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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eberndt (173) - - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft at the VA Craft Brewers Festival, Devils Backbone, 8/24/13. Pours a hazy orange color with a large creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of pumpkin, chocolate, whiskey, herbal hops. The taste is chocolate, mild pumpkin, whiskey, caramel, spice. Medium bodied, subtle, well balanced. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chandler0201 (640) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Dark orange pour with small white head. Aroma of pumpkin, chocolate, whiskey, and some vanilla extract. Flavor is of pumpkin, with hints of chocolate, coffee, whiskey, and some cinnamon and caramel. Reminded me a bit of an alcoholic pumpkin coffee. Very smooth finish and alcohol is well masked. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (936) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1214) - 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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zickbeer_ye (250) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11078) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2609) - 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

   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.

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