Thursday, October 30, 2014
Shipyard Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Pumpkin
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Shipyard Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Pumpkin - Bottle No. 00449.
I can’t recall if I purchased this bottle at Santa Clara Liquors (here) or The Wine Club (here), but you can’t go wrong with either place so visit them BOTH and tell them that Mark Harvey from NorCal Beer Blog sent you!
Commercial description: “The beer has been aged for 100 days in bourbon barrels prior to bottling.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours copper orange with a dense off-white head and slight lacing.
Aroma: Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, maple syrup, bourbon, pumpkin, vanilla, oak and sweet malts.
Taste: Cinnamon, ginger, all spice, clove, vanilla, pumpkin, bourbon, vanilla and oak.
Overall: As a fan of the non-barrel aged version I was fairly certain I’d enjoy the Shipyard Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Aged Smashed Pumpkin. This 12% ABV offering is a great Fall seasonal that will carry you into the Holiday season very nicely.
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