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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Big Brother version of our original fall seasonal. The Imperial is more robust and intense in flavor with a noticeably spirituous finish.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11144) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 Re-rate 1/15: Can sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Amit. Black with a nice tan head. Lots of pumpkin and spices in the aroma. Sweet flavor with pumpkin, chocolate, spices and a sourish note. Medium to full-bodied. Better than how it used to be. 6/4/7/3/13=3.3

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. 7/4/4/3/9=2.7

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1644) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 Bomber. I enjoyed this as it was more pumpkin and kept the cloves and spices subdued. Dark brown, tall tan head, full body... good balance.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - OCT 31, 2012
On tap at the Blind Tiger NYC, poured into a tulip glass. Opaque black color with no head. Aromas of roasted coffee, toasted bread and faint pumpkin notes. Dark chocolate flavor, espresso, mellow pumpkin, low-med bitterness. Med-full body, slightly over carbonated. Interesting but hard to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle. Nice dark brown pour with a rich tan head. The spices are very pleasant, lots of pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, mace, pumpkin, chocolate,roast. Really a well done beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shonobiwan (219) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle poured a cola color with minimal tan head and no lacing. Aroma is predominantly pumpkin spice with a maltiness. Taste is similar but perfectly balanced. Pumpkiness up front followed by the stout malt backbone. Really liked this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle @ Steve’s Foco. Thanks Steve. Pours a dark brown appearance with fizzy brown head. Spicy, a touch tart, mild pumpkin, light vanilla, chocolate aroma. Somewhat chewy, caramel, mild chocolate, caramel, a touch fruity, mild spicy flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3170) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep black/brown color with a frothy tan head. Aroma was roasty with faint pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and coffee. Smooth flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, pumpkin, coffee, nutmeg and some light smoke with a lightly dry finish. Awesome brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1507) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle from perfect Pour. Cola color and nice ead. A bit of a light stout but pleasant and the pumpkin and spices are subtile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7183) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Draft at blind tiger with Andrew. Pours a deep brown body with no head. Aroma is spice, light cinnamon, faint ready malt and cigar. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of smoky cigar, light spice, nutmeg and light roasted chocolate malts. Very easy drinking for 11%.


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