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RATINGS: 374   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 (8331) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a thin tan head. Aroma was boozy pumpkin pie with rum, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. flavor was very boozy and quite sweet with brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, pumpkin pie, and nutmeg. Full body, syrupy texture, low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
michaelinwa (630) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Medium brown pour, disappearing head, aroma is pumpkin pie, for the most part. Nice to have a pumpkin beer that hits that mark for a change. Flavor is sweet, pumpkin, spice, booze at the end, with some bitterness showing up. Enjoyable, with limited use.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
From notes on 3/29/15 On Tap. Glad I got the 6 ounce pour. Not that it isnít good, it is just soooo sweet. Might as well be drinking a glass of rum. Tastes basically like a rum candy.

3.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
c1raider (73) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
This was a very unique beer... Think sherry meets port meets fruity beer. Very sweet with a syruping like texture. A beer to share, maybe not worth the premium

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
soyorganic (297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Sweet pumpkin taste, awesome, delicious. It tastes like rum and pumpkins. Nice carbonation. I love this ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (827) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Smells like a sweet roasted pumkin mash with rum. Oaky, woody, complex pumkin flavors with rum backing. Sweet but not overly for how strong it is. Most authentic pumpkin flavors of any I have had in a beer and the rum flavors go awesome with it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
[Tap] Muddy light brown color with virtually no head on top. Heavy aromas of pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, booze and sweet potatoes. Flavors of yam, pumpkin puree, alcohol, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, vanilla, rum and clove. An alcohol burn is there, but not overpowering considering the high ABV. Oily palate. Lightly carbonated. About 4 oz. of this stuff is all you need. Tasting notes from 10/2014.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (2215) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
So pumking was the best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had.. Till I tried this. Pours a muddy orange/brown. Aromas are absurdly pumpkin like. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin loaf.. You get the picture. Very sweet, almost sherry like pumpkin sweetness and brown sugar. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.. A nice warmth going down the gullet.. And a great buzz shortly thereafter. Awesome stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1798) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle to snifter. Hazy copper with hint of tan head. A: spicy, boozy, vegetable. T: sweet boozy spicy pumpkin. Just too much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Pours a dark black color with a tiny little head. Aroma is boooooooze, rum, raisins, oak, sugar. The taste is, well, itís so much booze. Overwhelming booze. I like pumpkin beers. I like rum. I like Avery for the most part but this? This was not done well in my opinion. Maybe 2014 produced an unusually harsh bash. I loved the Pumpkyn beer they make thatís the same strength. This one was just not good. Age it for 10 years and maybe it will have mellowed.


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