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RATINGS: 285   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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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? It’s not really there, to be honest. Nevertheless, it’s still a very tasty beer. If you like rum. I need to drink some more rum, I think.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, thanks to Bruce, 28/06/14. Murky orange amber with a moderate beige swirl and edgeing. Nose is big old pumpkin fuel, light spice, dark fruit rinds, ginger notes, caramel fudge. Taste comprises sticky pumpkin pie mix, malty, rich caramel, light spice, touch boozey syrupy. Full bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, sweet licks in the close and subtle booze tones in the close. Solid pumpkin affair, really not getting the 18% which is expertly integrated, thought I was drinking 7 or 8 % worth of autmunal pie filler !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Bruce. Pours unclear amber-copper with a bubbly off-white head. The nose has ripe pumpkin, caramel, some wood, orange. Medium sweet flavor with boozy kick, rich pumpkin syrup, some autumnal spices. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish, caramel, sugar syrup, rich pumpkin, bread. Heavy-hitting stuff but pretty tasty. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6197) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bruce? It pours deep mahogany brown with minimal head. The nose is wood, soft fruits, pumpkin, earth, spice, vanilla, butter squash, and candy. The taste is bitter-sweet, wood, squash, pumpkin, spice, vanilla, wood, light alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation, a big pumpkin bastard, but decent enough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3309) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Sample at Hopfest 2014. Comes reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of spice, pumpkin, and malt. Taste is rum, ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin, and malt. Nice sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 23, 2014
Draught at Beer Trappe. Big boozy rum based beer where the ABV clearly shows. A bit sticky at the end, but very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2952) - 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 (2780) - 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 (629) - 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 (2004) - 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 (16300) - 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.


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