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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2013
THOUGHTS: Wow. That’s a lot of bourbon and wood. It was almost a little too much. It might need to age a bit longer. There was definitely some pumpkin beer flavors and aromas, but the wood and bourbon were dominant. It was better the warmer it got. It could have done a better job hiding the alcohol. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium amber with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was a bit hot and contained moderate caramel malt; sweet pumpkin; a little apple; vanilla; alcohol; a little spice cookie; slightly fruity pumpkin; a little pumpkin pie spice was there but underlying), but mostly it smelled like bourbon and wood. The flavor was also a bit hot. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter and sour; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet with a long duration. There was mostly bourbon and wood, sweet and fruity pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin pie spices, alcohol, caramel, and a sort of butterscotch and molasses thing. The medium to full body was a little syrupy with tingly carbonation and a moderate to heavily alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (2054) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
This one is more about the pumpkin and bourbon than the pie spices, though the clove comes on in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4385) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow-Uptown, 3/13/15

Aroma: Strong pumpkin/vegetal aroma, spice less pronounced for style, light bourbon notes.
Appearance: A slightly cloudy darker orange color with an off white and medium, drippy lace.
Flavor: Similar to the aroma, but less vegetal, and more spice, and more bourbon.
Palate: The body is medium, with average to lively carbonation, and a bit of alcohol heat.
Overall Impression: Much more vegetal than most in the style. Kind of a yam/squash presence, especially in the nose. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (186) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured from bomber thanks Willrunforbeer. Color is dirty amber brown with quickly disappearing head. Aromas of bread and spices with prune and dried fruit. Taste is of squash and spice and a hint of alcohol in the finish. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (285) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2015
On cask. Pours an nice clear amber color with white lacing and no head. Aroma of cloves and malt. Nicely spiced heavy on the clove. A pretty good pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (195) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours a nice reddish amber color with minimal lacing and no head retention. Tastes like smooth pumpkin and cloves. A very nice fall beer and one that I would drink again, but not one I would seek out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2301) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2015 Banana bread spiced, vanilla aroma that carries through in the flavors as well. Pours a copper color with soft white head. Also at GABF ’13 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4946) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Crisp amber coloured body with a copper glow and a thinnish, single centimetre tall, slightly off-white head. Aroma of pure squash, alcohol, raisins, figs, earth, prunes, dates and more pumpkin/squash. Full-bodied; Super dense mouthful with a lot of squash, alcohol, raisins, earth, figs, alcohol and caramelised sugar notes without any major depth. Aftertaste shows some nice sweetness, a big deal of earthiness and pungency and quite a bit of alcohol throughout. Overall, a nice beer with some good flavours and a definite squash-based beer, but lacking in other aspects, especially with depth and complexity. Still, nice to try, but expensive of course as a large format bottle. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Costco in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia on 05-October-2014 for US$8,49 (Bottle #14154?), sampled at home in Washington a few steps away on 13-December-2014.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1238) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a cloudy cherry color the aroma is a malty aroma and the taste is spices of cinnamon and cloves with a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3922) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy copper with an off white head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices. Flavors of cloves, cinnamon, pumpkin, some oak and vanilla, Slightly boozy finsih.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a small white head. The aroma has pumpkin and light spice. The taste is cinnamon, nutmeg, alcohol. Okay

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