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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
The Big Brother version of our original fall seasonal. The Imperial is more robust and intense in flavor with a noticeably spirituous finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4093) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11600) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1648) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10872) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10484) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (3228) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1549) - 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.

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