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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
In the most worthy of pumpkin patches and during the silence of the midnight hour, the Greater Pumpkin raises up and pours a rich deep and burnished orange color. Heady aromas of bourbon, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and clove linger seductively over the thick white head of this tremendous brew. Its love at first sip as the full malt body, dominated by British crystal malt, brown sugar and pumpkin, slowly washes over your tongue. Bourbon barrel aging rounds out the flavors with notes of oak, vanilla, and bourbon. Pairs well with crisp autumn weather, crunchy fallen leaves, and the knowledge that your kids will be asleep soon so you can raid their Halloween candy bags.

Previously 9% abv under the Mutiny Fleet series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours turbid orange, like a jack-o-lantern, with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is pumpkin puree, spice, orange marmalade, mild apple and nutmeg. Tastes of pumpkin, a bit of alcoholic heat, a lot of spices including pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some brown sugary and cidery notes. Finishes with more oaky bourbon as it warms, and it all goes together quite well. This one would be great warmed up. I score this one tied with the regular version, for reasons similar to the Yeti Factor (YF).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured dark, burnt orange with an off-white head. Some bourbon and wood characters with nutmeg spice and even like an Asian cuisine spice to it. I got some pumpkin sweetness but not as pumpkin forward a I would hope for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle poured into a snifter is slightly cloudy orange with a whie head. Aromas of vanilla, sour, booze, and spices. Taste is booze, vanilla, sour, but it all works, different than any other pumpkin beer inhale tried. Overall a very interesting a delicious beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1812) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Virginia Beach, VA. Murky orange pour with a thin off-white head. The nose is more whiskey than bourbon with a hint of booze that is more sour than bourbon. Faint pumpkin pie spices creep up in the background of the aroma. The flavor is a very nice blend of oak and vanilla with pumpkin pie and whipped cream. This is far from your average pumpkin ale. Very well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AirForceHops (6284) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft @ Sunset Grill and Tap. Allston, MA. Served in a pint glass. Pours a clear amber with minimal head. Smells of cinnamon and whiskey. Tastes of pumpkin with all of the usual spices, bourbon, vanilla and malts. This gets real boozy as it warmed. Normally I like bourbon barrel brews, but for me I didn’t really care for this. This spice, pumpkin and bourbon don’t mingle well here. Not the worse brew ever but I wouldn’t not order this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5165) - Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Malty aroma has firm notes of pumpkin and cinnamon and a bourbon overtone that comes from the barrels in which it was aged. It pours a slightly hazy dark orange amber with a pale orange-tan head that does not stick around for long and leaves minimal lacing. Flavor has a strong bourbon note that dominates the flavor but does not overwhelm it, allowing the malt, pumpkin and cinnamon notes along with the whisper of caramel to have their say. Thick, smooth texture is fairly tingly and has a strong nip thanks to the bourbon. A perfect beer to begin October!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Poured 22 oz in a pint glass. Of note this is the first beer my wife and I completely disagree on. She thought it was too boozy. I thought it was fall in a glass. It poured amber in color nice pumpkin and spice balance. The oak barrel aging really completes this beer. I enjoyed it more than the great pumpkin ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a transparent dark orange color with a small, white head. Aroma is pumpkins, pumpkin pie spices, heavy notes of vanilla oak. Flavor is... like an pumpkin beer that has been aged in oak barrels. Very warming, Woah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle poured into snifter. Attractive pale orange in color with a smooth white head that holds up for a long time. Aroma is surprisingly light on the typical pumpkin pie spices but contains notes of actual pumpkin, oak, vanilla creme, and the bourbon. The spices pop up in the flavor though. A nice balance in the taste of nutmeg, ginger, and clove highlight the beginning before a nice sticky bittersweet finish with a nice vanilla backbone complimented again by the bourbon and oak. The booze is not overdone and the taste is complex. Great finisher! Good overall, but aroma is a little lacking and there’s something missing from the taste that I can’t quite pinpoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
matthewjk (1073) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Yar Mates, what a bloody awful concoction! Extremely boozy and cloying with very little subtlety. Pirates would probably love this shiznit, but I do not. Damn pumpkin ales! What was I think blowing my loot on this?

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