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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 543   ABV: 18.1%
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Imperial Pumpkin Ale brewed with pumpkin puree and a blend of five spices. Aged in extremely fresh Goslingís Rum barrels for six months. Consume early and often, preferably with a pumpkin pie and/or símores.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (555) - Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2014
2013 12-oz. bottle. Heavy nose of strong rum and molasses, nutmeg, and ginger with hints of cinnamon and actual pumpkin aroma (not just the typical spices). Crystal-clear dark copper in color with no head. Incredibly rich taste of straight-up pumpkin pie (crust and all) and maple syrup; hot booze is quite apparent but not particularly rum. Slick mouthfeel. Delicious but maybe another six months in the cellar would smooth it out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7399) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014
12 oz bottle. Bottled on Sep/2013. 18.53%. From jcnielsen. Huge thanks to Justin!
Hazy amber brown colour with a small light tan head. Sweet malt, sourness, pumpkin sweetness, spices, rum and more sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is... Wow! Itís really strong with spices, sweetness, rum, alcohol and more sweetness. Extremely strong. The alcohol burns. This is not a light beer... Iím passing out.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (666) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2014
12 oz bottle wearing the foil avery uniform. Pours an amber color with a sweet banana aroma. Caramel and sweet pumpkin with an amazing spice compliment. Ripe banana finish. Smooth and delicious. What an awesome beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
[6551-20140723] Bottle. Fresh rummy leaf grains aroma with a hint of sweetly barbecued meat. Hazy, brown body with a quick bubbly head. Boozy rummy grains flavour has a taffy rum undertone. Medium-full body. Really interesting. (7/2/8/3/14) 3.4
(w/ DuctTape, jercraigs, JoeMcPhee)

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (4489) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
A mess for my tastes. Syrupy. Too much BS pumpkin spices like clove, cinnamon and other stuff. Super sweet. Maroon clear pour with ok head and lacing. Tap at Churchkey.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2330) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Brandon. Modestly clear amber body with a ruby-red tint; a prickly, light-tan head quickly transitions into a small, foamy collar. Huge pumpkin pie aroma; fleshy gourd, coated in vanilla, sweet rum booziness, sticky caramel & toffee drizzle, nutmeg, cinnamon, sweet cream, & a very minor floral aspect hidden underneath. Flavor has a huge, syrupy caramel bite up front, sifting into a strong pumpkin flavor. Not just pumpkin spice, but actual pumpkin flesh. Sweet pumpkin, though, & it never transitions into that strange vegetal territory. Heaps of sweet vanilla cream, nutmeg, sticky rum, toffee, cinnamon, ginger, honey coated & toasted graham crackers, with a nice spike of earthy bitterness tipping off the finish. Sticky sweet, warming finish. Huge beer, very sweet & quite boozy, but still doesnít seem like almost 17% ABV. Very tasty stuff, although I think I like Pump[KY]n just a touch better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (693) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber. Big pumpkin pie aroma. Rum vanilla sweetness on the taste with fall spices. Barely any alcohol on the feel, warm finish. Very good. Top-tier pumpkin brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1634) - - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a weird hazy apple cider color. Aroma is pretty much straight pumpkin. Taste adds some maple syrup, rum and alcohol heat. Malt backbone gives it a bit of a pumpkin bread character. Thick sticky mouthfeel. Really good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tejas (882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2014
My bottle reads 16.73 ABV. Itís an Avery brew so I expected big and boozy and thatís what it is. Thankfully though you can still taste the pumpkin and spices and itís not alcohol hot just boozy. Still though itís just to damn big and insanely sweet. Glad I tried it though. I certainly wonít buy a bottle ever again though as I canít bring myself to pay $13 for a 12oz thatís unnecessarily big and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle. Moderate to heavy roasted and caramel for the malt, light cooked orange for the hops, moderate dough and broth for the yeast, with notes of butterscotch, nutmeg and rum. Head is small, wispy, off-white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is clear copper. Flavor starts heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately to heavily sweet and faintly bitter. Palate is full, syrupy, with a mostly flat carbonation and a heavily alcoholic finish. This Pumpkin Beer should be slightly warmed and sipped slowly as you would a bourbon in winter.


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