Beer Review #162
Southern Tier Brewing Company has taken their already exquisite Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale (review #45) and aged it in rum barrels to create Rum Barrel Aged Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale.
This this 9.5% copper color ale has all of the cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and pie crust elements that make the original a star of the Pumpkin beer season, and then ferments it in rum barrels. The rum barrels takes all of those original aromas and flavors, and makes them a little deeper and a little sweeter.
To look at it as you pour, or listening to the snap of the bubbles, you would expect a more effervescent beer than the one that actually passes your lips. Its a rather flat ale, creamy in the mouth with a medium body. Perhaps a good choice for an after dinner beer next month when Thanksgiving comes around again.