Cigar City Good Gourd Almighty - Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This high-gravity gob of gourd-y goodness incorporates pumpkin in the mashing process and then gets wicked with the spices including Ceylon Cinnamon, Jamaican allspice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg. Aged in Bourbon Barrels!

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3.9
juiceisloose (1565) - Windermere, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2017
750 ml El Catador bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a reddish hue and topped by a small tan layer of foam that settles quickly and rejoins the body below. The aroma shows notes of pumpkin, a mixture of spices with cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, sweet caramel malts, vanilla, and bourbon soaked oak. The flavor follows suit with the pumpkin, spices, and sweet caramel up front followed by big boozy bourbon, and oak laden vanilla. Sugary sweet but not overly cloying with a big bourbon component and the pumpkin playing its role nice with all the spices. Full bodied and smooth with soft carbonation that leads to a big bourbon soaked pumpkin and spice finish with lingering heat from the booze. Really nice barrel component to the base Good Gourd beer here.

3.9
HonusWagner (2232) - Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2017
It’s what you’d expect if you’ve ever had Good Gourd Almighty and literally any beer aged in a bourbon barrel, where the bourbon kinda dominates the cool spice notes and wipes them away into an ocean of sweet boozy goodness. Whereas the brandy GGA works extraordinarily well as a reimagination of the beer, this is just the beer taking on a new, arguably lesser, dominant flavor.

3.8
Homer321 (5207) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Bottle to snifter. Nose is moderate booze with light vanilla and pie spices. Light dried fruit. Some more pumpkin spices as it warms but not one seems to come to the forefront. Deep red to brown. Much darker than regular gourd. Small khaki head. Taste is full of vanilla and pumpkin cupcake, light vanilla icing. Slushy residual sugar on the lips. Overall the pumpkin flavor is moderate and not over the top but still there. Pleasant Barrel character without being too hot.

4
wutangfinancial (204) - CA to VA, California, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle at Esoteric. Clear brown with thin head. Aromas of bourbon, barrel heat, cinnamon, cloves, and dark brown sugar. Palate is silky, with notes of pumpkin pie filling, oak, maple, barrel stave, and nutmeg. A touch boozy, but solid.

3.7
fonefan (51635) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2016

Draught @ CBC 2016 [ Blue Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, Oksnehallen Vesterbro, Halmtorvet 11, 1700 Copenhagen, Denmark.

[ As Cigar City Good Gourd Almighty - Bourbon Barrel ].
Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, spicy, roasted, bread, chocolate, bourbon, clove, nutmeg. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy - pumpkin spices as nutmeg and clove, dark malt, bourbon, bread. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20160513]

3.9
djd07 (15664) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small frothy beige head that lasts. The aroma is a strong spice, wood, bourbon. Medium body, boozy, cinnamon, wood, vanila, boozy finish, very nice.

4
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2016
[email protected] (Blue session). Deep brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is pumpkin, some floral, wooden and mild spicy notes. Flavour is pumpkin, liquorice, toffee, alcohol, spruce and some spices as well.

3.5
Ungstrup (38597) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Draft. A brown beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, straw, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, straw, cinnamon, and pumpkin.

3.5
yespr (48168) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is nutmeg and caramelish. Sweet. Nutmeg and slight herbal. Toasted caramelish and malty. Sweet and lingering spiced malty finish.

4.1
Klimaet (3048) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Tap @ CBC2016. Pours brown with a small brown head. Notes of sweet chocolate, caramel, vanilla, pumpkin, spice, cake, dark fruits.


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