Bourbon Barrel Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Twin Creeks Brewing

Bourbon Barrel Imperial Pumpkin AleBourbon Barrel Imperial Pumpkin Ale
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3.69 | pDev: 0%
Twin Creeks Brewing
Virginia, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Bourbon Barrel Imperial Pumpkin AleBourbon Barrel Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Notes: We took our popular Imperial Pumpkin that we brewed in the fall of 2017 and aged it in a new Jim Beam barrel for 2 months. What came out was smooth and very flavorful!
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3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not sure of the Bottled On date, but it’s numbered 22 of 27. First offering from their Limited Edition Bottle Series, released 07/07/18.

Pours a deep rust-hued crimson color. Poured cold, but still retains about an inch of ivory head that settles into the beer and leaves medium lace patterning around the glass.

The first thing I’m getting off the nose is sweet spiced pumpkin. Mellow hints of booze and nutmeg follow closely and create a really nice balance of aromas. Fairly simple overall, but sweet and really pleasant.

Sweet, malty flavors surge right out of the gate. The pumpkin comes right after, complimenting with a combination of fresh pumpkin, nutmeg, and caramel. As the beer settles it loses me slightly with an estery quality that brings out an unwanted banana flavor. Rounding it out is a smokey tobacco essence that leads to an overly bitter finish. While it was only aged in Jim Beam barrels for two months and didn’t have much time to get too much from the barrels, there is that nice toffee and tobacco influence from the brief aging process that compliments the base flavor profile. To follow up with that, I like the boozy warmth that sneaks up out of nowhere and almost inadvertently compliments that smokey flavor. All in all, very similar flavor profile to a solid Oktoberfest Märzen.

Soft, medium carbonation with a thinner body than I expected, but it doesn’t take away from the beer. A slightly sticky finish and that warm bourbon influence helps the mouthfeel on this beer hold up and not take away from the overall experience.

Sep 03, 2018
Bourbon Barrel Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Twin Creeks Brewing
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 1 ratings