Brigadier (3500) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GTMW 2015
Wandering past Vintage’s booth lured me into sampling this gem. The results delivered from start to finish. I hope I can make it back to Vintage before the next year to see what they are up to. They’ve definitely added something to the local scene.
Aroma / Appearance - A murky chestnut base bobs up and down. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and a warm booziness merge into a sticky feel that betrays the barrel treatment.
Flavor / Palate - Spicy pumpkin, whipped cream, and a shot of mid tier bourbon warms the palate after just a few sips. Squash rounds out a profile that tastes like a specialty drink from Starbucks. Hopefully this one makes the rounds again and is not just a one off.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Big Barrel Tararrel 2013 at Vintage Brewpub as Drunkin Pumpkin. Murky amber with a faint crown atop. Aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, oak, caramel and light mace. Taste is spicy for sure with pumpkin, oak, sweet malt, nutmeg, mace and vanilla with a spicy/boozy finish.
madvike (3184) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vintage’s Big Barrel Tarrarel as "Drunkin Punkin" - Pours murky amber with a thin tan ring of head. Nose is the same as regular Pumpkin Disorderly--no barrel, but lots of nice spicing. Taste is about the same, with a bit of dryness and some caramel notes, presumably from the barrel. Medium and fluffy body. I find that Vintage barrel-aged beers are either way over- or under-done. This one is the latter, but the base beer rules so at least it’s still tasty.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served during Vintage’s Halloween tasting. Pour is cloudy burnt brown with pretty much no head. Aroma is sweet with typical pumpkin disorderly goodness and additional underlying notes of bourbon, vanilla,
and oak. Flavor of the bourbon mixes extremely well with the general spice of the beer and the caramel becomes more pronounced. Definately glad that I had the opportunity to try this one.
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Vintage 10/30/11, got a sneak peak of this brew before it was actual available, pours a dark unclear brown with a thin soapy white head, the nose is still pretty sweet but had nice touches of spices and a small kick of bourbon, the flavor still had a ton of nutmeg and other spices with a finish of caramel and bourbon, I really actually enjoyed this one, solid.