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RATINGS: 308   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 Goslingís Rum barrels for six months. Consume early and often, preferably with a pumpkin pie and/or símores.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Breaking a long hiatus to rate this beer. I donít rate anymore, mostly out of laziness, but every so often a beer inspires me to out thoughts into words. The aroma had me envisioning rotten figs covered in vomit. The taste is a perfect balance of tea, cough syrup, cardboard, and pure sugar. This stuff is terrible. I am so completely tired of these sugar bombs that are being passed off as beer. Fuck this beer and all like it. Give me something thatís been through a fermentation process next time. I canít hate this beer enough, and only wish I had more negative adjectives to puto into this rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2647) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
24 oct 2014, bottle. Light Amber, clear, some bubbles. Nose is pumpkin pie, even the crust! Med body and fizzy. Pumpkin pie! Maybe the best pumpkin beer ever! Nov pumpkin pie, balanced spices and a lot of pumpkin. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (457) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Orange and ruby colored. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices, booze. Taste is spicy and sweetness up front and rum booze in finish. This is a very sweet beer, maybe too sweet. The bottle suggested pairing with s'mores so I had some graham crackers and it helped a bit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3354) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear deep amber with an ecru head. Aroma of pumpkin spices and caramel. Flavors of rum and spices. Sweet, somewhat cloying finish. Warm, boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrettTaylor (512) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a dark orange, almost brown with a 1 finger head that is white. Head dissipates some, but not fully. Aroma - very obvious rum presence with some pumpkin notes underneath as wel as mild spices. Taste - lots of rum notes, brown sugar, spices, and a bit of a burn from the alcohol. Good lord this is tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (1543) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Deep orange bordering brown. Nose is full of fruity rum, thick and heavy, with faint pumpkin and mild spice. Flavor is more heavy-handed fruity rum, finishing with pumpkin pie filling and mild spice. Lingering rum. Huge dissapointment. The barrel muddied this beer to a fault.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
GABF 2014. Brown color with a small head. Very boozy aroma. Strong but non-descript alcohol aroma. Lots of molasses and brown sugar. Very malty. Light spice notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (175) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2014 Bottle (12oz $15): Pours a golden brown with no head. Aroma rum. Tastes very sweet with a little pumpkin and spices. Rum warming and sweetness in the end. A very good desert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1478) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottled September 22, 2014.
Glass: Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Clear and deep garnet hue with a tall but thin tan head that dissipates to a fuzzy coating.
Aroma: Sweet rum, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, and pumpkin are all here. A dash of cinnamon is noted. Aroma leans sweet and complex, really nice.
Taste: Sweet rum, brown sugar and caramel are huge here, with vanilla accenting them. Underlying pumpkin is noted during the mid-taste with some cinnamon. The finish adds a sugary coating with pumpkin being more noticed, adding a vegetal presence on the finish. This is sweet and a dash boozy, but I think it delivers exactly what most people would expect.
Palate: Thick and mildly carbonated.
Overall: Darn good despite being sweet. I expected a big, sweet and complex beer and this delivers. Itís pricey, but I think that itís worth trying once.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3728) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Deep plum color with a brown tint. Aroma is straight up pumpkin. White head. Boozy, smooth, sweet, pumpkin flavored barley wine. Warms a bit which is nice just getting into this fall weather.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1038) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Golden brown pour with no head. Awesome rum, oak, and pumpkin pie aromas. Flavor is a sweet medley of flavors. Lots of molasses and sweet pumpkin pie spices. Slightly warming on the finish but doesnít taste anywhere near the abv. Very good.

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