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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7829) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1261) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 14, 2014
750ml shared. Poured murky dark orange color with a white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma was bourbon and vanilla, mild spice notes as well. Flavor is primarily bourbon and vanilla notes underlined with the pumpkin pie spices. Followed by the cocoa nibs. Very well balanced and flavorful. Worthy of a second bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a murky dark golden amber with a creamy white head that left light lacing. Aroma of bourbon, pumpkin and vanilla. Smooth flavor of oaky bourbon, pumpkin pie, vanilla, subtle cocoa and some pumpkin spices. Medium body, light carbonation, dry finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG Asheville Opening Night Dinner. Thanks to Jack for this one. Big stuff, lots of bread and sugar. Some wood. Minimal pumpkin character. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, more hefty malt character. So so.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimsRatings (415) - - FEB 19, 2014
From bomber. Dark amber color. Aroma of spices and bourbon - an odd but interesting pairing. Taste follows suit. Did not notice any chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Premeet ][ 750mL ][ RBWG Globe ][ Free ][ 2/6/14 ]
>> Low haze golden pour with okay lacing. Nose is sweet candy, mildew, gamey honey. Taste is dry, woody, papery. Eh, medicinal finish. Weird. None of the flavors I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8234) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle shared at meet and greet. Etched glass. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of orange cake, light malt, cocoa, pumpkin pie, light bourbon and oak. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a large, creamy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is oak, pumpkin, cinnamon and yams, cookie malt and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with pumpkin, spices, light hops and bitterness, oak and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4996) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Slightly hazed gold pour with white head and lace. Aroma of fruitiness and some light herbal hops. Flavor is sweet dried fruit and a good warmth. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy. Ok beer

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured a murky orange-brown color with a huge very creamy orange-cream head that lingered forever and left great lacing. The aroma was faint with sweet orange . The flavor was sweet and malty with moderate ripe fruits, chocolate and bourbon. Long finish of creamy chocolate and bourbon. Moderately full bodied and smooth. Alcohol well hidden. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2079) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Draft. Pours opaque orange-medium brown with a thin white head. Tastes sweet at first, then strongly of alcohol. Like fruit candy with dry tobacco and squash. Medium body and low carbonation. Not much aroma, smells lightly of bread, vegetables, and caramel.


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