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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The Big Brother version of our original fall seasonal. The Imperial is more robust and intense in flavor with a noticeably spirituous finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROBC3366 (537) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Dark colored pour , smells of spices and tastes like cinnamon nutmeg and pumpkin. A good fall choice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle to glass. Dark brown pour with a thin white head. Smooth mouth feel, pumpkin, spices, good. Try this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbill (3331) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
On draught at the brewpub back in January. Arrived black with a light brown head. Very pleasant aroma of pumpkin, spices, roasted malt, and molasses. The flavor is even more enchanting than the aroma with ample pumpkin, spices, roasted malt, molasses, and vanilla. My favorite beer of the day at the brewery!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (438) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
I love a good pumpkin brew and this one delivers for me. Pours black with a tan head and big aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Taste is just the right amount of pumpkin and spices and not overpowering. Body is medium which I wish it was a little bigger, but still a well done beer. Carbonation is a little light as well and getting that up will help a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2013
THOUGHTS: Mostly a very nice imperial stout, but then there are subtle, underlying pumpkin and spice flavors and aromas. The warmer it got the more pumpkin that was. Hid alcohol fairly well. much more spice in the aroma than in the flavor. An imperial stout first and a pumpkin beer second. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was basically opaque black in the glass but with red highlights at the edges and an average tan head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing. The aroma had moderate roasted malt, chocolate and coffee; light and fruity pumpkin, slight and increasing underlying, vegetal pumpkin when warmest. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet, lightly bitter and slightly sour with a surprisingly average duration. There was chocolate, roasted malt, a little coffee, chocolate syrup; lightly sweet pumpkin, slightly sour pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, mores spices and pumpkins. The medium to full body was a little oily with very tingly carbonation and a light to moderately astringent finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond.Pours black with a beige to brown head, aroma of pumpkin, pumpkin jam, roastiness, chocolate, consetrated milk, malt and spices, flavor of carob, chocolate, pumpkin, dried fruits, lots of spices, medium to full bodied

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
streve (99) - Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
22oz bomber into a Porter/Stout glass. Pour is black with a fingers width of mocha colored head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is of cloves and other spices, caramel and a little pumpkin. Mouth is full of spice throughout. I get a bit of a boozy aftertaste. Medium to full bodied. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2195) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond.Pours black with a quick dissolving dark tan head. Clove, nutmeg cinnamon, Glühwein aroma. A little bitter, dry, roasty and very spicy taste. Roasty finish, round taste, full body. I like it.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (5634) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of dark chocoplate, lots of pumpkin, lots of cinnamon and more spices. Bitter and spicy flavor, a bit burnt, with dark chocolate and pumpkin. Medium to full-bodied. Very hard to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours a motor-oil crimson, with a finger or two of mocha head. Smells of sugary caramel and richly malted barley, with nutty pumpkin muffin and cream frosting. The taste starts rich with sugary malts, a hint of spice, pecan, creamy coffee and full pumpkin flavor. Finishes with a welcoming presence of booze, and the slight bitterness of hops and roasted malts - slightly medicinal. In my personal opinion, this pumpkin beer reigns supreme within its genre, with great balance, imposing uniqueness, and savory character.


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