In this beer, we are going to get into a special release from Southern Tier Brewery. It is Imperial Rum Barrel Aged Pumking Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this east coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into this Pumpkin Ale
It has a clear copper color without a head on this barrel aged ale. The aroma has a slight rum to heavy cinnamon to nutmeg notes. The taste has a rum to vanilla and cinnamon to nutmeg notes with a dry cinnamon finish. It is sipping beer to slightly drinkable.
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In the end, I have to say I was pretty nervous because I am not a fan of their normal Pumking Ale. I know this is pretty popular. I understand that beer is not for everyone. It is not for me and people do like it. I was wondering how the rum barrel effected the beer. I have to say it turned out really well. The rum barrel cuts through the heavy cinnamon and nutmeg. This is a better version of the normal one. I hope they keep on making this because I will pick up more next season. If you can find it, buy it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser