, 2018
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daliandragon from Maryland

3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This has complexity not normally seen in a lot of the pumpkins I rely on this time of year. The rum is at the forefront, but also various malts and typical pumpkin spice. This is a very interesting pumpkin worth trying if not my favorite.

Oct 12, 2018
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Lucular from Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer strikes a nice balance between the pumpkin/squash flavor, the spices (not too much), and the rum. There's not a whole lot of actual rum flavor, but there is some nice vanilla sweetness without becoming cloying. It is interesting at any rate for being a non-high ABV rum barrel-aged beer.

Oct 08, 2018
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Mugman8 from New York

3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like the Two Roads Brewery and this offering is a good one. Don't usually venture into the pumpkin category, but this brew is not too sweet and has a nice kick.

Oct 05, 2018
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Roadsmary's Baby brewed by Two Roads Brewing Company, with an ABV of 6.80% This Pumpkin Beer pours out a nice light brown color with a small off white head. There is also some nice lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is Rich with spices, pumpkin, malts and grians. You also pick up on a nice sweetness, rum and vanilla. So far this is a nice inviting pumpkin brew. Lots going on in this brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. The spices and pumpkin are what you pick up on first. Then there is a nice mild smoothness of grains and malts. The end is the rum sweetness mixed with vanilla. Definitely a different mix for a pumpkin brew. This brew dose put you in the mind set of pumpkin pie. The body of Roadsmary's Baby is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down, it is really hard to pick up on the 6.80% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Clean, Smooth, Spicy, Pumpkin and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Roadsmary's Baby a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to.Two Roads Brewing Company, did a real super nice job with pumpkin brew.

Oct 05, 2018
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 8/27/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a glowing auburn with some haze to it; off-white head that fades leaving decent retention and lacing. The aromas are malt forward along with some subtle hints of rum in the background. Some caramel and ginger. Not much cinnamon or spices coming through in the aroma department until it slightly warms. The flavors have the rum leading the way without completely dominating, but it's definitely leading the way. Some graham crackers in the mix. The spices are mild. More caramel. Malts do their thing. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, crisp and smooth.

This is an interesting pumpkin ale. It's a little rough around the edges, but it ultimately comes together. It becomes more enjoyable the more you get into it and as it warms a bit. It might not be super crazy, but it's not bad. It's somewhat unique for the style.

Oct 04, 2018
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izraelc from New York

3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep red. A nice malty sweetness. Full bodied. Hints of brown sugar and pumpkin spice. Not your typical pumpkin ale. An excellent seasonal offering.

Sep 30, 2018
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a goblet

A- pours a deep amber color with a on-finger foamy white head that reduces to a ring around the edge of the glass

S- noticeable rum on the nose with a touch of oak, undertones of cinnamon, nutmeg & vanilla. Smells very similar to a spiced rum

T- rich and malty with notes of caramel and vanilla, followed by cinnamon & nutmeg. Mid-palate brings out the rum barrel that enhances the vanilla note and sticks around to the finish, with lingers of rum and cinnamon

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- big barrel influence sets this one apart from a typical pumpkin ale, very good

Sep 29, 2018
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 7/19/18

Pours deep amber with touches of brown and orange hues; head is off-white, just under two fingers, thick and foamy with soapy lacing and solid retention.

Aroma is of strong but tempered barrel, young rum, and hints of spice, clove, and vanilla evening out the backbone; solid balance of earthy spice and subtle sweetness.

Tastes of herbal and earthy notes brought through by the rum barrels, which build to softer notes of clove, pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin seeds; bits of vanilla are present, but the earth and oak of the barrel encompass the sweetness and spice for the most part; still, not too bad here, as plenty of elements have an opportunity in the profile.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with well-integrated carbonation that enhances both barrel and spice notes; somewhat sticky and thin at times, but with a very slight dryness that gives almost toasty, crisper tones to the finish.

Smooth and reasonably flavorful take on the style that doesn’t lose its depth or become too cloying in any form; flavor profile can be subdued at times, which makes it a bit less memorable, but it’s enjoyable as a whole nonetheless.

Sep 26, 2018
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Crystal clear. Dark reddish mahogany color with an off white head that faded quickly and left good lacing.

S---Pumpkin spices are apparent. The spices are well blended so that one doesn't stand out over the others. There's some rum in the nose as well.

T---Boozy. Rum & oak are obvious. Nice malt base. Pumpkin spices and actual pumpkin are noticeable. A very faint trace of the advertised vanilla.

F---Boozy & thick. Not much carbonation. Medium feel.

O---A rare pumpkin beer that actually offers the taste of pumpkin. The rum barrel aging is an interesting touch that really separates itself from the field. Would definitely have another.

Sep 22, 2018
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lukaspodolski from New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Thick creamy light-brown head. Dark maple-brown body. Lacing
S: Light notes of pumpkin pie with vanilla. Pumpkin spices are not overpowering which is nice.
T: Pleasant notes of gourdy pumpkin. I can really taste the result from the rum-barrel and the vanilla bean flavor adds a great balance. Sweet brown sugar, but not too sweet. Alcohol is noticeable but is balanced out by other flavors.
F: Very smooth body. Carbonation is good, not too much.
O: Overall, a very pleasant pumpkin ale. Beats out alot of competitors and has its own unique flavor. Will buy again.

