Anyone else notice that on the back label of the Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin it actually suggests mixing in a little of their Blue Fin Stout for a fall warner.
Not to me. I found the Smashed Pumpkin to be unpleasant, it was so overwhelmingly vegetal from the pumpkin, at least to my palate. Yuck. However, I added some Black Oak Nutcracker (not having Blue Fin Stout at hand) at about a 1-3 ratio, and created an absolutely delicious fall ale out of something I was considering pouring. I take it from the fact that they actually suggest this on the label that my initial reaction may not be uncommon.
ADDENDUM: I've now finished a pint and a bit of this. I am not a big mixologist, but I occasionally try things if Gary or others suggest them. I have to say this is about the best beer mixture I've ever had. The two beers seem to compliment each other perfectly. Highly recommended.