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Cigar City Brewpub Gourds of Thunder



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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Festive black ale expressing notes of earth, dark chocolate, rye and subtle spice brewed with calabaza and butternut squash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13769) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to Hallinghansen. Much appreciated. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Spices for sure - ginger, rye but plenty of good roasted malts. Smooth and dry. Some coffee and fruit. Quality!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (1905) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at Cigar City Brewpub. Black body with a small light brown head. Light malt, roast, caramel, ripe fruit, wood, cocoa, rye, pumpkin. This is delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1334) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pour is black with a tight mocha colored head. Nose is heavily spiced, ginger bread, nutmeg, cinnamon, pine needle. Taste is spicier, still a ton of spice. Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg with a fair about of pine needle and lots of cayenne pepper spice. Body is full, mild carbonation, soft palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3804) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts, a lot of spices, some squash/pumpkin notes, light rye, a lot of malty sweetness, and some light hop notes. Flavor the same with sort of a weird blend. Average to smoother texture. Not awful, just expecting better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014

Bottle 750ml. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As Cigar City Brewpub Gourds of Thunder ].
Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, cacao, spicy, pumpkin - squash - butternut squash. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, dusty, spicy, pumpkin - squash - butternut squash. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140315]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1735) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, sweet pumpkin, thin, chocolatey, very sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (889) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle to flute...thanks Ferris Nice gourdy aroma, kind of like pumpkin, but maybe squash. Theres something sweet, but not overly sweet, perhaps beet. There’s also ginger and a touch of cocoa, and burdock. Its appearance is a deep brown with a ringed tan head. Taste is spice, red pepper, chocolate, and nutmeg.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3082) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle - Cinnamon, cardamom, chocolate and earthy squash. Jet black with a decent brown head. Chocolate, cocoa, sweet starch and a nice sweet finish. I like that it isn’t over the top and offers a nice chocolate base to fall back on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
750 ml bottle acquired via trade and opened with deyholla. Neate. Pours a rich blackish hue, near opaque with a bit of brownish glow on the edges. Frothy brownish head sticks as a decent layer, mellow ring laces ok. Aromas are rich pumpkin pie spice, gentle mace and cinnamon, nutmeg, subtle vanilla and spiciness, clove and biscuit. Gentle caramel, black malts and cocoa. A bit more sweetness meets firm pie spice. Initial is lighter in body than anticipated, a bit roasty, earthy, peanuts and ash meet some gentle cocoa, caramel and toastiness. Decent pumpkin and caramel in to the middle, some firmer spice dries out but more roast, cocoa nib. Ash, earthy peanut shells and soil. Backend is a touch of dark fruit, roasted and carmelized pumpkin meet firmer coffee and cocoa nib, dry and bitter with good roast. A bit earthy and spice driven. This beer turns out better than I expected. Meh. Solid and interesting, the dark and roasty malts give some complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Adam. Pours has black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of dark grains, dark chocolate and with a nice pumpkin pie backing. Flavor has a really nice combination of dark chocolate and pumpkin pie with a bit of an bitterness in the finish.

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