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RATINGS: 280   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 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (5022) - 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 DFH’s WWS and 120m, but still has a sort of bite in the finish. Otherwise, hint of sweetness, more spiciness. Bigger body, but it’s 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle, 2013 thanks to OKBeerFan! Pours hazy chestnut amber with a small quickly dissipating tan head that leaves a ring and some lacing. Aroma is rummy for sure, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, light funkiness, toffee, orange zest. Flavor has all of the above, fairly spiced, quite boozy. Sweet and sticky, only a bit of bitterness. Very rummy. A bit too sweet and spiced for me to really get into. Nothing even remotely subtle about this beer. Holy cow.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2701) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle generously shared by Sparky! Mahogany pour with slivers of orange, garnet, and plum at its core. Caramel, toffee, molasses, maple, pumpkin, nutmeg, raisin, and run soaked oak. Pretty damn sweet and syrupy. Alcohol was absolutely invisible. A bit sugary for my liking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (457) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 6, 2014
12oz bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Nose is weird musty old spices, rum, wet cardboard, and something I can’t seem to place along the lines of baked beans and the meatballs that come in Spaghetti-Os. Taste follows the nose with a soft viscous palate, notes of spices, pumpkin, cheap rum. Finish is the same but does hide the high ABV very well. Just a weird one for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (1735) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 6, 2014
2011 Bottle thanks to adnielsen ! Pours a deep caramel color with a finger of eggshell foam. Tons of boozy pumpkin, coconut soaked rum, kola nut, ginger, caramel popcorn, baseball card bubblegum... some earthy leather helps calm down the sweetness factor. Nice spice factor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody pumpkin aroma. Sweetish malty spicy woody caramel and pumpkin flavor with hints of rum. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody pumpkin and rum finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (631) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Really loved this beer. Thanks to Westmeister for sharing with me at Grant Park. Scent is spicy earthy pumpkin. Despite a single bottle having the alcoholic equivalent of 4 average lagers, the booze is well hidden. Flavor has cider like quality. Lively carbonation, which is pleasing to me, maybe not to others. Bottle - Shared by Westmeister

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (1524) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 2012 bottle. Admitted Avery fanboy for their special brews. Love the booze. Shared with EricTeusink in Grant Park. Pours murky mostly still orange with some noticeable stuff in the bottom of the pour. Smell is spice, rum, booze, big sweet. Taste was big sweet rum soaked malt ball. Medium thick mouth with minimal carbonation. Hints of it reminded me of cider. Booze is prevalent throughtout but not something that I couldn’t easily do a full 12 ounce. Just delicious stuff here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle chilled in a bucket of snow during the snow storm in Baltimore. Pours a softly hazed amber brown with a thin white head. Huge sweet alcohol on the nose, soft rum and wood, a bit of oxidization. Medium-bodied, sweet and certainly boozy right away. Warm and spicy, a good amount of wood and a lot of warming alcohol. Still a bit boozy on the finish, but rather tasty. Nice sweetness and caramel notes into the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlowOffTube (388) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Boozy rum pumpkin spices and oily thick sticky mouth feel. That pretty much sums it up. Was going to do a full bottle by my lonesome but was lucky to have a friend help me out with it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1878) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottled sept. 17 2012. Pour has a dark murky amber in color with a ring of off white head. Aroma has pumpkin, pie spices, sweet rum barrels, and light heat. Does have the distinct Goslings rum aroma once it opens up. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation low. Flavor is not bashful about the alcohol blasting you out of the gate. Heavy thick malt core, seasonal spices, caramel sweetness, vanilla, oak, and rum. Goslings house flavor all over it with the base beer packing heat even with 1 1/2 years of aging on this bottle.


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