Sep 22, 2018
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hopsputin from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a beautiful ruby red amber color. A hint of pale orange in here as well. Off-white, thin head

S: sweet caramel malts, oak, pumpkin meat, nutmeg, brown sugar, cinnamon

T: pumpkin meat, lots of clove and nutmeg, rich brown sugar, and a nice bready yeast presence. Following that There might be a slight rum-y flavor and a sweet berry note

M: medium mouthfeel with low carbonation

O: this is an enjoyable beer here! It has a nice mix of sweet malt and pumpkin. If you’re in the mood, this is definitely worth it

Oct 31, 2017
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JoeAmerican77 from Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pumpkin beer season is here!
So 8-10 years ago this was the time of year that a select few breweries would release an offering nation wide and a few more would do an in house only option. Well just like pumpkin spice everything has become a coffee shop /bakery mainstay from Sept-Dec, the pumpkin ale has anchored itself into our lives. For all them "basic bi***es out there, rejoice, cuz this is for you... and me.

Look: Copper with a decent white head, I poured lazy so only about a finger, no significant lace.
Smell: Cinnamon, clove...star anise?
Taste: Brown sugar malts, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, can actually taste what I would hope is pumpkin.
Mouthfeel: Nice medium body, light carbonation, leaves a decent afterglow on the tongue, possibly the spices maybe the booze.

Overall, a six pack of this would be recommended over most of the other generic pumpkin ale sixers you could easily pick up. Two Roads is doing great things and this isn't an exception.

Oct 29, 2017
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Beaver13 from Colorado

2.66/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can, canned 7/27/17. Pours ruby amber with a medium fizzy off white head that retains fairly well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet fruit and perfumey pumpkin spice.

The flavor is sweet bready malt with fruit and some pumpkin spice. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK pumpkin beer.

Oct 25, 2017
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ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - Burgundy color and a finger of off-white head

S - Cinnamon and nutmeg for days with subtle rum. No vanilla.

T - Small bit of vanilla on the taste, but it's still a ghost. Pumpkin spices are the star here. A dark fruit and raisin character also works well with the small bit of rum

F - Calm and smooth. No alcohol.

O - A good pumpkin ale that was lacking the promised barrel character.

Oct 16, 2017
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i think this is one of the more compelling pumpkin beers around this year, and to have a rum barrel aged beer in a can, thats pretty wicked. some of the coolest label art out there this season too. somehow this is really underrated, if you hate pumpkin or spiced beers, why comment? nice autumnal malty base, almost even oktoberfesty from a grain standpoint, orange in color, on the clearer side, and with plenty of carbonation. aroma is killer, vanilla and brown sugar from the wood and the rum, that barrel ageing is immediately evident. sweet with the grain, but tempered nicely in both the nose and the flavor with a nice earthy fall spice mix, light cinnamon and allspice, some bitterness, and maybe nutmeg, gorgeous with the rum, almost has a mulled or spiced rum vibe, perfect for these colder days we have been having here, gets my sensory faculties excited for fall and winter. i can actually taste rum in here, its great. clove and the actual pumpkin itself to finish, toasted and hearty, i cant imagine anyone who enjoys this playful style not liking this one, its not even that sweet or overly spiced in the finish, and the carbonation lets it drink really light, especially for a barrel aged beer. really cool stuff from these guys! an early favorite in the category this year!

Oct 10, 2017
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark reddish-orange in color with very good clarity. Poured with a thick, soapy, light beige foam with medium low retention. Medium, fresh pumpkin aroma with sweet rum notes. No hop aromas. Medium light malt aroma with light caramel malt notes. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Light creamy smooth feel from through the middle followed by pleasant boozy warmth. Tasty pumpkin flavors up front with maltiness in tow. Medoum spicy bitterness through the middle followed by sweet rum flavors. Finished with a light dryness along with light spiceb and pumpkin flavors. This was awesome. Pumpkin flavor was solid, no over-spicing, rum barrel aging provided pleasant sweetness. A great, flavorful, easy drinking pumpkin beer.

Sep 24, 2017
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ocelot2500 from Maryland

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, garnet color with a tight, white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of pumpkin pie spices and dark sugar.

Tastes of the toasted malts, pumpkin spice, and a bit of rum. Malts lead off with notes of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. This gives way to the pumpkin and spices with cinnamon and clove mostly. Rum adds in towards the end and lingers through the finish along with some spices.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a pretty good pumpkin ale, but the rum seems a bit out of place.

Sep 24, 2017
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seedyone from New York

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle at home. Amber honey color w/thin head & decent lacing. Rum & barrel on the nose but the vanilla is what greets your tongue. This is a very smooth for the 6.8 ABV. The pumpkin spices are barely present, which within the context is probably plus. Leave them off the label & I'd bet the ratings would climb. This is a VERY tasty brew, just not up to the market standard for those warm winter spices.

Write the freshness date on the cap in marker, soak off the label & try it mid winter. That's where it belongs.

Sep 20, 2017
Roadsmary's Baby from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 639 ratings