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Cigar City Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale



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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
This high-gravity gob of gourd-y goodness incorporates pumpkin in the mashing process and then gets wicked with the spices including Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2500) - Tuusula, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Tap at cigar city, tampa. Amber color, smooth white head. Aroma has sweet fruity notes, spices, cinnamon, some pumpkin. Smooth body, spices, pumpkin, suryp notes. Good for christmas.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 4, 2016
Thanks Dchmela! This is fantastic! Pours a brownish orange. Aromas of pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, vanilla. Flavours are malty pumpkin, vanilla, bubblegum, fall spices. Fantastic. Not too sweet and easily one of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Lucky draft at Fishale because they thought the keg was blown. Top shelf pumpkin beer with huge flavors. Lots of pumpkin, maple syrup sweetness and bold spice. Good and not over the top.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Fat på CBC 2016. Smak och doft av karamell, marsipan, russin, plommon, trä, farinsocker, trä, pumpa, kanel och vanilj. Rund och len, kryddig, bra balans, fin sötma och beska.Mmm!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (11996) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2016
From tap. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of spice, caramel, malt, pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon and a sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (1006) - Apopka, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with minimal tan head. Softly carbonated. Mostly spicy aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg. Bold sweet pumpkin flavor with spices. Full bodied and very tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChadPolenz (1699) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 30B Autumn Seasonal Beer (base style: ?)

AROMA: Strong potpourri aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg especially; sweet pumpkin puree. Sweet brown malt presence as well. 11/12

APPEARANCE: Burnished copper hue; hazy body with CO2 visible. Small, tan foam completely dissipates. 1/3

FLAVOR: Robust palette throughout. Pumpkin bread up front with sweet brown maltiness. Transitions to spicy on the second half with strong cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg flavors. Vanilla seems to linger in the background likely due to alcohol presence. 18/20

MOUTHFEEL: Full bodied; low carbonation gives it a thick, chewy, almost syrupy viscosity. Some minor alcohol warmth complements the palette. Finishes remarkably clean. Not quite a sipper. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Delicious beer to be sure; one of the best pumpkin brews ever made. This would be perfect if it held a head and wasn’t quite as syrupy. 9/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (384) - - SEP 9, 2016
22oz bottle. 8/11/16 bottle date. Appearance: Brown with a deep amber hue, clear, with a light khaki foam head. Aroma: Nice pumpkin spice heavier on the allspice, nutmeg and clove, with a light cinnamon and vanilla. Light caramel. Very nice Taste: Surprisingly sweet maltiness, a touch of bread crust, then turning to a allspice and nutmeg forward pumpkin spicing. Cinnamon is restrained. Moderate bitterness to balance the intense malt sweetness and spicing. Comes across like a pumpkin spiced piece of toast. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a low to moderate carbonation. No noticeable alcohol warmth. Finish: Toasted malt stand out, with some nutmeg and allspice. Overall: A really well done pumpkin ale that nicely balances the maltiness, spicing, and high ABV. Nice toasted and caramel malt backbone and spicing heavier on allspice and nutmeg, compared to the cinnamon bombs of some pumpkin ales. Alcohol well hidden for it’s strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (521) - - AUG 16, 2016
Lots of spice. Some malt. Some bread. Dark opaque amber with a thin foamy light tan head that leaves a film of foam on the surface and a coating on the glass. Vegetal. Lots of pumpkin. Perfect level of spice. So much pumpkin. Smooth. Sweet. Velvety. A hint of bitterness on the finish and just a smidgen of booziness at the back of the throat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2718) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2016
Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016 Blue session 20160513. Sweet, spicy and caramely, vanilla, bourbon, cinnamon, coconut. The finish is sweet with bourbon.

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