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RATINGS: 228   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (15371) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2010
Tasting at Papsø
Cloudy light amber color. The aroma is a mix of whatever I don’t want in a beer: soap, cinnamon, herbs. High carbonation, malt flavor, herbal, some residual sweetness, strong fake cinnamon flavor; high alcohol perception. Messy.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13508) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Draft. Hazy golden amber color, whitebhead. Paired with fried chicken and waffles, but surprisingly it was not a good combo, mainly because of the sweetness and heavy spice of the beer. So that’s it, that’s my rating. Too sweet and too much spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of pumpkin, oak, bourbon, pecan, honey, and caramel. Flavor of pumpkin, toasted coconut, vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt, toffee, oak, allspice, and cinnamon.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11665) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Small off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, Bourbon, nutmeg, light clove. Taste is moderately sweet, nutmeg, Bourbon, some clove. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11613) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
on tap @GABF-pours yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is bourbon, spice. Taste is alcohol, bourbon, spice, light malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle. Poured clear hazy orange copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid doughy pumpkin and small woody alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout seasonal beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012
Name: Heavy Seas Great Pumpkin, BA
Date: November 17, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: muddy orange, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet pumpkin aroma, nice spicyness, no bourbon
Flavor: sweet pumpkin flavor, touch of vanilla sweetness, cinnamon and other spices, light lingering bitterness
Overall: not much barrel after just a week which leaves it very balanced rather than boozy

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

Name: Heavy Seas Greater Pumpkin
Date: October 18, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bullock’s
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet pumpkin and spice aroma, lots of sweet pumpkin pulp, cinnamon and nutmeg spices
Flavor: sweet pumpkin flavor enhanced by vanilla sweetness, balancing spicyness heavy on the cinnamon and nutmeg, caramel comes out with stronger vanilla as it warms, sweet spicy finish

Name: Heavy Seas Greater Pumpkin
Date: October 12, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2012
big pumpkin flavor with lots of spices, sweet, a bit more of the oaky barrel this year, lighter on the vanilla,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+ /4

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2011
Bomber poured a hazy amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of bourbon, pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice and clove. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of pumpkin, bourbon, carmel, cinnamon, allspice and clove with a smooth dry lingering spiced finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10142) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Cask. Pours hazy orange with a small, bubbly off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is smooth bourbon, vanilla, oak, pumpkin and spices, and caramel malt. Flavor is pumpkin, heavy spices, caramel and biscuit malt, no bitterness or hops, smooth bourbon, and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth, low carbonation.


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