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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
12oz bottle from grape & gourmet. pours a clear, copper with deep russet at the base with a thin, whispy, khaki head that leaves tight rings of lace around the edges. aroma is fantastic with beautiful notes of fresh, homemade pumpkin pie, cinnamon, clove, and spicy nutmeg backed by subtle notes of candied yams, orange peel, and ginger with smooth, spicy, and slightly woody notes of rum emerging as it warms. flavor is absolutely spectacular with huge notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and clove blended seamlessly with the subtly sweet flavors of my mom’s fresh baked pumpkin pie (complete with the perfectly toasted crust) and backed by notes of toffee, pecan sandies, spiked holiday cider, and rum balls. palate is medium bodied with smooth carbonation and a wonderful balance of pumpkin pie sweetness and spiced rum warmth. overall, absolutely the best pumpkin beer i’ve ever tasted.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DalzAle (1903) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle thanks to CLevar! Clear dark orange pour, very little carbonation and a good rummy and pumpkin aroma. Flavor is smooth and slightly pumkin spiced and a nice syrupy sweet rum flavor which mellows and warms on the aftertaste. Goslings was a perfect compliment to this beer, I can’t beleive this is 16%!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (2912) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a clody copper with small off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is vanilla and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a rich malt with caramel and light spice and cinnamon. Easy to drink, an impressive Pumpkin beer from Avery.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2012
(12oz bottle phaleslu). This was a beer I’d been wanting to try badly and low and behold if Peter doesn’t send this as a bonus. Awesome! Pours a hazy orange-red color with thin tan head. Aroma is pumpkin, sauteed apple, spices, brown sugar, rum, vanilla. Taste is sweet with a nice mix of pumpkin, vanilla and rum. Full bodied with a sticky flavor. A little bit of alcohol warmth, but ohhh so smooth. I just realized this is almost 16% abv! This tastes like its 8-9%. Freaking awesome!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Sampled on tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood. Pours clear cherry red with a small ring of head. Flavour of candied sugars, dark fruits, spices and honey. Flavour of rum, candied sugars, dark fruits and wood. Full bodied, sweet, heavy, very smooth, oily. REALLY nice. Perfect pumpkin beer for those not so hot on the idea of a pumpkin beer! By far my favourite pumpkin brewskie!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Poured a viscous medium auburn with virtually no head. Nose of rum and spices. Very heavy across the tongue in a pleasent way. Very warming and a bit boozy in a good way.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (781) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Heavy aromas of malted barely, coconut, pumpkin pie, massive licorice, dark fruits, plums, toffee, rum, oak wood and slick molasses. Deep, mocha brown color with an instantly vanishing foam and no lacing whatsoever. Massive and intense flavors immediately attack the palate. Upfront there is heavy rum, booze, malted barley, toffee and a strong amber or munich tasting malt. The secondary phase brings a very sticky, slick flavor of molasses, an off-sweet caramel, sweet sugar, candied cherries and a skunky cough syrup note dancing around the palate. The finish leaves a continuous alcohol burn, rum, spice, resin and pumpkin pie flavor on the back of the throat. Overall, this is a fantastic piece of work. My only complaint is that the pumpkin is overwhelmed by the rum barrels. Besides that, this is another malt forward monster from Avery. Really fantastic stuff. Definitely a sipping beer. A+ rating.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beezmon (12) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pretty wild. Very high abv. Alcohol hides very well. Flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, apple, rum, woody. Pretty dynamic. Definitly a sipper.. and worth to try at least once especially when it is the season

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7786) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
On tap at Avery night at Blue Palms. Aroma is absolutely fantastic! Huge woody, rum aroma. Dry, pumpkin pie spices. Ginger. Tannins, caramel. My words cannot do justice. This is seriously one of the best smelling beers that I have ever had. Flavors are huge, candied yam, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet rum. Great! Still very well attenuated. Vanilla frosting. Tannins. Oily mouthfeel. Creamy. Excellent!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 2011 bottle thanks to Ratman197. pours a deep red. lots of spice on the nose with dark fruit, sugar and light rum notes. deep and smooth body with rum, dark fruits, spices, sugar and light vanilla. warming finish with more layers of dark fruit and spices. the rum barrels coat the beer in a supportive role which leaves an underlying character while not dominating the beer.

on tap at The Brick Store Pub during the Avery Beer Dinner on 11/2/10. Deep orange pour with a 1 finger white head. Lots of rum barrel on the nose with light pumpkin and lots of spice - especially nutmeg. medium to full body with more rum, vanilla, oak, light pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice, sweet malts, and lots of sugar. big sweet candy finish with some alcohol heat, more spice, apple, and banana. a true desert in a glass.


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