If I’m torn after dinner between wanting pie, bourbon, or a cigar, I’m filled with a decadent glee knowing that this pumpkin ale exists. Pouring a jewel-like orange and smelling of sweet caramel, faint pumpkin, and exotic vanilla, the bourbon barrel addition to this ale adds a nutty topping to this after dinner delight. The pumpkin takes on a candied shell and is generously spiced with all-spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg finishing creamily into oaky bourbon.
It’s a man-cave in a dessert digestif bottle – just enough wood and more than enough cream. 90/100
Nic’s thoughts from a past year: Y’all got a punchy pumpkin with extra Kentucky kick from the bourbon barrels. Full of clove, anise, fall spice, but not heavy. Your favorite grandaddy of a beer 89/100