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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBaby (80) - , Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Given to me served from a bottle. This had a bit heavier alcohol taste than I prefer otherwise I would have rated it higher. A medium body beer. Hazey amber with a creamy head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Bottle from jrob21. Pours a lightly hazed amber with a frothy off white head. Great nose of pumpkin spice, vanilla, toffee, and faint bourbon notes. Fairly light on the palate for being a barrel aged beer but not watery by any means. A damn tasty brew, cheers to you Clipper City!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4406) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Pours amber into a trappist glass. White head quickly recedes to hug rim. Pumpkin and oak aromas. Sharply carbonated with nutmeg, clove and a hint of pumkin. Hint of bourbon in the lasting burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Bottle and served in NB Worthy glass: Bronze hue with a small but lasting head, okay lace. The aroma has notes of vanilla bean, ashy wood, sweet bourbon, booze, nutmeg, clove, cinnamom, caramel and bready malts, and a hint of pumpkin pie. The taste is sweet bourbon, sweet malts, sugary sweet pie and brash booze. Discombobulated and abashed in muddled confusion. This is so hard to drink, too much barrel and spice with not enough pumpkin and cleaner pale malt. I dumped over half the bottle, EVEN WORSE THAN THE ONE NOTE BASE BEER! . arggh goes the pirate, take this Pumpkin on a walk of the plank... on to the smoked porter... please be better!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10961) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a thin ring of tan foam around the outside of the glass. S: Tons and tons of pie spices such as cinnamon, all spice, and nutmeg. The bourbon aroma is plentiful as well, providing quite a bit of booze along with the usual oak and vanilla. T: The vanilla flavor is really nice and smooth here. Fairly sweet, but the bourbon flavor helps to mitigate that a bit, and the intense cinnamon and nutmeg flavors do an even better job of this. M: The body is maybe on the thin side of medium with a low to medium carbonation. D: I could see this being great, but the bourbon and spices are just overdone at this point.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1324) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2010
22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy orange/copper color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is sweet and spicy, it smells like pumpkins, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), vanilla and bourbon. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with some alcohol/booze being noticable but not overpowering. The bourbon flavor is a bit stronger than the others, but the flavors all mesh well together. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit syrupy and has low carbonation. Drinkability is good, it improves as the beer warms up. I think it’s a good overall brew, I’d buy this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2010
22oz bottle from grape & gourmet. pours a very hazy, orange-amber with a thin, bubbly, off-white head and light lacing. aroma is damn nice with fresh pumpkin, spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla backed by pie crusts, a touch of orange peel, and very well integrated oaked bourbon notes as it warms. flavor is very nice as well, a bit muted compared to the aroma, with the smooth vanilla and oak notes of the bourbon barrels settling atop notes of pumpkin pie, spiced cider, and crusty malts with just a hint warmth on the finish. palate is medium bodied and very drinkable for an imperial pumpkin ale with smooth carbonation. overall, a very enjoyable barrel aged pumpkin brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6648) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle shared with others. Poured a clear deep orange with a near white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of spice that had some pumpkin and a hint of beer coming through. Flavor had more bourbon present and it helped to bite through some strong spice as well as allow the pumpkin to come through. The barrel aging definitely helped this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
I’m a big fan of pumpkin beers and a big fan of bourbon aged beers, so this was a match made in heaven. The aroma has all the ingredients you look for in a pumpkin beer, spice, cinnamon, pumpkin (of course). All that on top of a warm bourbon backing. The bourbon isn’t too too prevalent but it makes it’s presence known. An incredibly smooth and drinkable pumpkin beer. It kept me interested and entertained the whole time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Pours orange with a hint of amber. Lively white head that doesn’t last, nor the lace. Smells of pumpkin pie, booze, nutmeg, and oak. Taste of caramel and booze with pumpkin and spice. Very hot taste that lasts.

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