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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6803) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2013
12oz bottle, thanks to adnielsen. My bottle is batch #2. bottled 9/17/12. ABV labeled 18.1%. Hazy (pretty much opaque) dark orange / red color. No head, no lace. Rum and pumpkin gourd nose. Spicy flavor, big satisfying pumpkin, awesome amount of rum - a lot of rum barrel wood. But still a massive amount of gourdy pumpkin in this, very satisfying. Alcohol in this is detectable, but not 18% detectable. Seems more drinkable than DFHís WWS and 120m, but still has a sort of bite in the finish. Otherwise, hint of sweetness, more spiciness. Bigger body, but itís very dry. Carbonation is lighter but noticable. Very long, delicious pumpkin / rum barrel wood finish. Awesome, fascinating, intensely tasty stuff. Great to sip and savor.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1064) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle, 11/22/2014. Pours a clear ruby mahogany color, thin yellow beige head fades quickly to a still surface. Aroma is pumpkin, pie crust, cinnamon, nutmeg, touch of rum barrel with vanilla, booze. Taste is similar, pumpkin pie filling, heavily spiced, with rum, big boozy finish. Thick body. Alright, but verging on one-note only.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
popway (56) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Wham bam thank you mam. This is a mo-shit Ass kick of a beer, I kid u not. Plenty of heat, what a Ride of what 18%? Thing is itís a silpper And a shotglass type heady drone. OK seriously very tasty full bodied Light carb, powerful, pumpkin spice pirate Arrrgghj!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Caskalefan (150) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Perfect balance of pumpkin essence, pumpkin spices, and rum. Syrupy (but not too syrupy) body, and a very sweet, but not quite cloying flavor, thanks to a dash of dryness from the ginger. The alcohol is beautifully masked for 16+ percent, and the finish is nearly endless. Pumking WAS my favorite pumpkin ale until I savored Rumpkin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chuckstout (263) - Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Lot of oak, rum, cinnamon. Pours a nice burnt orange/red. Nice flavor, rum,sweetness, tannins, spices. Delicious stuff

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mackRIS (31) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours red brown. Aroma is rum, woody, alchohol, pumpkin, cinnamon. Taste is sweet, caramel, rum, alcohol, rum, pumpkin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4586) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
GABF 2014. Great beer. Very sweet, but not to the point that I canít drink it. I can taste and smell the rum, but it is surprisingly well hidden as far the palate where I do not feel the alcohol. Thick and heavy. Caramel; and pumpkin pie spices. This is too heavy for a 12 oz, put this in a nip bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
birdmachine (197) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
12 oz bottle Ė thanks Brian (mrhoppy)! Aroma is upfront soy sauce and rum. Blah. Swirling it around unlocks caramelized brown sugar, Christmas spices, rum. The beer pours inky black out of the bottle with quickly fading mocha head. The taste is much better than aroma, but still a bit cloying. Light roasted pumpkin, spices, brown sugar, dried fruits, molasses, rum. Body is medium-full, with seemingly zero carbonation and a slightly sticky finish. After taste is definitely barrel heavy, sweet rum and light booze. Itís not very hot, which I do dig. Overall, itís focused, but not really my kind of beer. I can appreciate the craft in making something this big.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4080) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours hazy bronze with a ring of beige for the head. The aroma has bourbon, rum, alcohol, fusal, some light pumpkin and toasted rich malt. It has a very thick and chewy body with some light sharp carbonation. The taste is very rich and thick malt, brown sugar, toffee, sweet rum, alcohol heat and soft spices. The finish shows some pumpkin and lots of alcohol heat. This is interesting - very rummy and hot.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewMstr (99) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle at Park & Co. Denver. Wow! Nice pumpkin flavor with strong rum alcohol. Slow sipping bomb!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maley1 (798) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Oh my! Clear dark amber pour with small beige head quickly dissapating. Aroma of rum, pumpkin, burnt sugar, caramel and chocolate. Taste of caramel, burnt brown sugar, creamy chocolate, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon. All balanced out nicely with the rum aging. Full bodied, low carbonation, lots going on in this beer, absolutely delicious and potent.


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