Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Avery's Rumpkin is a Pumpkin Ale aged in rum barrels, and it's a heavy thing. It pours from the bottle a very nice copper color that certainly implies pumpkin, with a small and insignificant head. The aroma is really big. There’s a lot of pumpkin and spice, and a hell of a lot of alcohol in the nose. At 18% ABV, that's not surprising. The taste is like a very, very strong Belgian ale with some pumpkin and rum tones and lots of heat. The alcohol in this thing isn’t hidden at all, it’s right up front. Not bad, but might be better with some age on it.