Saturday, October 25, 2014

Avery Brewing Company Pump[KY]n

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Avery Brewing Company Pump[KY]n - Porter brewed with Pumpkin & Spices - Aged in Bourbon Barrels - Batch No. 1 - Bottled Sept. 12, 2014. I picked this bottle up at The Willow’s Market (here). If you haven’t yet been to Willow’s Market in Menlo Park, CA you really should. 

Commercial description: “Bourbon barrel-aged pumpkin porter, spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves, and aged in fresh Bourbon barrels for 6 months.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head and light lacing.
Aroma: Bourbon is huge followed by pumpkin, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla, oak, roasted and caramel malts.
Taste: Boozy bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon and other pumpkin spices, brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits, roasted malts and pumpkin.
Overall: Sweet and delicious, Avery Brewing Company Pump[KY]n lives up to the hype.  This 17.22% ABV offering is boozy and I plan to try and source another bottle or two to cellar to see how it ages.  It was a little hot in my opinion, but enjoyable.


Mark Harvey

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