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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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 Gosling’s Rum barrels for six months. Consume early and often, preferably with a pumpkin pie and/or s’mores.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AHTOH (101) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottled Oct. 5, 2011. Drank 11/29/11. 12 oz bottle.

AROMA: Barleywine, molasses, pumpkin, candied dates, rum soaked raisins, mild spice (nutmeg, faint cinnamon). Get faint hint of the ginger as well as oak (and dash of vanilla) after strong swirl.

TASTE: Rum barrel forward, pumpkin, barleywine, molasses, candied dates. Can definitely taste the oak and vanilla notes from the barrel. Subtle earthiness mid palate (perhaps from the wood). Faint bitterness on finish.

MOUTH FEEL: Syrupy. Fair amount of heat from alcohol. Feels like the aging in barrels smoothed it out a bit (ie, took some of the edge off).

OVERALL: Typical big beer from Avery: massive and somewhat cloying. However, I had this instead of dessert because I knew it would be quite sweet. So since I was wanting something sweet after dinner, I found this brew quite enjoyable.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours a bright orange color with minimal head. Fall, pumpkin aromas with little rum barrel that gets better as it warms.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Draft into tulip. Golden red-orange, light tan head. Mildly clouded. Allspice, cinnamon, brown sugar, pumpkin. Very sweet, maybe a hint of bitterness. Very upfront alcohol, but only medium to heavy body, very chewy. Reasonable amount of acidity. Reasonably oily. Pretty darn good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3298) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2016
2014 bottle. Aroma is boozy rum, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Tastes pretty boozy too but still smooth considering the abv. A little overly spiced but not too bad. An intense sipper for sure. I bet I’d love this with a little less spice and a lower abv.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WABeerFiend (377) - - MAR 12, 2016
Bottled 09.09.15. Poured 03.08.16. A: Very sweet. Molasses, pumpkin puree, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. A: Fizzy 1/3 finger head that quickly fades to a small ring. Very hazy dark red body. T: Follows the nose with additions of oak woodiness and caramel. P: It’s pretty syrupy, but some bubbles are there on the back end. O: Midway through the glass, it almost tastes like a nice barleywine. It’s good, but Pump[KY]n is better.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2220) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2016
My two favorite drinks have come together in one awesome glass! I enjoyed a sample of this fine drink on draft at Union Jacks. The beer poured a dark ruby color with a small but lacing tan head. The nose featured pumpkin, rum, caramel malt, ginger and nutmeg. The flavors were so dang delicious! I could taste the rum literally being lifted away from the rest of the liquid as I swirled it around on my palate. The rum just sprang out and shared the spotlight with the pumpkin. This is amazing! Super smooth finish with a touch of booze on the tongue. Forget the pie and s’mores. I’ll take the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4380) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle: Poured a reddish caramel with little to no head. Aroma was super rum spicy and pumpkin. Taste had that spiced rum effect with nice pumpkin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Criz (335) - - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle poured into snifter. No head, legs running down the glass, cloudy amber color, tons of sediment. Huge aromas of sweet rum, nutmeg, pumpkin and an astringent finish. Flavors of dark rum, raisins, prunes, pumpkin and nutmeg. Very interesting beer, boozy, sticky, rum driven. It definitely warms you up.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4291) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Pours a rather hazy dark amber color with a lot of floaties and a small head on it. Nose is heavy on the rum and sugar, but with a fair amount of pumpkin coming through as well. Taste is sweet and quite a bit boozy, but with a nice bit of spice coming through. I’m not a fan of rum or pumpkin, per se, but I like this a lot more than I expected to.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (716) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
Flaska från whole markets nyc. Orange med vitt skum. Söt doft av pumpa, kanel och rom. Kryddig smak av pumpa och kanel med värmande alkohol

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (1007) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2015
From Batch #2 from Sept. 17, 2012. Poured in a Konings Hoeven wide mouth chalice. Pours brown with minimal head and lace. Aroma of rum raisen puddin with extra malts and rum! Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors or rich malts, brown sugar, rum, cinnamon spice, slight clove, molassas. Overall big, bold, sippingly delicious!


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