Shipyard Brewing Co. – Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Pumpkin (2012)

28 Aug

Alex AA: deep hazy amber, with bubbling that barely peeks through the cloud of white foam, sweetened aroma of cinnamon and caramel 8/10

AlexTM: bourbon, but not overwhelmingly so, thinner body w/ same sweet malt, vanilla and fruitiness as the regular, but lack of nutmeg 8/10

AlexP: Pumpkin is welcomed as it lends balance to power of bourbon undertones at play – keeps it from becoming a straight boozy pint 6/10

AlexO: In sipper category, still wish for a heavier hand w/ nutmeg & cinnamon, but a lmted edition worth snapping up, for sure. 87/100

NicAA: Hazy orange gold w. good head, great lacing. Heavy oak + liquor aroma, w. cinnamon being most prominent. Little vanilla as warms. 8/10

NicTM: Med body, low to med carb. Heavy oak and bourbon flavors are most notable, then cinnamon and nutmeg. Warming fireside-pumpkin. 8/10

NicP: This is a big beer, and the bigger imperials often lose delicate pumpkin flavor. This is true to form for the type, so low pumpkin. 3p

NicO: Original Smashed is good, but this is a bigger, bolder beer full of flavor. I’d love to see how this matures further with age. 85/100

Barrel Aged Smashed

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Posted by on August 28, 2013 in 2012 Reviews


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