Good Gourd Have Mercy

Style: Double Barrel-aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Availability: CCB Beer Archive

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Since man began pondering the great mysteries of the universe, one question has persisted: is the pumpkin, the most obtuse of the gourds, inherently good in nature? The philosophers at Cigar City Brewing have attempted to answer this eternal query by marrying the gourd with the complimentary flavors of Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican allspice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg. The answer presents itself in the bottle of high-gravity complexity you now hold in your hand, and the answer is good.

This Imperial Pumpkin Ale was aged in two different types of barrels; half was aged in rum barrels and half was aged in bourbon barrels.


This beer has been retired.



  • ABV: 12.2%
  • OG: 22
  • IBU: 23
  • SRM: 14

Tasting Notes

Aromas of buttered pie crust, allspice and vanilla are accentuated by rum and bourbon spiciness and a distinct rustic, woody note. A full body of roasted pumpkin, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg is accentuated by wood tannins and an assertive alcohol texture.

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