Allagash Drunken Promise
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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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).

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 30, 2011
On tap at Novare 5/26/11. Finally found this elusive little beer. Very mild pumpkin flavor, perhaps through the years it’s muted out a lot. Sweet and smooth, with an afterkick of funk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (4070) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2015
375ml bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out a hazy peach color topped with a small white head. Nose is lots of oak barrel plenty sour funk some fruit. Taste is more of the sour tartness funky lots of barrel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle as Ghoulschip - pours gold white head - nose and taste of molasses, pumpkin, sour earthy funk and toasted seed - medium body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2249) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours hazy golden color very murky with a white film. Aroma has funk tart spice hints of pumpkin. Taste is tart mild spiced with faint pumpkin thanksgiving spices. Palate is medium and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1735) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Free! Taster at the source. Pours orange coppet withan off white head. Aroma is oak, white wine, yam. Flavor is lemon tart up front, with pumpkin, dry white wine, oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Sampled at the brewery. Orange in color liquid with a thicker, huge carbonation level. Aroma is white wine, oak barrel and a earthy spice. Flavor is huge in the white wine barrel. Lingering oak in the finish. It’s almost all wine barrel. Not really my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4648) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Yeast and fruity aroma. Draft pour at Allagash taproom. Orange and clear with white head. Sour and smooth. Good. Not getting the pumpkin

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (1766) - 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 (5996) - 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 (4123) - 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.

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