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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Boo! Has there ever been a better feeling then when you were a kid spiriting around the neighborhood in a white sheet with a bucket of candy bars? No, not really. But we figured if we loaded up an Imperial pumpkin ale with natural chocolate flavor from cocoa nibs and stick it in a bourbon barrel for a few months it might come pretty close.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (4874) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a gold with some spitty, white head. Nose is mild, wood, yam, spice, all mild. Flavor is sweet, spicy, booze. A little odd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1296) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle into a goblet. Pours a nice orange/amber, fluffy white head and light lacing. Very pleasant vanilla aroma with hints of spice and fresh pumpkin. Taste is creamy vanilla, spice,pumpkin, slight booze burn, a bit of oak. Incredibly smooth and drinkable. Not a pumpkin pie bomb by any means. Such a refreshing change of pace for fall seasonal beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Dave & Michelle, thanks! Cloudy golden amber color, large fluffy white head, solid lacing. Aroma of salted pretzels, I am not kidding. Taste starts with light vanilla, spice, slight booze at the finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eberndt (176) - - SEP 28, 2013
Nice murky orange amber color when poured. Very full flavor without tasting too "thick". Dark chocolate undertones are a nice aftertaste. Wife liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1104) - Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Poured a very hazy orange-brown color with a nice white head. Aroma has pumpkin, berries, spices, and some cheese. Taste is slightly creamy and smooth. Light carbonation. Good pumpkin flavors with a good amount of spices. Lots of cheesy notes, with some veggies. Nice cocoa flavors in the finish. Aftertaste is more veggies and pumpkin. Overall very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Big thanks to my good friend Steve Klenk for this one, and what a gorgeous bottle this is, with an embossed ghost behind orange letters and pumpkin. Pours turbid pumpkin colored with off-white head. Nose is bready caramel malt, bourbon, pumpkin puree, cacao. Tastes of bourbon, pumpkin, big hops, cacao, vanilla. Rich, smooth, and complex palate, with bourbon up front, the pumpkin as a solid secondary taste, and finishing vanilla, cacao, and squash. This is as unique a pumpkin beer as I have ever quaffed, and I’m damned glad to have a friend like Steve to share it with me. Take a small bite of pumpkin pie, add a Hershey’s Kiss, then without swallowing take a big hit of Cognac, and you have this beer, and it tastes great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Murky, hazy amber pour with a tall, fluffy white head. Aroma is mostly booze with soft wood note and light pumpkin. Taste is strong boozy notes from the bourbon barrel treatment, light cocoa, soft spice, light pumpkin and soft wood. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a boozy warmth and strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more bourbon notes, soft wood, light vanilla, soft cocoa, pumpkin notes and light spice. Glad I got a second bottle. Needs some age despite the fact this was bottled in July.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy brownish orange color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose has a little bit of the standard pumpkin spices up front, but then becomes dominated by bourbon notes with just a hint of some chocolate underneath. Taste has a nice mix of the bourbon alcohol notes and a slight sweetness to it. Quite smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zickbeer_ye (274) - Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Aroma of chocolate, pumpkin, light hops and bourbon that blends nicely. Thick creamy flat white head with hazy orange bronze body. Cocoa, bourbon, with a roasty pumpkin flavor and light hops. Smooth a little carbonated with some bourbon heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Aromas of chocolate, pumpkin, peanut butter, and subtle raisin. Hazy dull orange, or light poo poo brown, with a mostly lasting, bubbly white head. Chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon right up front, some pumpkin but pretty subtle, flavors are very well integrated. Medium bodied, smooth, with fluffy carbonation, and a vanilla and soft pumpkin finish.

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