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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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 (7915) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1515) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bomber. Overall pretty good pumpkin beer with medium spice and a little hint of chocolate. Not overpowering like many and the bourbon barrel adds good flavors

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evanheon (7) - - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
Boozier than expected, and not very pumpkiny. But a very tasty fall beer! Gotta love blue mountain

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2014
On tap at the Blue Dog in Chalfont. Poured an oragne / amber color with a smaller sized head. Pumpkin, chocolate (more in the aromas), vanilla, spices, wood, and some bourbon.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dr_Fellini (459) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Draft at 80/20 burger bar. Pours a hazy amber light brown color with a thin rim of light tan head. Aroma is mild pumpkin spice, vanilla, oak. Flavor about the same, but disappears quickly into the finish. Okay beer overall, but by no means an imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3597) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, faint vanilla, and faint oak. Flavor is vanilla and pumpkin sweetness mellowed out by the chocolate, light hop bitterness, and faint spice mix; dry, oaky finish with a touch o lingering sweetness. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jesterdeal (1923) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle from Wine Works split with some Magic nerds. Aroma is vanilla, oak, and pumpkin spice. Pours hazy brown-orange with a huge fluffy frothy head. Taste is oak oak oak oak and pumpkin spice. The barrel translated none of the sweet delicious bourbon and all of its dry vanilla/wood oakness. Couldn’t finish the glass. This was very poorly executed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2312) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Orangey syrupy brown pour. Cinnamon, pumpkin, vanilla aroma. Similar taste. Bourbon, etc. Pretty decent but a bit too sweet IMO

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (6702) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a dark orangey amber with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out cocoa nibs, very light pumpkin and some bourbon. Flavour is robust, with bourbon and vanilla notes, along with cocoa. Not really getting any pumpkin notes. This is mostly cocoa and bourbon, but it has a very light body. Not bad, but not overly interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Cloudy light brown with an off-white head. Aroma is raisins, spices, honey, maple, dates, brown sugar. Medium bodied, sweet on the palate, spiced finish. Taste is bourbon, dates, chocolate, brown sugar, hint of pumpkin spices and wood. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hershiser2 (1228) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
$11.29 bomber, Wine Warehouse. Pop the cork and it comes spilling out. Uhoh. Pours a hazy brown-amber with a huge frothy beige head. Smells of apple spice, crust, and pumpkin. Taste is smooth pumpkin, apple spice... more appley than pumpkiny.


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