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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale Aged in Rum Barrels
Hardywood Rum Pumpkin combines the nostalgic flavors and aromas of autumn with a soul warming, blackstrap molasses laced finish that can only be achieved through months of maturation in Caribbean dark rum barrels. Pleasantly mellow up front with a crescendo of pumpkin pie spice giving way to subtly sweet, lingering brown sugar and spiced rum notes, this beer might just bring new meaning to Thanksgiving.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong spice, cinnamon and nutmeg, rum, wood. Thin body, pumpkin, spice, wood, boozy finish, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (7627) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2016
I like rum, I hate pumpkin and I generally donít like barrels, so this is what it is. Pours hazy golden with ok head and lacing. Some cinnamon, some coriander. Rumís pretty well hidden here, only a touch of barrel. Bottle shared at tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Pours a murky orange-amber with a medium, frothy tan head. Very sweet, boozy nose with pumpkin pie and whip cream, spices and candyish notes. Taste is pumpkin, spices, lighter booze, candied yams, pumpkin pie, hints of brown sugar and yeast notes. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more pumpkin pie, spices, booze, candied yams, caramel and hints of brown sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3481) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Transparent, light orange body with a small white collar. Pumpkin, fall spice, booze. Sweet and spicy. Medium bodied. Best in small doses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6200) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2016
From a 75 cl bottle shared at the 2016 Nuplastik is back tasting. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of pumpkin and spice. Flavors of caramel, toffee and molasses. Warm finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3540) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2015
On tap in Charlottesville (VA)
While hunting down Trickery I managed to also procure a small sample of this potent fall seasonal. If you like your pumpkin beers big, bold, and boozy then do what you can to trade for a bottle. This is what happens when you crack open the liquor cabinet after hitting the Thanksgiving dessert table.

Aroma / Appearance - Semitransparent body the color of pureed squash warms the bar. A light wispy head accents the contents while filtering the smells of cinnamon, squash, and rum. Warm and boozy, it is tough for the alcohol to take a back seat.

Flavor / Palate - Take one part midshelf spiced rum and one part squash then add a plate of sweet pumpkin pie topped by whipped cream. Put them together and you get the general impact that this heady release unleashes. Chewy and rich, it fills one quickly. A full pour might have been overbearing when paired with Trickery but a couple of ounces fit the lunch bill perfectly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1795) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2015
750 mL bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Dark orange pour with a short off-white head. Aroma of rum and brown sugar with faint roasted pumpkin. Taste does feature pumpkin but nearly equally showcases dark rum, oak, molasses, and light caramel. Manages to not be too sweet. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2015
25.4 oz bottle. Clear golden brown with a smooth, off-white head. Nose is caramel, rum, allspice, pumpkin and nutmeg. Creamy medium body with a bubbly tang. Taste is quite rummy, a bit hot, squash, blonde brownies and bitter spices.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21441) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Draft. Bright hazy burnt umber color, goes well with fall, except that itís 75 degrees today. Aroma of vanilla, mixed pie spice, some booze. Taste has tannins, spice, burnt butterscotch. Tastier than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Tap. Murky rust copper brown. Dark rum, dark fruits, slight spice in the aroma. Flavor is very similar, warming, slight tang, fruity esthers, light rum hiding in the back. Lighter to medium slick body.

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