Saturday, November 26, 2011

Voodoo Headless Horseman

I was lucky to get the opportunity to try a glass of Voodoo Headless Horseman at Al’s of Hampden. Voodoo was pressured and caved to creating a pumpkin beer, and this was their offering. The beer pours a dark brown color with a bubbly tan head. When smelling the beer, all I could think of was “Holy Cinnamon, Batman!” with hints of pumpkin bread, raisin, fig, and allspice. The taste is sweet and dry with tons of cinnamon taking focus. There is some caramel, molasses, raisin, nutmeg fig, and hints of pumpkin linger in the finish. The alcohol content is 8.2% ABV. If you are a fan of the spices that are found in pumpkin beers, this is one for you. If you like the sweeter pumpkin flavor, you may want to shy away from it, as it is spice heaven. I personally loved it, but I also enjoy the abuse that tons of cinnamon and nutmeg can put your mouth through, and I thought there was just enough raisin, fig, and pumpkin sweetness to give a solid base.

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