Allagash Drunken Promise
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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Named "Drunken Promise" in reference to the promise Rob Tod made to Dick Cantwell, which started this beer on the road to existence. Debuted at Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Beer Fest (GPBF) 08. Mashed with pilsner malt, pumpkin puree, and roasted pumpkin seeds. More pumpkin puree is added to the kettle and it is hopped with tettnang and hallertau. Fermented with a blend of our house strain and our house brett strain, along with more pumpkin puree, entirely in an old French-oak wine barrel. Starting gravity 16.6 Plato (1.068).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (1583) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Draft pour at the Great Pumpkin beer fest. Listed as Allagash Ghoulschip. This beer made the whole festival worth it. Awesome! Pours a cloudy orange color with a fizz head. Big pucker sour fruit aroma and flavor. Just enough pumpkin to know it’s there. So awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (5668) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2015
I hate pumpkin beers but this is awesome. Great mix of real pumpkin and some bretta. Citrusy. Pours golden orange with good head and lacing. Tangy finish. Some crackery bretta. Nice. Tap at Snallygaster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3759) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Draft pour at Snallygaster listed as Ghoulschip. Orange with off-white head. Aromas of light pumpkin and vinegar, oak. Tastes of vinegar, light pumpkin, tart notes. Light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
Ok brew, some spice in tart nose. Flavor of tart and breads sour dogh breads. Some oak funk and some barnyard.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (6517) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at franks. Pours a hazy orange with thin white lacing. Aroma is horrid - putrid funk and off flavors. Mouthfeel is lightly tart and fruity. Maybe some earthy funk as well. Seems past its prime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1257) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 22, 2014
375ml bottle of Ghoulschip b2 Fall 2014 release, pours hazy toasted orange with a finger of head. Nose is musty wet oak and basement wood beams, touches of soft earthy bread crust spice, funky barrel, honey. Taste is tart oak-heavy, some subtle earthy pumpkin and squash, though not in an overly spiced way, wet gourd, some soft sweet roasted nut and honey and toasted bread. Finish is tart musty wood funk, squash, wet oak, light Fall fruit spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6911) - Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2014
375 ml bottle to stemmed taster. Looks solid; a cloudy dark apricot with virtually no lacing. Smells and tastes mildly tart and spicy with a nicely balanced pumpkin presence. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Been trying to tick this one for years and finally got a bottle... Poured golden/yellow with a thin, whispy head. Aroma of funk, cheese, squash, pumpkin seeds, and citrus zest. Moderate mouthfeel with decent funk, black pepper spice, citrus rind and zest, musky, and very vegetal in squash flavor. Moderate acidity and not totally sour. Super drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (5088) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
(Backlog) Draft at allagash event at barcade jersey city, as ghoulschip. Orange pour devoid of head. Tart, pumpkin, brett and spice aromas. Oak, vanilla, pumpkin, tart tones and a touch of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (10071) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
375mL bottle, pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out tart fruits, pumpkins, and light funk. Flavour brings out lovely tart notes, some moderate pumpkin notes, and some light funk. Very complex, with a lingering tart finish. Very nice stuff.

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