AirForceHops (8178) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 3, 2018
375 ml bottle spilt 4 ways, thank you Chalumeaux! Dirty orange color, no head. Aroma is old gourd, mild nutmeg, and a whisper of bourbon. The base had a slight bready note, bourbon is restrained and is starting to fade. Spice is not overdone or could have mellowed. One of the better in the style I have had in recent years. This was a 2015 vintage. I would not hold any longer if this was the only year they aged it. Chalumeaux (1911) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2018
Poured from bottle vintage 2015 thanks StFun. Hazy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is light bourbon spice vanilla and pumpkin. Taste is nice balanced spices not overpowering pumpkin and bourbon. weihenweizen (4304) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2017
Refrigerated 12.7 oz. brown bottle poured into a cup. Clear dark orange with small beige head. Aroma is pumpkin, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is pumpkin, bourbon, and spice. jtclockwork (17769) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle - pours orange brown white head - nose/taste of bourbon, spiced pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg - medium body RRistow12 (994) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Tasted from bottle made in 2015. Pours a murky ruby brown. Aroma is mostly bourbon with some spices. Taste is moderately sweet dominated by bourbon flavor. Bourbon flavor is mellowed with some spices. I don't really get much pumpkin. Some candy cane and toffee flavors. Pretty solid tasting but if you're looking for a "pumpkin" flavored beer I still to the non BA version.
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slowrunner77 (13368) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2016
2015 bottle showing signs it’s past it’s prime. Dark orange Amber pour is almost brown. Aroma is all bourbon barrel and aged malt as is the flavor. Good beer. Crap pumpkin beer as any pumpkin or spices are nearly gone. Oh well. vtafro (7453) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Light spice, cinnamon, pumpkin and bourbon aromas. Flavors are lacking, but boozy, some spice and vanilla tones. Brigadier (3800) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2016
375 ml bottle (?)
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2016
While doing a cellar cleaning I came across this lurking in a dusty corner. It has held up well which should not be too shocking; if you happen to have a bottle save it for Halloween and see if it doesn’t settle a bit more.
Aroma / Appearance - A sticky toffee colored body crawls downwards with sheets of icy legs for company. Nutmeg, spice, and sticky whipped cream pair well with the shot of midshelf bourbon. If barrel aging is not your cup of tea then stop now.
Flavor / Palate - Nutmeg, bourbon, and pumpkin pie coat the mouth with sweet layers of a rich dessert. The feel does not stop until a full bodied finish that manages to leave a long term trace on the tongue and throat. If you come across this or any other Jackie O’s bottles then do not hesitate to snap them up.
Pours darker candy red amber with a beige head. Aroma brings big boozy bourbon spicy notes, then it opens up with pumpkin fruit and light spice. Dos of brings some big booze as well and then sweet malts with the pumpkin spice blended in well with some vanilla smoothly entering at the end. bluejacket74 (1996) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2015
12.7 ounce bottle, 2015 vintage. Served in a Jackie O’s snifter, the beer pours a burnt orange/brown color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like vanilla, bourbon, and caramel, along with some pumpkin spiciness. I think the taste follows the aroma, the bourbon, vanilla and caramel flavors are the strongest, but the pumpkin spices are definitely noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s somewhat slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this a lot more than the regular Barking Pumpkin, probably because of the bourbon barrel aging. I wouldn’t mind picking up another bottle or 2 of this. $11.99 a bottle.