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RATINGS: 354   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2011
On tap at the Houston Flying Saucer. Very clear amber-red with a small off-white head. The nose is boozy with cane sugar, burnt sugar, some spices, and caramel. Flavor hits you right away with warming booze up front, then sweet sugary malt and some rum flavor with a bit of spiciness in the backdrop. A very fruity finish and aftertaste with a nice alcoholic tingle on the way down. Pumpkin? What pumpkin? Itís not really there, to be honest. Nevertheless, itís still a very tasty beer. If you like rum. I need to drink some more rum, I think.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2290) - Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Brandon. Modestly clear amber body with a ruby-red tint; a prickly, light-tan head quickly transitions into a small, foamy collar. Huge pumpkin pie aroma; fleshy gourd, coated in vanilla, sweet rum booziness, sticky caramel & toffee drizzle, nutmeg, cinnamon, sweet cream, & a very minor floral aspect hidden underneath. Flavor has a huge, syrupy caramel bite up front, sifting into a strong pumpkin flavor. Not just pumpkin spice, but actual pumpkin flesh. Sweet pumpkin, though, & it never transitions into that strange vegetal territory. Heaps of sweet vanilla cream, nutmeg, sticky rum, toffee, cinnamon, ginger, honey coated & toasted graham crackers, with a nice spike of earthy bitterness tipping off the finish. Sticky sweet, warming finish. Huge beer, very sweet & quite boozy, but still doesnít seem like almost 17% ABV. Very tasty stuff, although I think I like Pump[KY]n just a touch better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (676) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber. Big pumpkin pie aroma. Rum vanilla sweetness on the taste with fall spices. Barely any alcohol on the feel, warm finish. Very good. Top-tier pumpkin brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1621) - - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a weird hazy apple cider color. Aroma is pretty much straight pumpkin. Taste adds some maple syrup, rum and alcohol heat. Malt backbone gives it a bit of a pumpkin bread character. Thick sticky mouthfeel. Really good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tejas (882) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2014
My bottle reads 16.73 ABV. Itís an Avery brew so I expected big and boozy and thatís what it is. Thankfully though you can still taste the pumpkin and spices and itís not alcohol hot just boozy. Still though itís just to damn big and insanely sweet. Glad I tried it though. I certainly wonít buy a bottle ever again though as I canít bring myself to pay $13 for a 12oz thatís unnecessarily big and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle. Moderate to heavy roasted and caramel for the malt, light cooked orange for the hops, moderate dough and broth for the yeast, with notes of butterscotch, nutmeg and rum. Head is small, wispy, off-white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is clear copper. Flavor starts heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately to heavily sweet and faintly bitter. Palate is full, syrupy, with a mostly flat carbonation and a heavily alcoholic finish. This Pumpkin Beer should be slightly warmed and sipped slowly as you would a bourbon in winter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8980) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Keg at Beer Run, 11/4/14. Batch 4. Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramelized pumpkin, brown sugar, spice, lemon, rum. The taste is rum, toffee, caramel, raisin, pumpkin, rye, dark fruits. Medium bodied, low carbonation. A little hot but not bad to the alchohol content.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2206) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2014
AndyReynolds said: Pretty damn good pumpkin beer. The alcohol stands out for sure. Typical pumpkin pie aroma with stronger pumpkin vs. spice, subtle rum.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2014
12 oz bottle. Deep amber with a decent beige head. Aroma is of pumpkin pie, rum, toffee, oak, and caramel. Taste is of cane sugar, rum, oak, pumpkin, cinnamon, and brown sugar.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (725) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12 oz bottle. Batch No.4. 16.73%. Bottled Sept 22, 2014. Reddish Brown pour. Malty toffee caramel boozy nose. Big blast of pumpkin spice flavors, with alcohol burn mixed with Rum, caramel, vanillas, toffee. Quit smooth and very rich. Finish burns. What a big beer. This starts the Holidays with a bang.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1098) - 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.


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